Dr. Jack Hyles Was Right About the King James Bible
By David J. Stewart | August 2017
Matthew 4:3-4, And when the tempter came to him, he said, If thou be the Son of God, command that these stones be made bread. But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.”
Pastor Jack Hyles (1926-2001) believed, taught and preached up until his last breath on earth, that the King James Bible is the inspired, inerrant, preserved, incorruptible, perfect, very pure, words of God. Dr. Hyles believed in the need for an “EVERY WORD” Bible, since the Holy Bible teaches that “Man shall not live by bread alone, but by EVERY WORD that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.”
Contrary to the false accusations by some people, that Dr. Hyles believed in preservation without inspiration, read for yourself what Brother Hyles preached...
“The only inspired Words of God are in the King James Bible!” —Dr. Jack Hyles (an awesome quote —Dr. Jack Hyles (THE REAL BATTLE!”)
What's that you say? You'd like another quote? Okay, here it is my friend...
Anyone who dares to say that Dr. Hyles didn't believe the King James Bible itself is INSPIRED is a bold-faced LIAR!!! Thank God for Brother Hyles.
Thank God for Dr. Russell Anderson!
And I'd like to say, thank God for Dr. Russell Anderson (1931-2023). In 1972, Brother Hyles and Dr. Anderson started Hyles-Anderson College (HAC). Hyles-Anderson College was unique while Brother Hyles was still alive, in that it stood for the inspiration of the King James Bible. HAC was also unique in that Dr. Hyles placed preachers, not teachers, into the college's classrooms. Only preachers can reproduce preachers! I had the privilege of attending HAC from 1985 to 1993. I have no regrets. Unfortunately, one of the greatest injustices I've seen in my lifetime is the betrayal of Brother Hyles and Dr. Anderson by First Baptist Church of Hammond (FBCH) after Dr. Hyles went to Heaven. Since 2008, FBCH (which controls HAC) has denied the inspiration of the King James Bible. It's a big issue, and Brother Hyles thought it was a big issue, evidenced in his classic MP3 sermon called, “THE BATTLE OF THE AGES” (1994).
It is my sincere hope that one day FBCH will push away their pride, do the right thing, and invite Dr. Russell Anderson back to apologize publicly to him, honor him, and announce to the world that they are returning to their first love. What a beautiful reunion that would be! John 13:35, “By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.” Psalms 133:1, “Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!” Dr. Anderson is 86 years old and won't be with us much longer, I hope FBCH makes this right before it is too late. They ought to honor him, as he deserves, and restore FBCH and HAC to their good name. You cannot go wrong upholding the inspiration of the King James Bible!!! HAC today is just another run-of-the-mill average Bible college. They've lost their distinctiveness, because so has FBCH. They're no longer on the spiritual front lines, as was Brother Hyles, and sadly, they don't want to be. I am a soldier for Christ fighting on the front lines, while FBCH is AWOL from the battle. They've joined the sinful BJU camp, sitting on the premises instead of standing on the promises! We are at war folks.
Dr. Anderson had humble beginnings, growing up poor, working in the coal mines of Kentucky. Through hard work and the principle of Biblical giving, the Lord blessed Brother Anderson with $100,000,000, most of which he has invested back into the Kingdom of Heaven. What has greatly impressed upon me, for whatever it's worth as a humble graduate of HAC, is that Dr. Anderson has given up everything for his stand upon the inspiration of the King James Bible. That is so rare for a wealthy man to do. Literally, Dr. Anderson has given tens of millions of dollars to FBCH and HAC over the decades. When these institutions changed their position on the inspiration of the King James Bible in 2008, Dr. Anderson could have just gone along to get along (as most men of his stature would have done), for the sake of the praise of men. But Brother Anderson took a stand for the truth!!! He chose the praise of God instead. He took a stand for the inspiration of the King James Bible!!!
Consequently, Dr. Anderson was put outside the gate with Jesus and Brother Hyles. Do you know what that tells me? That tells me that the inspiration of the King James Bible means more to Brother Anderson than $100,000,000!!! I love Brother Anderson tremendously for taking that stand. That means more to me than anything he has ever done!!! I've never been more proud (in a humble way) to be a graduate of Hyles-Anderson College. And I know that Brother Hyles and the Lord are very proud of Brother Anderson for taking a stand. Thank you Dr. Anderson for all that you've allowed God to do through you!!! What FBCH has done to Dr. Russell Anderson is unethical, wrong and an injustice. Pastor Hyles deserves better than that, and so does Brother Anderson.
