The King James Bible Online released a new feature allowing people to get the daily ‘Verse of the Day’ through an email subscription. It previously only existed on the website homepage.
The verses were selected from a list of more than 400 most popular searched verses (according to web statistics). The verses encourage, inspire, motivate, and teach, and if readers want to continue reading the broader context, they may easily do so with the link to read the entire chapter. The email also has a link to inspirational images that may exist for selected verses so these can be shared with others online.
The link to signup for receiving the King James Bible scripture in your email inbox is here:
In January 2013, visitors to the kingjamesbibleonline.org website searched specific words in the King James Bible 288,908 times. All of these words were recorded and aggregated to show the most popular words that visitors searched.
Top 20 Words People Searched in the Bible for January 2013:
With the hype, commercialism, and pagan roots of Christmas, it’s natural to question what Christians really believe about Christmas. A group of 110,000 or more Bible readers were offered the opportunity to contribute in four polls about Christmas, and below are the results.
25 Percent of Christians do not believe in celebrating Christmas.
83 Percent of Christians do not believe December 25 is when Jesus Christ was born.
64 Percent of Christians are not OK with letting kids believe in Santa Claus.
39 Percent of Christians are not OK with having a Christmas tree in a church building.
Yes – 71% (95 people)
No – 25% (33 people)
Not sure – 2% (3 people)
134 people answered among 1,277 who saw the post. Asked on December 21, 2012.
Most Bible-reading Christians say ‘Yes’, Christians should celebrate Christmas. Nearly three times as many Bible-reading Christians say they should celebrate Christmas than those who do not. However, it is significant that 1/4 of Bible-reading Christians indicating that Christians should not celebrate Christmas.
Sample comments from those in favor:
“It’s good to celebrate xmas as a season for the whole world”
“That is the day Jesus was born. Of course.”
“Why wouldn’t it be good for believers to celebrate the birth of our Saviour???”
“Yes! This is our Celebration of Jesus’ Birthday! There isn’t anything else to say.”
Sample comments from those NOT in favor:
“Xmas is for the world not for Christians.”
“Christians should not celebrate Christmas. If God really wanted us to celebrate His birthday He would not have made it so mysterious for us. We are encouraged to celebrate the death and resurrection of Christ everyday.”
“To Me Celebrating Christmas Is Worshiping Idols As Indicated In Jeremiah 10”
“What do presents, shiny lights, a tree, and a fat santa claus have to do with Jesus Christ?”
Yes – 11% (27 people)
No – 83% (208 people)
Not sure – 6% (16 people)
251 people answered among 4,440 who saw the post. Asked on December 7, 2012.
A vast majority of Bible-readers do not believe December 25th is the true birthday of Jesus, but many are still in support of celebrating it. Nearly 7 times more of the Bible readers believe December 25th is not Jesus Christ’s birthday than those who do.
Yes, it’s just for fun – 28% (52 people)
I think so – 2% (3 people)
Neutral / no opinion – 6% (11 people)
Maybe not – 1% (2 people)
Definitely not, it’s a lie – 64% (121 people)
The results show extreme opinions with few responses in between. More than twice as many Bible readers believe that it is ‘definitely’ not OK to let kids believe in Santa Claus. However, it is also significant that one third of Bible readers think it’s OK to let kids believe in Santa Claus.
189 people answered among 3,114 who saw the post. Asked on December 20, 2012.
Yes – 58% (108 people)
No – 39% (72 people)
Not sure / it depends – 3% (6 people)
Christians are divided on this issue. Christmas trees in church sanctuaries and lobbies seem to be a common occurrence during the Christmas holiday season and this poll indicates that 39 percent disagree with having them there.
186 people answered among 2,249 who saw the post. Asked on December 21, 2012.
