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Final Authority: A Christian's Guide to the King James Bible Paperback – March 15, 1993


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 392 pages
  • Publisher: Grady Publications (March 15, 1993)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0962880914
  • ISBN-13: 978-0962880919
  • Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 6.3 x 1.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (46 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #633,528 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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23 of 26 people found the following review helpful By Abby Louise Allison on July 7, 2004
Format: Paperback
I had the pleasure of hearing brother Grady preach several years ago at my church, and I must say it was a blessing. He has an amazing way of teaching and preaching. My pastor let me borrow a copy of "Final Authority", and I loved it so much I bought my own copy. At first, I thought "Oh my soul, it's such a long book!", but once I started reading it, I couldn't stop. That was two years ago and I am currently rereading it for the third time.
Grady answers the question of what our final authority is, and brings to light some very interesting things people advocating modern translations don't tell you. He exposes Westcott and Hort's unorthadox theology, and clearly shows how the manuscripts used in translating the Authorized Version are not the same ones that all other modern versions are translated with; and so much more!
God never failed in His promise to preserve His Word. We have it in the King James Authorized Version.
I have learned so much from this book and I am immensly grateful to brother Grady for writting it.
~Abby Louise Allison
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18 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Joseph J. Slevin VINE VOICE on February 2, 2004
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Grady does a good job of coming up with facts about the history of how we got the KJV. I think it is well researched. He will not appeal to those who are ecumenical in nature because he still espouses the ideals of the Protestant Reformation.
Grady's appeal is in his treatise on not just the KJV but those bibles that preceded it. Anyone wanting to understand how we got the English bibles must read this.
The argument is, the Textus Receptus verses the Revised Version and its tranlations and versions.
Grady does a good job chronicling the translators from Wyclif to Tyndale, down to the KJV translators.
There will be many detractors to his findings. Unlike the anti-KJV books which have weaker arguments and more emotional arguments, Grady pulls no punches.
What he needs is to appeal to all audiences by mentioning the hatred for the KJV from some audiences. A must read for those researching the KJV only study. (I call it the Textus Receptus only.)
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24 of 31 people found the following review helpful By Daniel Alexander on December 30, 2004
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This is a book for Christians. I think that all Christians can agree that when it comes to "manners of living" (works/sin) and of salvation (grace) it is only God's opinion that matters. So why do we have such diversity of thought within the Christian faith? Why do we get a different answer about salvation from a Catholic then we do from a Baptist? I can see differences in relation to "manners of living", but differences in relation to salvation are truly troubling. I mean, if the Catholics are right then the Baptists are going to Hell (or they will spend some quality time in purgatory) and if the Baptists are right then the Catholics are going to Hell (sorry, no purgatory for you). And yet we all claim to be Christians. The only difference is that we look to different Bibles (different Authorities) for our understanding of God's Word (His one true unchanging, don't matter what you think, going to Heaven or going to Hell, Word).

The reality is that for Christians there is only one Word of God. That is whatever God himself says about the way we should live and worship. Still, that doesn't help us much unless God makes his Word known to us, which he did. The question that this book is trying to answer is a question amongst Christians. Either the true word of God exists completely in written form or it only exists partially in written form. Many Christians (like me) believe that it exists completely in written form (KJV). Thus, I have a Final Authority to live my life by or more importantly to rest upon that good news of Gods saving grace through Christ Jesus. This seems to be a weaker position for me to take since I now have only one Book to argue my faith from, or to preach from.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on September 28, 1999
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Important book for those who are new to the issue. Be warned though of some of Grady's opinions which have nothing to do with the issue at hand (so-called 'race-mixing' etc).
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Todd Wilson on May 7, 2013
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It is a great book, but not as great as the one it defends. If you ever had questions/doubts about this version of the bible then you probably have read from too many modern versions. They have been perverted by people like Westcott and Hort who are without a doubt burning in hell today. If you read the NIV then you are reading from one of many works that derives from those heretics. There is only one way to heaven, and only one version of the bible God wants you to read. Get confidence and spread the knowledge of the best version of the bible. Since none of us have an original but copies/translations, you ought to learn which copy or version is the best. Read this but even better read and love your King James Authorized Version.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By archeryman.501 on October 11, 2012
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I must say that i was very pleased with the quality of this book. It was very well described and very well taken care. the description of the book was spot on and could not have been any better.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By William Rivera on June 19, 2012
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ANYONE, who dose not recommend or dislikes this book should realistically check his/her soul... The KING JAMES IS THE ONE TRUE BIBLE..... AMEN.....
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By mikekamrath on June 1, 2013
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This book is thoroughly researched, and its description of the AV translators and the battles fought over the preservation of the scriptures in the 16th and 17th centuries kept me turning pages at night. The depth of the deception foisted on the 1870 RSV committee by Drs Westcott and Hort was proof enough for me that this new translation was carried out by dishonest men. How do we get children to memorize scripture - they all have different words! God is not the author of confusion, but of peace.
So, occasional rants aside (such as condemning interracial marriage - Bro Grady, you're on your own), I really enjoyed this book (although I got bogged down and did not finish the last three chapters).
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