Don't King James Bible believers "worship" the KJV? Didn't God destroy the originals because He didn't want these people to venerate them?
The following is from Sam Gipp's The Answer Book.
QUESTION: Don't King James Bible believers "worship" the Bible? Didn't God destroy the originals because He didn't want these people to venerate them?
ANSWER: No and no.
EXPLANATION: Many critics of the perfect Bible have become very frustrated in recent years. This is due to the fact that their entire argument against the Bible has been systematically destroyed by historical fact, their own shortfall of scholastic ability and the consistent blessing of the King James Bible by the Holy Spirit.
In a desperate attempt to "sling mud" at Bible believers, they make the two statements found above.
Do King James Bible believers worship the Bible? No. They do not pray to it as they do to Jesus Christ. They do not preach that "the Bible saves" but that Jesus saves. They blissfully mark notes all over their Bibles, though none would dare to do so to Jesus Christ.
There is not even enough evidence to mistakenly believe that King James Bible believers worship the Bible. Therefore, the charge is unfortunately born of malice, not sincerity.
Did God destroy the originals to keep King James Bible believers from some day worshipping them? No. Nothing could be farther from fact.
God allowed the originals to pass off the scene because their only value was their words, which He preserved through copies. Once the originals had served their purpose and were copied, they received no loyalty from God or His people.
If the originals were somehow to "miraculously" appear today, they would be of little interest to Bible believers since they make little of them now.
If anyone would venerate them, it would probably be the crowd that makes so much of them today, the Bible critics.