It is tragic how religious men, once they adopt a wrong position, will fight to the end to defend their wrong position. If a man truly walks with the Lord, a passion for truth WILL develop in his soul. Does anyone walk in the Holy Spirit at FBCH? Ephesians 5:9, “For the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and righteousness and truth.” THE TRUTH is that God promised to preserve His inspired words unto every generation (Psalms 12:6-7). God has preserved those inspired words, which means that the King James Bible absolutely, IS INSPIRED. When someone says that only the original autographs of God's Word were inspired (and shame on Evangelist Sam Gipp for teaching that garbage), they are effectively saying that we don't have a perfect Bible today. Pastor Jeff Owens has it right, in his awesome MP3 sermon, “The King James Bible Is Not Corrupt.” FBCH is corrupt! HAC is corrupt! BJU is corrupt!
The King James Bible is inspired, accurate and trustworthy, and anyone who says otherwise is helping Satan destroy the churches. Galatians 4:16, “Am I therefore become your enemy, because I tell you the truth?”
Dr. Hyles taught us preacher boys to be loyal to truth and principle, and not to institutions...
“Students of Hyles-Anderson College, do not give your loyalty to Hyles-Anderson College. You give your loyalty to what we stand for today, and if tomorrow we don't stand for it, you withdraw your loyalty—loyalty to principle, loyalty to right, loyalty to character, loyalty to integrity, loyalty to conviction, loyalty to truth; not loyalty to institutions.” —Dr. Jack Hyles, from the sermon titled, “Filled With All The Fulness Of God”
Here are some open letters written by Dr. Russell Anderson:
Brother Russell Anderson to Pastor Jack Schaap (2009)
Brother Russell Anderson to Pastor John Wilkerson (2015)
Same 2015 Letter With an Attached Note from Dr. Anderson Giving Permission to Redistribute His Letter
In the 2015 letter, Dr. Anderson kindly requests that FBCH remove his name from Hyles-Anderson College, since they no longer believe that the King James Bible is inspired. I don't blame him one bit. They ought to remove Brother Hyles' name too. This matter will not go away, I'll make sure it doesn't as long as I have the ability to preach. FBCH has betrayed the King James Bible! They have betrayed Brother Hyles. Dr. Hyles was right about the King James Bible. HE IS RIGHT!!! It is hard for me to understand why FBCH has been so stubborn in this matter, except that they are either too sinfully proud to admit they were wrong, or more likely, they have been deceived. I realize that Dr. Anderson doesn't need my help to take his stand. That is not why I am writing this article. I am doing it for two reasons: First, I am taking my own stand for the inspiration of the King James Bible. IT IS INSPIRED!!! And, second, I am giving some public praise and gratitude for Dr. Russell Anderson, because he sure deserves it from every HAC graduate!!! I'm not an ingrate. I am so thankful for Brother Hyles and Dr. Anderson. I am thankful for Hyles-Anderson College and First Baptist Church of Hammond, Indiana.
“Everything born is born dying... Death is inevitable... The length of your life depends on how much you fight the inevitable death... The day will come when the Hyles-Anderson College will be liberal. The day will come when this Bible is not believed in Hyles-Anderson College, if the Lord tarries... The day will come when this church will turn.” —Pastor Jack Hyles, from the timeless sermon, “The Church First”
Brother Hyles Was Right—The King James Bible is Inspired and Accurate!
IF I PERISH, I PERISH! (MP3, Dr. Hyles). I know that some people will be upset with me for writing this article; it won't be the first time. I'm not nitpicking! We're talking about the Word of God!!! First Baptist Church of Hammond has changed. The entire spirit is different than before.
All that Brother Hyles fought so hard to preserve was undone in a single day at pastor's School by Pastor Jack Schaap. In an open letter to FBCH and HAC students worldwide (February 2009), Dr. Russell Anderson took a bold Biblical stand for the inspiration of the King James Bible.
Dr. Schaap openly denied the inspiration of the King James Bible in a heretical book he wrote, which was distributed at Pastor's School that year. In the book Dr. Schaap disparages King James Bible only Christians, calling us, “rats in the woodpile” and “hillbillies” and “barbarians” and “ignorant clergy.” Really? Okay, I guess I am then. After the spiritual mayhem, Pastor Schaap exercised some damage control, trying to establish that Brother Hyles didn't believe that the King James Bible is inspired either. I have since made it my quest to pay diligent attention to Dr. Hyles' sermons as I listen to them, looking for anything that indicates what Brother Hyles believed about inspiration. I am sharing many of these quotes with you in this webpage, to prove that Dr. Schaap lied about Pastor Hyles. Dr. Jack Hyles DOES believe that the King James Bible is 100% inspired by God almighty!!!!!!!
