In a video titled “King James Onlyism?” (view here) YouTube channel When We Understand The Text (WWUTT) gives reasons why KJV-onlyism is unbiblical.
First, they say that no verses support KJV-onlyism. Duh. Of course the Bible won’t mention the KJV, that doesn’t mean it isn’t the word of God. Men spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost and these words were written down and preserved by God through their transmission and translation into different languages. Each translation is as authoritative as the Greek, if using the Textus Receptus as the basis. The reason new versions are corrupt is because they use faulty Catholic Greek texts, which WWUTT doesn’t seem to realize.
That Erasmus’s Greek text had errors in it is an irrelevant and overused argument which has nothing to do with the KJV. Erasmus was not the base text of the KJV but Theodore Beza’s 1898 Greek. Also, other foreign language texts, not just Greek, were consulted when translating the KJV. Among their criticisms of the KJV is its mention of unicorns, which are discussed in another article here. If God says unicorns used to exist, who are you to question Him?
This YouTuber also makes the erroneous claim that over 100 thousand revisions of the KJV have been made since 1611. Actually, there are only about ten editions, none of the changes altered the text, just the format (more on KJV editions here).
WWUTT says essentially that the bible is God’s word, not translations. Such nonsensical statements are common among evangelicals when trying to separate God’s infallible word from a printed book. They says that Christians must be discerning of “Godly” scholarship when judging a translation, but scholars do not dictate whether a Bible translation is good, the Bible does.
Rev. 22:18 For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book: 19 And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.
1 John 4:3 And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.