A lot of dumb Fundamentalists get all worked up in a tizzy over what they have decided to call “Double Inspiration”. Many fundamentalist preachers like to talk about how they believe the King James Bible, but they claim to not believe that it is “inspired” because that would be “Double Inspiration.” What a true Bible Believer believes is QUADRUPLE inspiration. I want to make this clear in this blog post today.
If you want to find out the difference between a Bible Believer and a Fundamentalist, ask them if the King James Bible is inspired. All fundamentalists will back down. A Bible Believer believes that the King James Bible fulfills II Tim 3:16, “All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:” He believes that the King James is “given by inspiration”. Is the King James Bible Scripture? If yes, then it’s given by inspiration. If no, then you are not a Bible Believer. You are just another Fundy. Case Closed.
The modern Fundy believes the equation look like this:
ORIGINAL WRITINGS = Inspired
KING JAMES BIBLE = Not Inspired
They would argue something along the lines of: No translation can be inspired. But this will not hold up. The original manuscripts are filled with inspired translation. This would include Moses and Pharaoh’s conversations (who would argue that Pharaoh spoke the language of the slaves?) and New Testament Greek quotations of the Old Testament Hebrew.
Modern Funnymentalists believe that only a heretic would believe in Double Inspiration. They believe the equation would be this:
ORIGINAL WRITINGS = Single Inspired
KING JAMES BIBLE = Double Inspired
But a good way to shock the Bible rejecting Fundy would be to give the equation as it stands in the Bible. The equation, with scripture, could be set up like this:
SPOKEN ORIGINAL: Jeremiah 36:4, what came out of Jeremiah’s mouth is the “words of the Lord” see I Peter 1:21
ORIGINAL WRITINGS: Jeremiah 36:4 Baruch wrote down the “words of the Lord”. These writings are destroyed or lost in Jeremiah 36:23.
SECOND ORIGINAL WRITINGS: Jeremiah 36:23 There is another original. Notice how these second originals are better than the first. This fits Psalm 12:6,7.
KING JAMES BIBLE: A fourth inspiration.
One could possible fine one or two more inspiration in Jeremiah 51, but four is shocking enough if you are used to thinking that two is too much…
I have not gone into all the ins and outs of the argument here, but I wanted to lay out an example of Quadruple Inspiration. Needless to say, that if a man rejects so called “double inspiration” then he rejects Christ when he says in Matt 24:35, “Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.” He believes that the first writings passed away. Don’t be so foolish to reject “double inspiration” without looking up what the Bible says on the subject.