Tragically, the new pastor of the FBCH has publicly said that he thinks it is disrespectful to criticize someone else's Bible version, and that doing so may cause more damage than good. Really? You'd rather let people be deceived by the Devil? You'd rather let people read a Bible like the New International Version (NIV) that removes 64,000 words from the Bible? You'd rather let naive people read a counterfeit Bible version that diminishes the deity of Jesus, removes the Godhead, removes the only “begotten” Son of God from John 3:16, removes Acts 8:37 entirely, and butchers the Word of God? No genuine man of God would say such a thing. A religious man, yes, but not a man who walks in the Holy Spirit. You show me a man who doesn't have a passion for THE TRUTH (which means that he also hates all falsehoods) and I'll show you a man who doesn't really know God. God hates every false way.
Psalms 119:104, “Through thy precepts I get understanding: therefore I hate every false way.” I hate the Alexandrian Bible PERversions!!! Why doesn't First Baptist Church of Hammond hate the Devil's Bibles? Pastor Hyles hated the counterfeit Bible versions! God hates them too! How's your hate life? Do you know why they don't hate the Devil's Bibles? It is simply because they DON'T love the inspired King James Bible as they ought. If someone corrupted your mother, you'd get mad, real mad, hating mad, vengeful man. But when spiritual bastards corrupt the Word of God, FBCH thinks it's not a big enough deal to get worked up over. FBCH just doesn't care anymore, just as Bob Jones University couldn't care less. Moody Bible Institute doesn't care either. WELL I CARE!!! Someone needs to have a funeral for the FBCH, because they died shortly after Brother Hyles died!!! Was I the only one listening to Pastor Hyles preach? I knew that the King James Bible is inspired when I attended FBCH and graduated from HAC (1985-1993). I know there are countless others who did listen, but where are they? Other than myself, Dr. Bob Gray Sr. and Pastor Dave Baker (thank God for these dear men), I don't know of any other HAC graduate taking a stand for the inspiration of the King James Bible. It is tragic that the Devil has crept into FBCH, and it looks to me like he has a seat on the platform, right behind the pulpit.
How can a man walk close to God without caring about what God cares about? Oh, but you say, God cares about winning souls! Yes, that is true! But do you know what the number one hindrance to soul-winning is today? FALSE BIBLES!!! ALL modern Bible versions teach the heresies of Wrong Repentance and Lordship Salvation, both of which are taught in ALL the modern Bible PERversions!!! How New Bible Versions Corrupt The Gospel. Nothing sickens God as much as two different Bibles!!! BURN YOUR MODERN BIBLE VERSION GARBAGE!!!
Respectfully, FBCH has refused to return to their former position on the Bible. I agree with Brother Anderson's request for FBCH to take his name off of the college. I don't blame him for that decision. I think he's doing the right thing. At HAC when I attended, I was taught loyalty to TRUTH, not to men. I am being loyal to THE TRUTH!!! The truth is that the precious King James Bible is inspired.
It is ridiculous when anyone says that only the original autographs of the Bible were inspired, because we don't have any of the originals today...
“Don't come to me with your stinkin' 'only the original is inspired'! You're not intellectual... you're retarded!” —Dr. Jack Hyles, Keep your Stinkin' Feet Out of My Drinking Water (1998 Wednesday night Bible study, MP3)
Brother Hyles didn't think the fight over the inspiration and accuracy of the King James Bible was a trifle matter. Dr. Hyles pastored FBCH from 1959 to 2001. (Dr. Anderson was saved in 1959 in Michigan.) There was no truth any more important to Brother Hyles than the inspiration of every single word in the King James Bible...
“And brother, any time anybody ever casts any reflection upon the accuracy and the inspiration—verbal inspiration—of this Bible, I'll guarantee you he was inspired by the demons. I'll guarantee you! I don't care if he's got a 'reverend' in front of his name. I don't care if he has a clerical collar on. I don't care what school he's been to. He's of the Devil if he says that the Bible is not verbally inspired by God!” —Dr. Jack Hyles, a great quote from the awesome MP3 sermon titled, “Satan's masterpiece”
I'm tired of hearing Bible colleges say that the KJB is the “best” of the translations. My friend, it is not the best, it is GOD'S WORD!!! The word “best” implies that it could be better. If it could be better, then it is not very pure. The psalmist loved God's Word because it is “VERY PURE.” Psalms 119:140, “Thy word is very pure: therefore thy servant loveth it.” I hate the modern Bible versions, because they all say something a little different. Here's the ugly truth! The inspired King James Bible hasn't changed since 1611. There have been numerous editions, updates to fix typos and such, but no new translations. You can trust your KJB!!!
