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HOW TO WIN ANY KJV DEBATE

 

 

Copyright July 15, 2005 3:32 AM CST

By Dr. Michael J. Bisconti

 

Updated July 15, 2005 3:51 AM CST

Copyright July 15, 2005 3:51 AM CST

By Dr. Michael J. Bisconti

 

 

 

FIRST, be sure that your opponent is debating the subject of the KJV for the right reason.

 

The right reason for your opponent to debate the KJV is that they believe that they have proof that disbelief in the KJV is better than belief in the KJV. This is important because, unless this is true, the person you are considering debating is only a casual KJV opponent. A casual KJV opponent will eventually forget about the KJV or be unreachable by the truth since they are prepared to call truth falsehood and falsehood truth. On the other hand, the serious KJV opponent believes that they have proof that disbelief in the KJV is better than belief in the KJV.

 

SECOND, demand that either side can call a time-out at any time and that the time-out can be of any duration.

 

There is no reason for a KJV opponent to refuse this requirement. A time-out might be necessary since your opponent might come up with information that you are unfamiliar with and are not, therefore, prepared to refute. Also, it might take you some time to get the material you need to refute your opponent.

 

THIRD, show the good that the KJV has resulted in and allow your opponent time to attempt to prove that the KJV has resulted in more harm than good. Alternatively, your opponent might attempt to show that the KJV has resulted in harm. In this case, they would have to allow you time to prove that the KJV has resulted in more good than harm.

 

If your opponent is able to prove that the KJV has resulted in more harm than good, it is because they were better prepared for the debate than you were. At this point, call a time-out, get the information you need to refute your opponent, and then resume the debate.

 

FOURTH, if a deadlock results or if your opponent is persuaded that the KJV has resulted in more good than harm but still insists that the KJV be opposed, end the debate.

 

If you reach a point where your opponent is unpersuaded by facts that prove the KJV has resulted in more good than harm (this is the deadlock scenario), they have proven themselves irrational; end the debate. If they are persuaded that the KJV has resulted in more good than harm but still insist on opposing the KJV, they have proven themselves immoral; end the debate.

 

FIFTH, if your opponent is persuaded that the KJV has resulted in more good than harm and that, therefore, it should not be opposed but still believes that the KJV is not flawless, proceed with the debate.

 

From this point on, it is just a matter of time before you win the debate.