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 KJV-Onlyism is a false
 witness that sows
 discord among brethren
 (Prov 6:19)

 The Perfect KJV (KJV-Onlyism, KJV Onlyism, or KJVO) heresy is an abandonment of the Historic Reformed Faith and the Westminster Confession of Faith and comes in two forms: –

·         Ruckmanism, which holds to an inspired 1611 translation (“double inspiration”) resulting in a perfect English Bible.  Where there is a discrepancy between the English and its underlying Hebrew Masoretic or Greek TR texts, the English is to be taken as more correct!?

·         Verbal Plenary Preservation, also known as KJV-VPP or VPP-KJV, which holds to an inspired perfect textual criticism or recognition in 1611 which restored the Hebrew and Greek text of the KJV to be jot and tittle identical to the Divine Original Autographs!?

Ruckmanism and KJV-VPP are estranged twin sons of Benjamin Wilkinson, a leading Seventh Day Adventist who wrote “Our AV Vindicated” in 1930.  Wherever it has gone, in whatever circles, Perfect KJV Onlyism has wrecked havoc and caused discord among brethren.

Far Eastern Bible College (FEBC) has sadly not only adopted, but now champions this false Charismatic post-canonical inspiration doctrine.  FEBC cannot prove KJV-VPP – they cannot even convincingly and consistently identify the Hebrew-Greek underlying texts – but they call all who do not hold their views, “Neo-Fundamentalists”, “Neo-Evangelicals” or lacking in saving faith.  In this website, the KJV-VPP heresy is exposed and refuted with clear evidential facts and sound biblical exegesis!  It is our humble, earnest prayer that the Lord would be pleased to deliver His people from this divisive “doctrine”, in the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ.  Amen.




My Defence For Circulating My Open Letter to Dr J Khoo

My Defence For Circulating My Open Letter to Dr J Khoo

Lim Seng Hoo
Singapore XXXXXX

10 September 2005

The Board of Elders
Calvary Pandan Bible Presbyterian Church
201 Pandan Gardens
Singapore 609337

Dear Elders, 



On the basis of being promised a fair, unprejudiced and un-prejudged hearing, I now happily make my defence before you for my distributing of my open letter to Dr Jeffrey Khoo of 13 July 2005, on the following fourfold grounds: - 

I. Defense Against A New Doctrine

II. Dr Jeffrey Khoo Circulated First!

III. The SDA Origin and Divisive Nature of Perfect KJV-VPP!

IV. Rev Dr Quek’s Incessant Attacks!  

Before entering into the fourfold defense, it is useful first to state: - 


The BOE Final Statement on the KJB issued on 9 May 04 was to be a gentlemanly end to all contention stemming from the Perfect KJV-VPP (“VPP”) theory.  However, preaching on VPP did not end but instead increased in frequency and feverishness.  Copies of FEBC publications distributed freely in our Church contained many VPP articles categorising those who do not share the view as without saving faith or Neo-Fundamentalists and liberals. 

On 10 Jul 05, Dr J Khoo again took advantage of our Church pulpit to strongly disseminate his new and controversial view, that was the subject of my open letter.  After the service, I met some who were dismayed, who when they saw me, shrugged their shoulders or shook their heads.  Clearly, such preaching introduces a new Bible position not in accordance with our Church Constitution.  I had written sufficient times confidentially to the BOE, these past two years, but the situation did not improve.  Many of our younger ones and fellowship groups are being taken in, setting the stage for a future break-up of our Church, and the probable departure of our Chinese Congregation, whose pastor, Rev Quek had started also to attack. 

After prayer and waiting upon the Lord, I felt clearly that the time left for saving our Church from this divisive doctrine was short.  The Lord requires us to be watchmen, (Eze 3:17, 33:2, 6) sounding out a warning, where we see danger.  This resulted in my open letter to Dr J Khoo, to expose the untruth of his position, and to invite him to a public debate on the VPP controversy, which could once and for all end this controversy for the peace and unity of the churches.  If his position was true and defensible, he would be easily able to defeat me in the debate, but I was sure that he would shrink away as I had already shown up his untenable position. 

Unlike Dr J Khoo’s Perfect KJV position, the Bible position in my letter is that “the KJV is reliable, trustworthy, venerable and beloved”, which accords well with our Church Constitution.  I refrained as much as possible from a personal attack on Dr Khoo (you can compare the words that he and Rev Quek uses against me!), and I addressed him in brotherly language and sent him the first copy on 14 Jul 05!  Thereafter, I also emailed this to the leaders of several other fundamental churches, and to two brothers in Calvary who had expressed deep concern. 

In my message to the BOE, I also implicitly checked for permission to distribute my letter, with the words, “I would appreciate if the Church prints this out and distribute to all members in fairness and response of the truth.”  If the pastors and elders did not say anything to the contrary, I would take it that your silence is consent, just as you had consented silently in not taking Dr Khoo or Rev Quek to task for preaching their new doctrine in our Church on numerous occasions.  On 16 Jul 05, not having received any word, I printed out 60 copies (representing just 7% of our English Church attendance) of the letter, which I personally distributed after Sunday service, in the presence of some elders and Rev Dr Quek, none of whom attempted to stop me. 


