Reconstructionists, The Burden of Proof is On You

Introduction A common refrain in the text-criticism discussion is the appeal to “the burden of proof.” The burden of proof is on those who advocate for the traditional text to demonstrate that the readings within the text are original. This appeal is a simple misdirect that should not fool any sound thinking Christian. In makingContinue reading “Reconstructionists, The Burden of Proof is On You”

Going Back to the Start

Introduction There are approximately 450 Bible translations in English, each one unique. The most popular of these include the NIV, KJV, NLT, ESV, NKJV, NASB, and CSB. All of these utilize different translation methodologies, and all of these are either revisions from earlier translations, or follow the translational choices of previous translations. Among conservatives, theContinue reading “Going Back to the Start”

Substantial Preservation and the Sin of Certainty

Introduction In today’s world of Biblical scholarship, a common idea is that Christians should have a good amount of confidence that the sum total of the Bible has been preserved. This means that while Christians should not have any dogmatic ideas of perfect preservation of words, they should have confidence that God has given toContinue reading “Substantial Preservation and the Sin of Certainty”

Textual Traditionalism, TR Onlyism, and KJV Onlyism

Introduction The use of pejoratives in debate is a time tested tactic that works. I imagine that is why people use them. In the case of the Textual Discussion, many employ pejoratives to associate adherence to a particular Greek and Hebrew text with positions that have negative connotations. This has been effective in steering peopleContinue reading “Textual Traditionalism, TR Onlyism, and KJV Onlyism”

A Bit of Friendly Dialogue with Triablogue

Introduction Today I was pointed to an article posted by the brother(s) who run the Triablogue site. I thought that the points represented a lot of the mainstream ideas regarding the Confessional Text position, and that responding would be helpful for all. I am grateful for this chance to interact, and I hope my responseContinue reading “A Bit of Friendly Dialogue with Triablogue”

A Summary of the Confessional Text Position

Introduction In this article, I will provide a shotgun blast summary of the Confessional Text Position, as well as some further commentary which will help those trying to understand the position better. In this short article, I do not expect that I have articulated every nuance of the position perfectly, but I hope that IContinue reading “A Summary of the Confessional Text Position”

A Crash Course in the Textual Discussion

Introduction When I first started learning about the textual variants in my Bible, I had a great number of misconceptions about textual criticism. I thought myself rather educated on the matter because I had read the KJV Only Controversy twice and had spent hours upon hours watching the Dividing Line. Yet, when it came downContinue reading “A Crash Course in the Textual Discussion”

Mark 16:9-20 is Scripture

Introduction The rejection of the ending of Mark, formally known as the “longer ending of Mark”, is a Canonical crisis. In this article, I want to make a case for why people who read and use modern Bible translations should be outraged at the brackets and footnotes in their Bible at Mark 16:9-20. This isContinue reading “Mark 16:9-20 is Scripture”