The Early Church Fathers and the development of the King James Bible

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Q: Why did Erasmus [who derived “Textus Receptus”, the Greek text on which the KJV was based] have a special love for the early (Catholic) Church Fathers?

A: What began as a family dispute, primarily within the clergy (Luther’s theses) and soon progressed into a real split (the Protestant Reformation) has now turned into a heretical debacle that is nothing short of open, popular apostasy.

The text of the original 1611 King James Bible is remarkably Catholic in most of what it contains. Only in later revisions were  more and more “unpopular” (Catholic) concepts removed. Erasmus comes down firmly on the side of the Catholic Church in his fidelity to essential Catholic doctrines, in his veneration of the Blessed Virgin Mary, his understanding of the Communion of  Saints, and many other matters that might today be considered hopelessly “papist”. 

Erasmus got these concepts from the teachings of the Church Fathers, and from the ancient and authentic doctrines of the Catholic Church, which have not changed, since the beginning.     

Writings of the Early Church Fathers Collection

Additional Writings

While it can be easily proved that the Catholic Church has through the ages, faithfully maintained the teachings of Christ and the apostles, it is also clear that many of the denominations have chased after strange doctrines, and have continued to diverge more and more from the authentic faith, to the point that many who belong to today’s denominations have never really heard the truth.

Since its’ inception, protestantism has been purely theoretical, having no practical, face-to face experience with God and Christ at all, so it’s no wonder that protestants often fail to recognize Jesus’ authentic truth, when they are confronted with it.

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