As a watchman, I had to arise up and raise a banner against this new doctrine being continually indoctrinated into our people.  It is manifest that VPP is a new doctrine, not in accordance with our Church Constitution and the Westminster Confession of Faith, which states in Ch 1 Sect VIII that the Word of God is “kept pure in all ages”, and not just kept pure from 1611 onwards.  

Dr Khoo, in “A Plea for a Perfect Bible”, The Burning Bush, Jan 2003, p 9, wrote: - “In like manner, the Lord allowed copyist errors and corruptions to enter into the transmission process through the pen of fallible scribesI believe that in the fulness of time - in the most opportune time of the Reformation … – God restored from out of a pure stream of preserved Hebrew and Greek manuscripts, the purest Hebrew and Greek Text of all—the Text that underlies our KJV—that accurately reflects the original Scriptures.” 

In his book “Kept Pure in All Ages”, FEBC Press, 2001, he wrote: - “Since there were no printing or photocopying machines in those early days, the production of copies of the NT manuscripts was done painstakingly by hand, word for word.  This tedious process would invariably result in some copying errors experienced even today by typists on electronic typewriters or computers.” (p 31)  He continues, “By the providential hand of God, all such typographical and transmission errors, both accidental and intentional, have been corrected by 1598 in Theodore Beza’s fifth edition of the Textus Receptus.  The printing machine invented during the 15th century has removed the need to hand copy the Scriptures, thereby preventing any scribal errors from recurring in the transmission process.” (p 32) 

All of these books are freely circulated in our Church, paid for in part by our tithes and offerings.  If Dr Khoo and Rev Quek at least had just stopped there, I would have accepted it in good faith, in the course of being a fellow defender of the KJV.  But they went on to extremes and continual attacks against others!  When they started to attack Rev Tang Wai Kay, I knew that I had to rise up and stand, otherwise our Chinese Congregation would eventually be divorced from us. 


Our BOE, with the probable exception of Rev Quek, may not be aware, but Dr Khoo started the public circulation first! 

On 3 Jul 05, Dr J Khoo circulated his response to my Sep 03 “An Evidential Review of the VPP Theory” to all True Lifers (Exhibit 1).  Every member was given a copy compared with my giving out to only 7% of our Congregation!  He also sent this to pastors of various fundamental churches, requesting them to distribute the same to their congregation.  One of these pastors then spoke to me about this, without realising that I did not receive any copy from Dr Khoo. 

Dr Khoo also openly circulated his “14 Aug 05 Response to Lim Seng Hoo’s Open Letter” to all FEBC fraternity and again to the pastors of various fundamental churches.  In addition, this response is posted to the world on the Dean Burgon Society (DBS) website (Exhibit 2). 

What I did, printing out and circulating 60 copies of my letter, to 7% of our English Church, was only symbolic, and meant to identify with email copies or other copies that may invariably come to our Church from other churches, to whose pastors and elders, I had send copies of the same. 

You are applying double standards when you do not give me a prior hearing before judging me for my circulation, whilst you do nothing against Dr Jeffrey Khoo for his prior provocative public circulations of many more copies against me, than I had circulated against him. 


In Nov 2002, Dr Tow told me about VPP and the divisive effect at FEBC.  I also have a copy of the letter he wrote on 26 Nov 2002 to the Elders of Life Church and the FEBC Board, “Knowing God’s will is also to do it.”  In my research on the VPP theory, I purchased and read many of Dean Burgon’s books re-published by the DBS at the hands of Dr D A Waite.  I soon learnt that Dean Burgon did not and would not hold to any VPP view, and I wrote to Dr Waite on 14 Oct 2003 (Exhibit 3), appealing to him to let Rev Timothy Tow know the truth, so as to help restore the peace at Life BPC.  Dr Waite simply ignored my letter.    

My further research showed that the DBS was founded by Otis Fuller, whose publication, “Which Bible” IBTS, 1970, was seminal in the introduction of VPP to the fundamental and orthodox protestant world.  Before 1970, who has ever heard of VPP?  No one in Singapore had ever heard of VPP prior to 1992, when Dr Waite introduced the same to Rev Timothy Tow. 

More surprisingly, we have now discovered via “The Great Which Bible? Fraud” by Doug Kutilek, that KJV-VPPism actually originated with Benjamin G. Wilkinson, (1872 – 1968), Dean of Theology at the Seventh Day Adventist Columbia Union College, 7600 Flower Avenue, Tomoka Park, MD 20912.  Dr Wilkinson’s 1930 “Our Authorized Bible Vindicated,” postulated the Perfect KJV theory to counteract the erosion of support for various SDA teachings such as Saturday Sabbath keeping, soul sleep/annihilation, and exposure of Miller’s prophetic errors, through the adoption of modern Bible versions.  Otis Fuller’s “Which Bible?” actually reproduced the entire “Our Authorized Bible Vindicated”, sans all the footnote references to Mrs Ellen White!  Fuller also concealed Wilkinson’s identity, describing him as “all but unknown in the world of scholarship”, and “taught for many years in a small and obscure Eastern college”, when he was in fact a leading SDA theologian and equivalent in SDA ranks to that of a bishop over a large diocese. (Exhibit 4, 4b, 4c and 4d

