KJV Onlyist is a term used to describe the group who promote the King James Version (KJV) as the only Word of God, to the exclusion of all other translations, and openly attack those who use any other translation. Their attacks often include charges of lack of salvation, lack of consecration, lack of ability to witness to others, lack of credibility, etc.
KJV Onlyists often attempt to support their position with claims that can easily be shown to be faulty, or as in some cases mostly lies. When challenged for any supporting document, source, etc., for their claims, most KJV Onlyists both disappear and remain silent, or they turn to using insults.
I have had KJV Onlyists tell me that a Spanish version of the Bible is not accurate nor the true word of God unless it was translated from the KJV. They did not answer me regards which KJV revision they would recommend (1611, 1629, or 1769), they just disappeared.
I have had KJV Onlyists tell me that we should not look at the Greek word that the English word (in question) was translated from because the KJV translation was inspired. I have not had one show me scriptural support that a translation is inspired. The KJV 1611 translators placed alternative renderings in the margins. The KJV Onlyists have failed to answer the question, “Are the alternative renderings of God?”
KJV Onlyists does not refer to those who choose to use, study, read, and quote from, exclusively the KJV. Though it strictly may, I use it to refer to the radical and so far intolerant KJV only users who demonstrate a lack of AGAPE.
A KJV Onlyist told me that it is wrong to use the word AGAPE because it is not English1.
KJV Onlyist should not be confused with a KJV Preferred. A KJV Preferred is someone that prefers the KJV translation, but does not insist that it is the exact and only representation of God. The KJV Preferred knows that the KJV is one of a number of translations and has for a number of reasons settled on the use of the KJV in his or her preference.
1 It is found in paper editions (not electronic) of English Dictionaries. For example: Third College Edition Webster’s New World Dictionary of American English, copyright 1991, 1988 by Simon & Schuster, Inc has the entry: aga-pe n. 1. a meal that early Christians ate together: see LOVE FEAST 2. Christian Theol. A) God’s love for man; divine love b) spontaneous, altruistic love