Saturday, April 14, 2018

King James, T. M. Elliott, and T. D. Talmage

My chief interest in church history is on the Baptist variety, even in research on the Bible. The following position on the King James Bible by a Methodist minister was quite surprising to me (but that may just be my lack of knowledge of Methodist history; and it is 1950). Thomas McSwain Elliott says he accepts "the Bible, the King James Version, as God's divinely-inspired written word to me and all mankind." He also called the King James Version "...the Bible that God inspired holy men to write." (The Atlanta Constitution, Nov. 27, 1950, p. 9)

The Atlanta (Georgia) Constitution, Saturday, August 12, 1950, p. 13 

I also happened across this piece where T. DeWitt Talmage "took an oath in the pulpit, on the King James Bible, that he would never use the revised Testament."

"News of the Week," Springville Journal (Springville, New York) Saturday, June 18, 1881, p. 4

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