I have read the letter from PH & RE Brunker in issue 8083 carefully and (I hope) accurately.
In commending the Authorised Version of the Bible, they state that the ‘Thou’ form of address is more reverent than ‘You’. Indeed, the Brunkers contend, to address an individual as ‘You’ is dishonouring. (I note in passing the Editor is addressed as ‘You’ throughout their letter.)
If this basic thesis is correct (Thou = reverence, You = dishonour), then it is deeply disturbing theologically, for then we must believe that the Lord God honours and reveres Satan in Job 1 v.8: “Hast thou considered my servant Job?”
Can it be that our Lord Jesus is somehow showing reverence to the devil when he says, “Get thee hence, Satan.” (Matthew 4 v.10)?
Am I the only one to be troubled at the idea of the Divine Persons of the Blessed Trinity revering and honouring the Evil One?
(All quotations are from the Authorised Version.)