Why We Use KJV:
There are basically two different texts from which the Bibles we have today have been translated from. They use two different thoughts on the manuscripts that exist. The King James Version uses a method that takes all the existing manuscripts and compares them and let the majority rule. There are thousands of existing manuscripts and more have even been found in our century but when compared using this method, nothing would change in the wonderful Bible we have preserved for us in the KJV. All but one (if I am not mistaken) of the other translations use a method called the oldest is best. Basically they have taken the five oldest manuscripts and used only them in creating a text to translate from. One of them, which is relied upon very heavily, was found in a trash dumpster and there is some evidence that it was thrown there due to many errors in it.
Is the issue important? The Bible itself tells us not to add to or take away from the Word of God or the plagues of the Bible will be added to the ones who do. There are many places when you compare where we see, especially in the new translations, things taken away. There is an old saying that “things that are different are not the same.” The truth is they are different and we need not pretend they aren’t. Verses left out, words changed and the Bible says every jot and title will be preserved. For example, the New International Version (N.I.V.) states in 1John 4:19 “We love because he first loved us.” The KJV states “We love him because he first loved us.” Him is referring to Jesus.
Does it matter? It is the Word of God! We take this stand and all we use is the KJV. We pray that we have not offended anyone in spirit as we try to hold to what we believe is the preserved Word of God for the English speaking people. The Bible is a spiritual book and there may be some versions easier to read but the Lord must give understanding to all that is read.