Let me use Pauly Chappell as a perfect example of someone who acts like he takes a strong stand on the King James Bible, but actually he rejects the King James.
“We are committed to the King James Version of the Bible. We believe that God not only inspired every word of Scripture, but that He has preserved it through the ages (Psalm 12:6–7). We believe the KJV is the preserved Word of God for English-speaking people.”
Let us break down these comments.
-We are committed to the King James Version of the Bible.
Look at this deceptive wording. Notice the word “committed”. That can mean anything and is a key word to identify that someone is trying to deceive you. If you WANT to believe that fundies like WCBC are Bible Believers, this will be sufficient for you. But remember, “committed to” is not the same as “believe”.
-We believe that God not only inspired every word of Scripture, but that He has preserved it through the ages (Psalm 12:6–7).
Again, that wording allows them “plausible deniability” so use a modern term. It allows them to seem strong on the Bible issue, meanwhile they promote the typical Alexandrian attitude towards the Bible. They know that what they believe is that the Textus Receptus is inspired (no comment on the OT or which version of the TR they believe). Read the book on the Bible version issue by Oulette that is endorsed by Chappell. They reject the inspiration of the King James.
-We believe the KJV is the preserved Word of God for English-speaking people.
What is not said? There is nothing about final authority. What about Bilingual people? What about where the King James Bible and a Spanish or German Bible contradict? These are the questions that matter and they are not addressed by WCBC.
This is sadly typical of what I call “lowest common denominator” Christianity. Chappell makes a million dollars a year taking church building strategies from Rick Warren and repackaging them under the guise of Independent Baptist and King James Only. They are NOT Bible Believers. Anyone paying attention to their words should be able to figure that out.