1 John 5:7 and Unbelief

Introduction I recently read a thorough and fair defense of the Johannine Comma (1 John 5:7) which reminded me of how the approach of many Christians in the modern church is absolutely backwards when it comes to Scripture. In today’s world of Modern Textual Criticism, Christians seem to take a backwards approach when seeking toContinue reading “1 John 5:7 and Unbelief”

Arguments Against John 7:53-8:11 That Prove a Man a Fool

Introduction It is certainly in vogue to reject portions of Scripture, especially within what might be called “conservative” or “reformed” Christianity. I use quotes because there is nothing conservative or reformed about this practice. By definition this is quintessential progressivism. The defining qualities of conservatism as it pertains to any discipline is that it isContinue reading “Arguments Against John 7:53-8:11 That Prove a Man a Fool”

John 7:53-8:11 is Scripture

Introduction John 7:53-8:11, called the Pericope Adulterae, is an excellent example of how the determinations of textual scholars can directly impact the people of God. This passage in particular is also a perfect text to demonstrate how textual interpretation can spoil the people of God with misinformation. I was young in my faith the firstContinue reading “John 7:53-8:11 is Scripture”

1 John 5:7 & Roman Catholic Provenance of Later Manuscripts

Introduction  Recently, the Comma Johanneum (1 John 5:7) has been of particular interest in the text-critical discussion. I initially address some of the talking points here and Dr. Jeff Riddle here. Typically, advocates of the modern critical text appeal to the lateness of the manuscripts that have the passage to demonstrate why they believe itContinue reading “1 John 5:7 & Roman Catholic Provenance of Later Manuscripts”

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”

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”

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”