Dear ones in Christ,
400 years ago in 1611, the words of God —an exact translation to English of the words written by inspiration of God, through Paul, James, Matthew, Mark, Moses and the prophets— were published in English in the 1611 Authorized King James Version. It has been the book of books, loved by millions. This uncorrupted Bible, blessed by God, was responsible for sweeping revivals and was loved by born-again believers in the English speaking world.
But out of Satan`s Roman Catholic Vatican the war cry could be heard, "Destroy that Book!" In Rome, nothing received more hatred than God`s holy word. That war is still raging today, behind the scenes. An ex-Jesuit priest told me that the Great Whore of Revelation 17-18 had poured billions of dollars into ridiculing and overthrowing that Book, producing many Catholic versions of their Bible to push the KJV out of sight.
Did it work? Did Bible believers turn against the King James Bible? Were the Roman Catholics able to push God`s treasure out of our churches and homes? You bet they have —replacing our birthright with a mess of pottage: Roman Catholic-influenced Bibles like the NIV, the "New" King James, plus hundreds of other Catholic-backed translations in scores of languages. They pulled it off!
When you tell a Christian his Bible version is Roman Catholic, notice the anger glaring back at you. This is a spiritual battle, beloved. That`s why we`ve brought back a new, stronger version of our tract, The Attack. This scripture applies to us today, "Whoso despiseth the word shall be destroyed" (Prov. 13:13). We don`t dare despise His word!
Thank God we are still allowed to read the King James Bible in America. But for how long? You can be sure that`s the first thing the coming one-world church will outlaw.
"And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh" (Luke 21:28).
Until He comes. Your brother in Christ,
Jack T. Chick, President
Chick Publications, Inc.