1 John 5:7 and Modern Criticism

Introduction The Comma Johanneum (1 John 5:7) is a sticking point for many people when it comes to believing the claims of those who advocate for the Received Text of the Reformation, who say that the TR is the providentially preserved and vindicated text of Holy Scripture. More importantly, this variant, above all others, demonstratesContinue reading “1 John 5:7 and Modern Criticism”

The Consequences of Rejecting Material Preservation

Introduction Since the late 20th century, the doctrine of Scripture has been reformulated to say several things, most explicitly in the Chicago Statement on Biblical Inerrancy. The Chicago Statement articulates several things about the doctrine and nature of Scripture :  The original manuscripts (autographs) of the New Testament were without error The Scriptures as weContinue reading “The Consequences of Rejecting Material Preservation”

Absolute Certainty, The Received Text, and Matthew 23:13-14

Introduction Recently, Reverend Christopher Myers of Phoenix Reformed Presbyterian Church (RPCNA) tagged me in on a Facebook post to address the topic of absolute certainty and the Received Text. Dr. Peter Gurry playfully chimed in with a test passage (Matthew 23:13-14). In this article I will be interacting with Dr. Gurry’s article. Any disagreements IContinue reading “Absolute Certainty, The Received Text, and Matthew 23:13-14”

Six Reasons Why I Do Not Want a Revised KJV

Introduction I am in the camp of Christians who believe that Bibles should be translated into every vulgar tongue from the Hebrew Masoretic and Greek Received Text of the Reformation. I have not always been so particular over which Hebrew and Greek texts I prefer my Bibles to be translated from, however. Over the yearsContinue reading “Six Reasons Why I Do Not Want a Revised KJV”

Providential Preservation and the Modern Critical Texts

Introduction There are many cases that I have seen where somebody who advocates for the modern critical text uses the theological language, “Providential Preservation.” This is typically due to the person not understanding the current state of modern textual criticism. There have been many developments that have been adopted in the mainstream of textual scholarshipContinue reading “Providential Preservation and the Modern Critical Texts”

The Modern Critical Text(s) and Inerrancy

Introduction In the new year, I have written a handful of articles demonstrating why the modern critical text should not be used.  It was conceived in 1881 by rule-breaking (Link) The reconstruction effort is not  justified (Link) It is a new text that does not stand in the “classic mainstream” of Tyndale, and therefore theContinue reading “The Modern Critical Text(s) and Inerrancy”

Are KJV Onlyists Asking the Same Questions as Mark Ward?

Introduction In an article posted on the website “By Faith We Stand,” Mark Ward addressed an article published by the Trinitarian Bible Society called, “Five Questions about the Authorised (King James) Version.” If you haven’t read Ward’s article, I recommend reading it before continuing here. I wanted to offer a response to his response inContinue reading “Are KJV Onlyists Asking the Same Questions as Mark Ward?”

Are Christians Justified in Adopting the Modern Critical Text?

Introduction In my latest series of articles, I have questioned the validity of the “revision” effort of the 1800’s, which has evolved into a full blown reconstruction effort. Since then, scholars have produced Greek text after Greek text, applied methodology after methodology, all to no avail. Those that align with the axioms of modern textualContinue reading “Are Christians Justified in Adopting the Modern Critical Text?”

Yes, the Bible Teaches Preservation

Introduction The chasm between the axioms of lower-criticism and historic Protestant Theology grows wider every single day. Yet the two live side by side in the seminary. A student at seminary may go from a systematic theology or foundations class directly to an exegesis or New Testament class, wherein the concepts espoused are completely atContinue reading “Yes, the Bible Teaches Preservation”

Is the Reconstructionist Effort Justified?

Introduction  It has been about 140 years since the reconstruction efforts began on the text of the New Testament, if we use 1881, the year Westcott and Hort’s new Greek text was published as a starting point. The Traditional Text of Scripture had been well under attack before that point, but this was the firstContinue reading “Is the Reconstructionist Effort Justified?”