One of the usual attacks on King James only proponents is that it was invented by a Seventh Day Adventist.
There is an implication in that statement that Seventh Day Adventism is wrong – and yet most modern translation proponents have absolutely no problem calling the SDA Christians, when they should be dismissing them as a cult! To point out all the constant hypocrisy of the modern version proponents would require a full time job!
Yes, Benjamin Wilkerson did write a book advocating the King James Bible in 1930. So, let’s look at a quick timeline of KJV defenders, and see if it was really started by Wilkerson!
1819 John Henry Todd published A Vindication of Our Authorized Translation and Translators of the Bible.
1829 – John Jebb defends the KJV
1843 John Dowling published a defense of the KJV in “The Burning of the Bibles, Defence of the Protestant Version of the Scriptures Against the Attacks of Popish Apologists for the Champlain Bible Burners (Philadelphia: Nathan Moore, 1843)
1850 John Dowling published The Old-Fashioned Bible, or Ten Reasons against the Proposed Baptist Version of the New Testament (New York: Edward H. Fletcher, 1850)
1883 Dean John Burgon publishes The Revision Revised
1904 The Trinitarian Bible Society begins publishing articles protesting the Critical Greek Text of Wescott Hort.
1924-25 William Aberhard publishes The Latest of Modern Movements: Or What about the Revised Version of the Bible
1924 Philip Mauro publishes Which Version? Authorized or Revised?
1930 – Benjamin Wilkerson publishes his book
So, apparently Wilkerson was just following in several others’ footsteps!
so much for that slander.