Some KJV Onlyites have an unusual, but trusted secular aid to help them understand the archaic KJV terms. It is a 186 year old edition of an English dictionary, namely the 1828 Noah Webster’s American Dictionary! On ebay one sells for around $60.00. It is 2,000 pages, 14.5 in high, 9.5 in wide, 2.8 in thick and over 7 pounds in weight! If a KJV Onlyite can afford the cost of such a dictionary, imagine carrying one of those weighty loads around with the King James Version of the Bible to better understand the KJV. That alone speak volumes, in itself, as to this whole KJV comprehension issue being much more difficult than the devotees readily want to admit!
Can’t a 12 Year Old Understand The KJV?
But why use the 1828 Noah Webster’s American Dictionary at all? Don’t the same KJV Onlyites tell us that even a 10 to 12 year old can understand the KJV? Yes they do, but if that was really true, there would never be need for any type of dictionary, including this special edition of Webster’s dictionary to explain the KJV strange archaic terms!
Why Do You Need a Dictionary If You Have God’s Spirit
Furthermore, the KJV onlyites often tell us if a person has the Holy Spirit, he can understand the KJV. So again, why the need for the 1828 Noah Webster’s American Dictionary, if the KJV Onlyite is saved. Since all Christians have the Spirit of God (Rom. 8:9b) and are the house of God, then the KJV Onlyite shouldn’t need any such aid to understand their so-called perfect, preserved, inerrant and only word of God! All you need is salvation, with the accompanying Holy Spirit, but their reliance on the 1828 Noah Webster’s American Dictionary repudiates that wild claim too. Apparently, they don’t really believe a 10 to 12 year old can understand the KJV, nor do they believe the Holy Spirit will enable them to understand the incomprehensible KJV, for they themselves use the 1828 Noah Webster’s American Dictionary and point other KJV readers to it as well! KJV Onlyism has a double message, and depending on the audience, one may hear something one day from them which contradicts what he heard the day before!