Fundamental Baptist Institute
Facts From History About Our
King James Bible.Written and Published by by Rev. Ronald D. Lesley, Th. M., D.D.
Purpose of the Book
Desiring Christians to read I have written this book in a manner and style that will be both interesting and informative. The fast pace of our day causes little time spent in reading by most people. Reading is our best tool against ignorance and lazy minds.
Please, take time to read and think about our great history of the faith. So many great men of God have given their lives that we might have a Bible in our own English language.
The conflict over which version of the Bible to trust is growing. No true believer can sit by and not take a stand for the true Word of God, the King James Bible. In this book is enough material to help you make up your mind and heart about the subject. It really boils down to what we believe about the doctrines of Inspiration, and Preservation of Scripture. Can God preserve and keep His word? I truly know He is able.
Psalms 12: 6. The words of the LORD [are] pure words: [as] silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times.
7. Thou shalt keep them, O LORD, thou shalt preserve them from this generation for ever.
We either accept these verses, or we reject them.
I hope you will find the material in this work a blessing and a help.
Ronald D. Lesley
Considering the many people who have made spiritual impact upon and channeling the course of my life, I must contribute to my mother, Thelma Peek Lesley, first cause toward Jesus Christ. Her spiritual impression upon me and our family, was from my earliest memories. It was through her reading Bible stories and her bedtime prayers, sometimes cries of need, made to Jesus Christ, that gave me the awareness of my spiritual need. Our involvement in Sunday School and Church services were directed by her leadership. I owe a great debt to my mother for her love and direction.
Further, I want to honor my wife, Evelyn Marie Lesley, for her spiritual contribution to me and our home. She continued a continuity of direction that honored God in our family since our marriage in 1961. Evelyn has always been bold to stand where the home needed spiritual guidance. She has been my strength in may ways. Without her I could not have gone to Tabernacle Baptist College. Her love for and need of me has given me motivation in growth mentally, morally, and spiritually. I am thankful to Christ for the gift of my wife without whom I have no idea where I would be.
I therefore dedicate this book to my mother, Thelma Peek Lesley, and to my wife, Evelyn Marie Lesley.
Finally, all praise must go to my Saviour Jesus Christ. Without Him I would be lost and have no purpose.
October 2, 1997 Ronald D. Lesley