“I'm tired of colleges and universities advertising that they use the King James Bible. Tell the whole story! Tell everyone that you do not believe that it is inspired word for word.” —Dr. Jack Hyles, “The Need For An Every Word Bible,” page 54
“I would not give, knowingly, one thin dime to a college that does not believe in the verbal inspiration of this Book I hold tonight.” —Pastor Jack Hyles, from the timeless sermon, “YOU MUST GO THROUGH ARABIA”; preached October 11, 1981
I heard a helpful sermon the other day by Dr. Hyles, called, “Let Yourself Know What Yourself Already Knows.” In the MP3 sermon he refers to Viola Walden as “Miss V.” I love that! (but I would never call her that, because I don't have that right). I have always admired Miss Walden, who forfeited marriage and children to serve as Dr. John R. Rice's lifelong secretary. What a lady! That makes her work on the Sword Scrapbook II much more meaningful to me, which I have in front of me. Here is a great quote from the book...
John Wesley's Two Questions
John Wesley used to ask his young men whom he had sent out to preach on probation two questions: “Has any one been converted?” and “Did any one get mad?” If the answer was “No,” he told them he did not think the Lord had called them to preach the Gospel, and sent them about their business. When the Holy Ghost convicts of sin, people are either converted or they don't like it, and get mad. —Gospel Truths
I like that quote. John Wesley was right. When Dr. Jack Hyles preached, people were either saved or they became mad! Sixteen years after Brother Hyles went to Heaven, people are still either getting saved as a result of his labors (such as my website ministry), or they get mad. I was saved because of Brother Hyles and Dr. Anderson. I came to Christ under the preaching of a graduate of Hyles-Anderson College. I owe my salvation to these dear men of God. I have received dozens of precious e-mails recently, from web visitors who were saved through the influence of my humble ministry. People are getting saved!!! Amen! The clarity of the Gospel is what makes it easy for people to get saved.
If you're a Christian and you're not upset over the modern Bible PERversions, you're not right with God...
“The biggest split that has ever come will come in the next ten years, if not sooner, over the King James Bible - and it couldn't come soon enough for me. I'm tired of colleges and universities advertising that they 'use' the King James Bible - tell the whole story! Tell everyone that you do not believe that it is inspired word for word.” —Pastor Jack Hyles, from the Wednesday night Bible study titled, “Revelation to Illumination” (1998)
I wouldn't recommend for anyone to enroll at Hyles-Anderson College today, not until they go back to their first love, not until they go back to proclaiming the inspiration of the King James Bible. FBCH has betrayed Brother Hyles and Dr. Anderson...
“Don't come to me with your stinkin' 'only the original is inspired'! You're not intellectual... you're retarded!” —Dr. Jack Hyles, Keep your Stinkin' Feet Out of My Drinking Water (1998 Wednesday night Bible study)
The Satanic Modern Bible Versions (the ERV is Evil)
One of the most evil of the modern Alexandrian Bible PERversions is the Easy-To-Read Version (ERV). Carefully notice that they completely removed the phrase “EVERY WORD” from the passage...
KING JAMES BIBLE (KJB)—Matthew 4:3-4, “But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.”
EASY TO READ VERSION (ERV)—Matthew 4:4, “Jesus answered him, “The Scriptures say, It is not just bread that keeps people alive. Their lives depend on what God says.’
Folks, do we or do we not need, “EVERY WORD,” of God to live by??? We do!!! The Easy To Read version is impossible to comprehend. I know shameful Bob Jones University graduates who use and sell this horrible PERversion of the Bible. They are pulling on the same rope as the Devil, hurting the people who use it. James 3:1, “My brethren, be not many masters, knowing that we shall receive the greater condemnation.” Pastors are going to be held more accountable by God, and therefore receive the greater condemnation, because people trust them and they have greater influence over others. Do you think God will merely let it go on Judgment Day, no big deal, that church pastors today don't care about the purity of His Word? Do you think our great God, Who magnifies His Word above His own name (Psalms 138:2), is okay with having multiple conflicting versions of the Bible? You're a fool if you believe that. God hates every false way and so should we! God wrote ONE BOOK, not 200 versions!!! What is wrong with religious leaders in our churches today? Why don't they care? The Bible tells us in 1st Timothy 6:10... FOR THE LOVE OF MONEY IS THE ROOT OF ALL EVIL.
