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Which Bible Would Jesus Use? The Bible Version Controversy Explained and Resolved

Published Date: November 18, 2013

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Length 342 Pages
Publication Date November 2013
Company McElroy Publishing
ISBN-13 Hardcover 978-0-9860265-0-8
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Are you tired of the smirks and childish questions of King James Bible detractors?

Are you sick of hearing the same old insincere questions like, “Tell me, which edition of the KJV is the Bible?” or “Where was the Bible before 1611?”

You’ll find the best answers to these questions and more in Which Bible Would Jesus Use?

Now you can go on the offensive by asking them one simple question, “If Jesus came to your church, which Bible would he use?” Making them answer this question along with the knowledge you’ll get from this book will settle the Bible version controversy once and for all.

You’ll learn Why “Which Edition?” is (quite often) a trick question to destroy your faith in a literal book. And the real reason they ask you the fake question in the first place.

You will now be able to prove to anyone why the Lord himself is forced to choose only one Bible and why that Bible is the King James Bible.

They’ll be convinced once they learn…

  • Why the Lord Jesus Christ would never use the ESV because of the known errors (admitted by experts) inserted into the text in Matthew 1:7, 8, & 10.
  • Why the Lord wouldn’t carry the NASB to church with him because of the known errors (admitted by experts) inserted into the text in John 7:8–10 and because of the way it refers to him in John 1:18.
  • Why the Lord couldn’t use the NIV, ESV, or the NASB because of the known geography error (admitted by experts) inserted into the text in Luke 4:44.
  • Why the Lord can’t use the NIV, ESV, or the NASB because of the known error (admitted by experts) inserted into the text in Mark 1:2.
  • Why the Lord is hurt by how his character is besmirched in Mark 1:41 in the NIV and would never, ever use it.
  • Why the Lord wouldn’t bring the NKJV into church with him because of how it undermines the historical integrity of his words in English.

They’ll stop laughing at your faith in the written words of God when you quickly and easily answer questions like:

“What about the thousands of differences between the 1769 Edition and the First Edition in 1611? And what about the differences between King James Bibles printed by the Oxford and Cambridge University Presses?”

This book also walks you through some of the major passages used to challenge creditability of the KJB. Your faith will be strengthened as you learn to explain tough issues like: why the Lord didn’t preserve the original autographs; why inspiration of Scripture doesn’t mean what they say it means; where the Greek text used in modern translations came from; and what doctrines are affected by these variant readings.



“An insightful read into biblical history and our understanding and appreciation of it.”

––Dr. Nido Qubein, President, High Point University, and Chairman, Great Harvest Bread Co.

“…a diligent Christian businessman (Proverbs 22:29) has successfully reduced the rancorous ‘King James Only-ism’ debate to a single, unconventional premise—‘Which Bible would Jesus use?’ The utter simplicity of Brother McElroy’s question will undoubtedly render many in academia apoplectic. And yet, his unique approach is entirely Scriptural.”

––Dr. William P. Grady, B.S., M.Ed., Th.M., Ph.D., D.D., author of four best-selling reference works: Final Authority, What Hath God Wrought!, How Satan Turned America Against God, and Given by Inspiration

“I believe that you have made a significant contribution to Bibliology and that your work will provoke more people to think intelligently about Biblical preservation. I think that you have rightfully presented the fact that all translations are not ‘essentially the same’ and have convincingly argued that textual criticism is not an exact ‘science’ at all … You have presented the right arguments in a clear, concise, thought-provoking way. Thank you!”

––Dr. Jeff Amsbaugh, B.A., M.Div., D.Min., D.R.E., Senior Pastor, Greater Rhode Island Baptist Temple

“McElroy demonstrates a keen understanding of the importance of branding. His application of the concept to the Bible version controversy is simply brilliant.”

––Raymond Aaron, author of eight books, including Branding Small Business for Dummies, and co-author of the New York Times best-selling Chicken Soup for the Parent’s Soul

“As an intellectual property attorney, my mission is to protect and defend the integrity of my client’s written text. In like manner, Mr. McElroy does a masterful job of defending the traditional biblical text as it is presented in the King James Version of the Bible. He does so in an informative and engaging way.”

––Lloyd J. Jassin, Entertainment and Publishing Law Attorney; Adjunct Prof., NYU SCPS; and co-author of The Copyright Permission and Libel Handbook (John Wiley & Sons) with Steven C. Schechter



Dedication v
Foreword Dr. William P. Grady vii
Preface Want to settle the “Bible Version Controversy” once and for all? xii
Introduction 1
Chapter 1 Why the Lord is forced to choose only one Bible 19
Chapter 2 Two “dirty little secrets” of modern textual criticism 35
Chapter 3 Proof—Prominent textual scholars believe God made mistakes when he wrote the Bible 55
Chapter 4 Why the Lord didn’t preserve the original autographs 79
Chapter 5 Why the Lord can’t choose the King James Bible without looking foolish to scholars 89
Chapter 6 Did the Lord make a monumental, multigenerational error by allowing the King James Bible to be published in the first place? 107
Chapter 7 Maybe the Lord Jesus Christ isn’t a loser after all 117
Chapter 8 Why can’t the Lord choose the ©1982 New King James Version? 127
Chapter 9 Where was the Bible before 1611? 151
Chapter 10 Which edition of the King James Bible is “The Bible”? 161
Chapter 11 What about the tens of thousands of differences between the 1769 edition (or any edition today) and the 1611 first edition? 179
Chapter 12 What about the differences between King James Bibles printed by the Oxford and Cambridge University Presses? 205
Chapter 13 Why “Which Edition?” is (quite often) a trick question 219
Chapter 14 The real reason for the fake question 227
Chapter 15 Inspiration of Scripture—What it is and what it isn’t 233
Chapter 16 Inspiration—What it was and what they say it is now 245
Chapter 17 Who changed the definition of inspiration, and when did they change it? 259
Chapter 18 Did the Lord preserve error instead of truth in the extant biblical manuscripts? 275
Chapter 19 How to spot a standard Bible 289
Chapter 20 The Revelation 16:5 controversy 297
Chapter 21 Which Bible should you use? 305
About the Author 309
Bibliography 311
Index 323
Scripture Index 335
Image Credits 341

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