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”

The Reformation Day Post: VERY Spooky

In the Beginning God’s Word has been contested since the very beginning in the Garden when Satan said, “Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?” Eve then changes what God said, and Satan reinterprets it. “God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touchContinue reading “The Reformation Day Post: VERY Spooky”

Memoirs of an ESV-Onlyist: Reflecting on the Text and Canon Conference

Introduction On Reformation weekend, a small conference was held in Atlanta, Georgia called The Text and Canon Conference which focused on offering a clear definition of what it means when people advocate for the Masoretic Hebrew and Received Greek text. For those that are not up to date with all of the jargon, the MasoreticContinue reading “Memoirs of an ESV-Onlyist: Reflecting on the Text and Canon Conference”

Putting the Conversation in Perspective

Introduction It may be difficult for many people to see the relevance of the textual discussion. This is often because it is rare that a positive case is made for the modern critical text.The majority of exposure people get to this conversation from a modern critical text position are simply polemics and a healthy doseContinue reading “Putting the Conversation in Perspective”

All Scripture is Profitable, Except When It’s Not

Introduction It is easy to look at the textual discussion from afar and fail to see the relevance. If this is just about a few textual variants and the difference between “thee” and “you”, what is even the point? I want to zoom out for a second, away from all of the text-critical jargon, andContinue reading “All Scripture is Profitable, Except When It’s Not”

Textual Methodologies & Transmission Narratives

Introduction In this article, I describe the three distinct categories that exist within the context of the textual discussion. These categories are Textual Methodology, Text Platform, and Translation. A failure to properly recognize these categories as distinct will inevitably result in a worthless conversation wherein one person boldly enters a thread and declares everybody butContinue reading “Textual Methodologies & Transmission Narratives”

Textual Methodology, Text Platforms, and Translation

Introduction The conversation of textual criticism, which is properly called textual scholarship, has made its way to popular forums, Facebook threads, and even churches. Perhaps this has been the case for some time, but it seems that there has been a major uptick in people who have expressed interest in the topic. Oftentimes terminology muddlesContinue reading “Textual Methodology, Text Platforms, and Translation”

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”

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”