We double checked /audited Kutilek findings by purchasing Fuller’s book and also securing a copy of the original Wilkinson’s publications from an official SDA website. (Exhibit 5) 

Wilkinson’s works also resulted in a great division and conflict within the SDA! (Exhibit 6) But his works are promoted and sold by the Dean Burgon Society (Exhibit 4e)

To illustrate the heretical and divisive nature of KJV-VPP: - 

Gail A. Riplinger, a prophetess of the Perfect KJV VPP view, published “New Age Bible Versions”, where she signed off as G A Riplinger.  In “The End Times Victorious Living Newsletter”, she wrote, “Daily during the six years in this investigation, the Lord miraculously brought to me the materials and resources much like the ravens fed Elijah.  Each discovery was not the result of effort on my part, but of the directed hand of God so much so that I hesitated to even put my name on the book.  Consequently I used G A Riplinger, which signifies to me God And Riplinger - God as Author and Riplinger as Secretary.” 

Amazing?!  And yet more, in this book, Riplinger viciously attacked David Cloud, a fellow VPP proponent, forcing Cloud to defend himself against seven of her slanders! (Exhibit 7

Riplinger’s books are sold by the DBS website, “The Bible for Today” (Exhibit 8) and her book, “Which Bible is God’s Word?” is also sold at the FEBC Book Room. (Exhibit 9

David W Daniels is a VPP Ruckmanite, yet his book “Answers to your Bible Versions Question” is also sold by the DBS and at FEBC Book Room.  In it he writes, “I have a very simple suggestion. Grab an interlinear King James New Testament (or Old Testament or single volume Greek/Hebrew bible) and correct it anywhere the translation disagrees with the King James.  I am not kidding.” (Exhibit 10 & 10b

Dr Thomas Strouse is another extreme KJV-VPP proponent, who wrote in “Biblical Defense for the Verbal, Plenary Preservation of God's Word”, “My Sheep Hear My Voice”. Christ not only teaches that He will preserve the words of the Father, but also that believers will hear His voice (Jn. 10:26). Where is the voice of the Lord Jesus Christ? HIS VOICE IS HIS WORDS.  The Lord has given believers the means by which to verify the "received words." Believers, indwelt with the Holy Spirit, "hear" and know which words are Christ's "received words." Furthermore, according to Jn 10:5, believers "know not the voice of strangers." Consequently, believers not only recognize a "received text," but believers also reject the voice of strangers ("rejected text"). This is why Christians have maintained that the textus receptus is the voice of the Lord and that the variants in the modern versions are the voice of strangers.

Therefore our Chinese Congregation, who uses the CUV, must be lost!  Is not this then Rev Dr Quek’s connotation when on 24 Jul 05, he prayed for the salvation of my soul and on 25 Jul 05, in an email response to me, he wrote, “May God have mercy on your soul.”   

Sadly, Dr Strouse works are sold by the DBS and FEBC Book Room, and also published in the Burning Bush, for example Jan 2005 (Exhibit 11b). 


On 7 Nov 04, in his morning message, “A Little Leaven Leaveneth the Whole Lump (Gal 5:1-11)”, Rev Quek’s preached severance of relationship and ex-communication of those who do not hold the Perfect Bible VPP view!  In their attacks, they do not come clean but twist and turn, and misrepresent that we say that “the Bible has errors”, a most serious and defamatory charge, when we had merely pointed out scribal errors in the KJV. (Exhibit 14 in MP3 audio format) 

During our 2005 Church Camp, Rev Quek stepped up his attacks on me and also instructed Deacon Lek to write the following email to Rev Peter Wong on 12 Jun 05,  

“I write with much trembling to request that the invitation for our dear brother Seng Hoo speaking in the Brunei camp be withdrawn because of doctrinal differences on the issue of the Perfect Bible that is harmful to the flock.  Brother Seng Hoo informed me of the invitation.  However, I write for the good of our brother Seng Hoo and that you refrain from inviting him to speak.  I understand that he would be making his way for the camp this coming week with his family.  This is very important for the sake of harmony.   Appreciate your attention in this matter.  Praying,  Aik Wee”.  (Exhibit 12

Rev Quek also has much influence on Dr Han Whie Kwang, who wrote to Rev Dr Peter Ng of Jesus Saves Missions, a letter of 2 Aug 2005, attacking me viciously (Exhibit 13). 

I could cite many other examples, but I believe that it is not necessary for all of you. 


In conclusion, I have presented four strong justifications, each of which I believe, can on its’ own stand as adequate defence for my limited circulation of 60 copies of my Open letter on 17 Jul 2005, calling on Dr Jeffrey Khoo for a public debate. 

I hereby rest my defence. 

Humbly, in the grace, mercy and triumph of our Lord Jesus Christ, 

Brother Lim Seng Hoo

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