King James Onlyism

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The King James Only movement is a label applied to a wide variety of beliefs concerning the superiority of the Authorized King James Version (KJV) of the Christian Bible, and often to the Textus Receptus Greek of the New Testament and the Masoretic Text of the Old Testament, from which the KJV was translated.

The origin of the label "King James Only" is unclear, though as early as 1987, it was being used to refer to claims of exclusivity for the King James Version and the controversy which had been brewing over these claims for almost a decade. American church historian and apologist James R. White states that the phrases "KJV Only" and "KJV Onlyism" are not "insulting" or "inaccurate." However, KJV proponent D. A. Waite states the term is a "smear word".

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