King James Version

The Book That Changed The World

The publication of the King James Bible in 1611 was the landmark event in the English-speaking world.  There is nothing that has influenced the whole history of Great Britain and North America more than the KJV.

The year 2011 marks the four hundredth anniversary of the publication of the King James Version of the Bible.  Numerous events, exhibits, and seminars are planned to commemorate this milestone and so they should be.

The primary purpose of these celebrations is not to praise the King James Version.  Its influence and legacy speaks for itself.  Rather, it is to give the historical and continuing account of this most remarkable of translations.

The KJV was officially released to the world on May 2, 1611.  And so for the five Sundays in the month of May we at Wingham Baptist Church are going to join in on the celebrations with a celebration of our own. 

On Sunday morning, in the adult class, Pastor Gary is going to give the KJV story in a show-and-tell format.  On Sunday evening, Pastor will preach on why we have and continue to use this translation at the church.

– – – Where The Name Came From – – –

To the most high and mighty Prince, James,
by the grace of God, King of Great Britain,
France, and Ireland.  Defender of the Faith.
The translators of this Bible wish you grace,
mercy, and peace, through Jesus Christ our Lord.