From "The Answer Book" ©1989 Samuel C. Gipp. Reproduced by permission
QUESTION: Is it true that the King James translators were
nothing but a bunch of Episcopalian baby sprinklers?
EXPLANATION: The company of men who did the
translating of the Authorized Version was made up of Bible
believing men from both the Anglican and Puritan churches. Their
character and qualifications have been attested earlier.
Such a statement as, "The King James translators were nothing
but a bunch of Episcopalian baby sprinklers," is one of those
statements which is sadly not based on fact nor conviction. It is
made with the hope of character assassination and an ultimate
hope of overthrowing the authority of the King James Bible in the
minds of believers.
It might be beneficial at this point to note what the King James
translators were NOT.
They were not adulterers, as David. Nor were they murderers
as Moses and David. Nor had any of them sacrificed any of their
children to Chemosh or Molech as Solomon had in I Kings 11.
Nor had they vehemently denied the Lord as Peter.
These short comings are not pointed out to bring disrespect on
any of the writers of scripture. But are noted so that we should be
a little more gracious in our description of the men whom God has
chosen to use.