Randall House Publications Issues King James Version Statement


Randall House Publications, Inc.

King James Version Statement

From the Randall House Board of Directors:

Several years ago Randall House added translation options for Sunday School curriculum to include King James Version (KJV), plus two reputable recent translations: New King James Version (NKJV) and English Standard Version (ESV). The English Standard Version was added to the Bible memory options for the 2013 National Association Youth Competitive Activities. Some have incorrectly concluded that Randall House is ceasing to publish King James curriculum and materials. Randall House the publishing arm of the National Association of Free Will Baptists, the only publisher who teaches Free Will Baptist doctrine, will continue using the King James translation, as well as the NKJV and ESV. The Board of Directors (December 2012) has approved the following statement to guide Randall House Publications and Employees:

In keeping with our long held tradition as Free Will Baptists, Randall House Publications continues to hold the widely used King James Version in high regard as a translation of the original Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek languages that comprise the Old and New Testaments. We believe that God has supernaturally preserved Scripture to enable humanity to find redemption in Jesus Christ. The Bible provides Christians with all that is needed for their faith and practice. For Randall House Publications to take a position that there is only one good English language translation would put Randall House outside of the doctrinal parameters of the Treatise of the National Association of Free Will Baptists. To make an exclusive claim for the King James Version might call into question the Christian experience of the many believers who lived prior to the 17thcentury when the King James Version first became available, that of believers who do not speak English, or English speaking believers who may not use the King James Version.

Tim Owen – Chairman

Danny Dwyer – Vice Chairman

Mark Braisher – Clerk

Charles Cook

Tim Eaton

Steve Lindsay

Mike Mounts

Randy Scott

Mike Trimble