Where was God's perfectly preserved text prior to 1611?
The Russians had their own Bible from the correct text in the 1500's, as did most of the European languages. That is why the Title Page on the KJV says "with the former translations diligently compared." The KJV translators checked their work with other current vernacular translations, the Hebrew and Greek texts (rejecting what is now know as the CT), and other ancient translations. There work was thorough in every sense of the word, unlike the modern slop that is coming out. The Bibles in European languages at that time were the correct Bibles.
Today, the CT has ruined the translation process. Most languages has traded in their TR translation in for the CT translation to the extent that it is difficult to find a good translation in many parts of the world simply because nobody prints the correct version anymore. But still, the important thing for those people in that situation is their ATTITUDE toward the word of God. The attitude of the "scholars" is that they think they know more than God, and it is their duty to tell everyone where the Bible is "wrong." The attitude of the believer is to believe WHAT HE HAS IN HIS HANDS, and trust that the Lord will bless it. And God will bless them on an individual basis for their faith, even if their Bible is wrong in some places. Their growth will be stunted to some degree or another, but God is still able to overcome that. A good missionary will seek to put the right Bible in their hands if at all possible, even if it means producing a new translation from the correct text.
Why English? It is the universal language of the day. We send people all over the world to teach English. It is the dominant language used universally. In the OT times, if you wanted a copy of the TRUE Scriptures, it was in Hebrew. Today, it is in English.
So you are saying that if one wants God's word today, he must learn English? Otherwise, its not God's word? The hundred, nay, thousands of translations into other languages over the years from the TR, into oriental languages, European languages, even native American languages, are all worthless, because they aren't English?
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