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”

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”

Revisiting the Fatal Flaw Argument Against the Traditional Text

Introduction One of the primary purposes of this blog is to give people confidence that the Bible they read is God’s inspired Word. Attacks on the Bible of the Protestant Reformation often send people into a spiral of doubt and can damage one’s faith in approaching, reading, praying over, and meditating upon the Holy Scriptures.Continue reading “Revisiting the Fatal Flaw Argument Against the Traditional Text”

No, Beza Was Not Doing Modern Text-Criticism

Introduction There is a lot of confusion over what exactly text-criticism is, and what it means to engage in it. Many people, due mostly to meaningless assertions made online, genuinely believe that the modern effort of textual scholarship equals the scholarship during the Reformation period. Many people say that because Beza and Stephanus did text-criticism,Continue reading “No, Beza Was Not Doing Modern Text-Criticism”

The Confessional Text Position is Not “Anachronistic” – It’s Reformed

Introduction In light of the recent discussion on various text platforms and textual scholarship, a great effort has been made to conflate the modern view of Scripture with the historic, protestant view of the Holy Scriptures. One of the great benefits of dividing the conversation into the three categories of Textual Methodology, Text Platform, andContinue reading “The Confessional Text Position is Not “Anachronistic” – It’s Reformed”

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?”

Is the Confessional Text Position Mythical, Anachronistic, Anti-Reformed, and Ahistoric?

Introduction A major problem with the textual discussion as it pertains to which Greek and Hebrew text Reformed Christians accept as authentic, is that many people who have strong opinions regarding the matter have not consulted Reformed sources regarding the text. This extends beyond the textual issue with modern “Reformed” Christians who claim the titleContinue reading “Is the Confessional Text Position Mythical, Anachronistic, Anti-Reformed, and Ahistoric?”

Yes, Doctrine Is Affected

Introduction  Many Christians have become disarmed by the claim that there are no doctrinal differences between the Reformation Era and modern era texts of the New Testament. This may sound comforting, but it does not accurately represent the reality that doctrine is affected, and will continue to be affected as changes are made in furtherContinue reading “Yes, Doctrine Is Affected”