So You’re a Presuppositionalist? Prove it.

Introduction Presuppositional Apologetics has been critically acclaimed as the “only Biblical defense of the faith” by many who advocate for the method. Yet there is a critical inconsistency in the vast majority of those who champion Greg Bahnsen and Cornelius Van Til, especially when it comes to the text of Holy Scriptures. Bahnsen provides aContinue reading “So You’re a Presuppositionalist? Prove it.”

Count the Cost, Christian

A Sea of Doubt A component of critical thinking that has unfortunately been lost in the modern period is the ability to analyze the cost of making an argument. Few stop to consider what else must be true if the claim they are making is true. An argument does not exist in a vacuum, itContinue reading “Count the Cost, Christian”

Common Sense Arguments Against the Modern Critical Text

Introduction It is easy to get bogged down in conversations about textual variants, manuscripts, and elusive terminology when it comes to any talk about Textual Criticism. These types of conversations prevent the average Christian from entering into the discussion, and so it is common to just side with a favorite pastor or scholar. Fortunately, theContinue reading “Common Sense Arguments Against the Modern Critical Text”

Two Different Texts

Introduction In my articles, I frequently comment that the Modern Critical Text and the Traditional Text represent two different forms of the text of the New Testament. Some disagree, and use this website to demonstrate that they are not that different. The site is helpful as a comparative tool between the ESV and KJV, thoughContinue reading “Two Different Texts”

A Response to Brother Mark Ward

Introduction First I want to acknowledge and commend the irenic spirit of Dr. Mark Ward as he presented a refutation of the position which he calls “Confessional Bibliology” in his lecture posted on September 27, 2019. For those that are readers of my blog, I have referred to this position as “The Confessional Text Position”,Continue reading “A Response to Brother Mark Ward”

Does the Confessional Text Position Start with the TR?

Introduction A common misconception with the Confessional Text is that the starting point of the position is that the Received Text is the preserved Word of God. It is said that adhering to this view on the text of Holy Scripture is simply an exercise of picking a text based on tradition and defending itContinue reading “Does the Confessional Text Position Start with the TR?”

Has the CBGM Gotten Us to 125AD?

Introduction So it has been said that the CBGM has been able to “get us to 125AD” as it pertains to the New Testament manuscripts with its analysis – or at least in Luke 23:34. Anybody who makes such a claim clearly has no working understanding of the Munster Method, or at least is choosingContinue reading “Has the CBGM Gotten Us to 125AD?”

A Meaningful, Reformed Defense of the Scriptures

Before reading this article, I recommend listening to this electrifying sermon by Pastor Joel Beeke: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LjANwDtJkwc Introduction Charles Spurgeon once said in a Sermon dealing with the defense of the Scriptures: “I am a Christian minister, and you are Christians, or profess to be so; and there is never any necessity for Christian ministers toContinue reading “A Meaningful, Reformed Defense of the Scriptures”

Does the Modern Apologetic Offer a Meaningful Response to Bart Ehrman?

Introduction It is often stated that the Confessional Text position, which was the position that the post-Reformation divines defended against the Papists and Anabaptists, offers no meaningful answer to critics like Bart Ehrman. It is said that in order to defend the text of the New Testament, one has to adopt the epistemology and methodsContinue reading “Does the Modern Apologetic Offer a Meaningful Response to Bart Ehrman?”

The Most Dangerous View of the Holy Scriptures

Introduction Quite often in the textual discussion, it is boldly proclaimed that “our earliest and best manuscripts” are Alexandrian. Yet, this statement introduces confusion at the start. It introduces confusion due to the fact that there are sound objections as to whether it is even appropriate to use such a term as “Alexandrian” when describingContinue reading “The Most Dangerous View of the Holy Scriptures”