Satan has always hated the Word of God. From the very beginning in the Garden of Eden Satan tried to cast doubt upon the inspired Word of God. The serpent said to Eve in Genesis 3:1a, “YEA, HATH GOD SAID?” The plethora of modern Bible versions has generated massive confusion in the churches...
“Be on guard against any tampering with the Word, whether disguised as a search for truth, or a scholarly attempt at apparently hidden meanings; and beware of the confusion created by the senseless rash of new versions, translations, editions, and improvements upon the tried and tested Bible of our fathers and grandfathers.” —Dr. M.R. DeHaan, from the excellent book, THE TABERNACLE, Pg. 101
Pastor DeHaan went to Heaven in 1965. That means he made the preceding quote before 1965. Evil people were already messing with the Holy Bible back then. In fact, it all started in 1881 when Brooke Westcott and Fenton Hort produced their Alexandrian Greek text, upon which all the modern corrupt Bible PERversions are based, including the ungodly Easy-To-Read Version (ERV). The average independent Baptist pastor today is a neo-evangelical disgrace, using multiple Bible versions and searching through a dozen different versions to prepare his sermons. Such a disgraceful man ought not be entrusted to stand behind any church pulpit!!! I'm talking about Bob Jones University and Moody Bible Institute alumni! Don't ever enroll in any Bible college that uses the Alexandrian Bible versions.
Twisted Prophecies In The New Bible Versions
Part Two (great truth by Pastor Texe Marrs)
I am amazed and grieved as I visit Laodicean Baptist churches and behold shameful church websites, many of which teach the errors of Wrong Repentance and Lordship Salvation.
There are many good neo-evangelic pastors, and good men in their churches. They are not bad people. Unfortunately, they are not godly men either. A godly man is a man who walks with God and cares about what God cares about—THE TRUTH. John 17:17, “Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.” Neo-evangelicals don't care about the truth, which is why they are neo-evangelical. Pastor Jack Hyles teaches concerning the neo-evangelical:
We call him the neo-evangelical. He is the one who believes right but talks wrong. He is probably saved, believes the verbal inspiration and other fundamentals of the faith, but he is not willing to bear the reproach of Christ and the stigma of separation, so he joins hands with the neo-orthodox who has already joined hands with the liberal. He then offers his hand to the fundamentalist. Satan knows that if the fundamentalist can join hands with the neo-evangelical who has joined hands with the neo-orthodox who had joined hands with the liberal, then he will have the fundamentalist and the liberal in the same camp. How shrewd he is!
...These false teachers are usually likable people, and once we learn to like them, their doctrine will not be quite so bad.
...It is not believing right within the movement that makes one a fundamentalist; it is the withdrawal FROM the movement and returning to the original dogma, practices and convictions of the apostate group that gives one the title of fundamentalist. The basic difference is the degree of importance that one places on the doctrine of separation.
SOURCE: New Evangelicalism
That last paragraph is so important. We are not a “fundamentalist” because of what we believe; but rather, because we withdraw from neo-evangelicals who have embraced corrupt Bible revisions (which all teach wrong repentance, the heresy of Lordship Salvation, et cetera). I am a fundamentalist! I stand uncompromisingly against the Alexandrian Bible changing crowd!
Many neo-evangelical pastors are friendly, likable, charming and good working with people, but they are not men of God because they are using Luciferian Bible revisions. Bob Jones University doesn't realize how much damage they are doing to the cause of Jesus Christ by tolerating, promoting and using the corrupt Alexandrian Bible manuscripts! Spiritually, the Alexandrian manuscripts came from Satan, the father of all lies (John 8:44). When I heard a reprobate pastor (a graduate of Bob Jones College) call Dr. Hyles “a cult,” I decided I had better take a closer look at Bob Jones College. To no surprise I found out that Bob Jones University tolerates and sanctions the Alexandrian manuscripts. This is not fundamentalism.
The Alexandrian Cult Exposed (MP3 by Dr. Peter Ruckman, 1921-2016)
The Sin Of Playing Church Verses Loving Truth (Bob Jones, Moody, Hyles-Anderson... games)
How Bob Jones University And Their Graduates are Helping Damn People To Hell (false Bibles)
Beware: The New King James Bible is Translated From the Corrupted Alexandrian Manuscripts!
God Can Do Whatever He Wants!!! . . .
Psalms 115:3, “But our God is in the heavens: he hath done whatsoever he hath pleased.”
“The Lord gave the word: great was the company of those that published it.” —Psalms 68:11
“My son, fear thou the LORD and the king: and meddle not with them that are given to change.” —Proverb 24:21
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