These four polls were conducted in December 2012, using the King James Bible Facebook page. The most interesting statistics are listed at the top of the page in red. While the poll data shows differences of opinion about Christmas, the comments pointed to a unifying belief in celebrating Jesus Christ, which represents salvation, forgiveness, and hope of eternal life.
The demographics of the 110,000+ users of this page are as follows:
100% have ‘liked’ the King James Bible Facebook Page. Mostly scriptures are posted to the page. We can presume the users are Bible readers.
96% reported they are Christians
82% reported they have been a Christian for more than 10 years
79% reported having read the entire Bible at least once.
King James Bible Online (www.kingjamesbibleonline.org), a website inviting its visitors to read the Bible online, celebrates surpassing 1 million visits in the month of October 2012.
Google Analytics statistics reports 11 million total visits and 6.3 million unique people have visited the website since its start nearly five years ago on November 11, 2007.
Its users have found a variety of the features useful, including the Bible trivia, upgraded search function, and statistics, such as the most popular Bible words. A CNN blogger recently cited the King James Bible Online as an “amazing website” in his article while suggesting that the quantity of a given word in the Bible correlates to its level of importance. “While we’re pleased the word popularity data is useful, the King James Bible Online does not fully support the logic that the more a particular English word is used in the Bible, the more important it is,” said Trent Mueller, manager of the website.
The website’s typical users hold high regard for the translation. Ms. Ufon Udofia, Social Development Worker/Senior Program Officer, Festac Town, Lagos State, Nigeria, said, “The King James Bible hard copy and the online version has been a great help to me. Prior to my discovering the online version I used to carry the Hard Copy around in my bag. The online version is constantly open on my laptop and it’s easy to access the Word for any situation in my life or lives of friends or colleagues.”
Phillip Pringle, a gospel preacher from Newton, North Carolina, USA, said, “I just want to say how much I enjoy this web site. It has been very helpful in my studies many times. Thanks be to GOD! I am very thankful that our Heavenly Father has given us truth, hope, wisdom and especially salvation through His SON JESUS. I find all of this through His preserved WORD, the King James English Bible. GOD still speaks to any who would seek His wisdom through the Bible. It doesn’t need to be debated or rewritten, it needs only to be read & received.”
LONGVIEW, Wash. – Referred to as the best-selling book of all time, the King James Bible, after 400 years, maintains a strong following of readers, with online readership on the rise.
This month, as people around the world celebrated the 400-year anniversary of the King James Bible, through conferences and special media coverage, more people than ever before are searching the web for the King James Bible. According to Google Insights, a service that compares search volume patterns, the phrase “King James Bible” was searched 9 percent more this year compared to the previous seven-year average. That specific phrase was searched an average of 246,000 times across Google’s global websites, according to Google’s AdWords Keyword Tool. Other keyword phrases that included either “King James Bible” or “King James Version” were searched more than 2 million times per month.
LONGVIEW, Wash. – In a poll conducted on May 16th, visitors to the King James Bible Online (kingjamesbibleonline.org) website and Facebook page were asked, “When do you think Judgment Day is?” The three choices offered were: “May 21, 2011”, “December 21, 2012”, or “No one knows, but God.” Of the 179 respondents, 176, or approximately 98 percent, marked “No one knows, but God.” Three respondents, or approximately 2 percent, chose May 21, 2011 as Judgment Day. No respondents chose December 21, 2012.
Jesus may return to Earth tomorrow, a hundred years from now, or any other day, but it is unlikely to be this Saturday, May 21st- a day when the Family Radio organization expects His return. The reason is simple: The Bible says in Matthew 24:36 and Mark 13:32 that no one knows the day or hour of the Lord’s return, not angels or anyone else, but the God the Father.
LONGVIEW, Wash. – King James Bible Online (www.kingjamesbibleonline.org), a website inviting its visitors to read the Bible online, celebrates 3 million visits since being founded in November 2007. This milestone coincides with the 400 year anniversary of the King James Version, first published in 1611 in England under the direction of King James I.