No, The KJV Translators Would Not Be Okay With the ESV

Framing the Argument One of the most common pieces of misinformation is the belief that the KJV translators would be okay with the form of our modern bibles. I see this claim made all the time on the internet, so I figured I’d address it here. The argument is first framed in terms of “KJVContinue reading “No, The KJV Translators Would Not Be Okay With the ESV”

The Skepticism of the TR Position

Introduction Recently James White made the claim that he was astonished at the skepticism of the TR position, comparing it to that of Bart Ehrman. What men like James White do not seem to understand is that this skepticism is not a skepticism of the Scriptures, it is in the modern critical text, which isn’tContinue reading “The Skepticism of the TR Position”

The Incorrect Category Distinction of Text and Canon

Disclaimer: This article is pretty long. I intended for this to be a short article and it turned into an essay. Framing the Discussion Creating distinct categories for the text of the New Testament and the Canon of the New Testament is a theological and logical error because the substance of the Canon is definedContinue reading “The Incorrect Category Distinction of Text and Canon”

The “Earliest and Best”

This is the first article in the series commenting on brother Robert Paul Wieland’s YouTube channel. Introduction Greetings and felicitations! In this first article I will be reviewing Robert Paul Wieland’s video, A Partial Answer to Dr. White, which happens to be the first video he posted on his YouTube in 2012. Amazingly, his commentaryContinue reading “The “Earliest and Best””

Modern Textual Criticism is Not Properly Scientific

This is the seventh article in the series, “Faith Seeking Understanding”. Introduction The best claim to support the methods and conclusions of modern textual criticism is that it is scientific. You can’t argue against its conclusions, because well…science. This is one of the only real positive reasons critical text apologists ever give for why peopleContinue reading “Modern Textual Criticism is Not Properly Scientific”

Fundamentalism, Traditionalism, Emotionalism

This is the fifth article in the series, “Faith Seeking Understanding” Introduction Many people have the perception that those in the TR camp are driven by rabid fundamentalism and tradition, or are swept up in an emotional frenzy. This perception is largely due to James White, who frequently pushes this argument as often as heContinue reading “Fundamentalism, Traditionalism, Emotionalism”

The Scholars Don’t Agree With You

This is the second article in the series, “Faith Seeking Understanding”. Introduction In the last article, I discussed the reality that those in the TR camp tend to take critical scholarship far more seriously than those in the critical text camp itself. Bible believing Christians say their Bible is preserved, and the scholars uniformly sayContinue reading “The Scholars Don’t Agree With You”

Is There Evidence of a “Clean Transmission” from P75 to Codex Vaticanus?

Author’s note: In the first draft of the article, I was responding to the claim that P66 and P75 had a clean transmission to Vaticanus. Dr. Boyce informed me that he was making the claim only about P75. The article has been edited to reflect this correction. Introduction In a recent YouTube debate between Dr.Continue reading “Is There Evidence of a “Clean Transmission” from P75 to Codex Vaticanus?”

Why the Doctrine of Inerrancy Demands the Defense of the Received Text

Introduction On this blog, I have highlighted many of the doctrinal errors underpinning the modern critical text, as well as set forth positively the historical orthodox position on the Holy Scriptures. I have been critical of the doctrine of inerrancy as articulated by modern scholars and compared it to the historical doctrine of providential preservation,Continue reading “Why the Doctrine of Inerrancy Demands the Defense of the Received 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”