The Issue of Certainty

This is the fourth article in the series, “Faith Seeking Understanding”. Introduction A common discussion point within the textual discussion is the issue of certainty. How much certainty is allowable when it comes to our Bible? When we say, “I believe I am reading the very Word of God when I open my Bible”, whatContinue reading “The Issue of Certainty”

“KJV Onlyism” is a Christian Virtue

Introduction There is a common line of thinking that says that the KJV is a fine translation, but it should not be read in exclusivity. Those that do are foolish or ignorant, according to many. Such has become the default layperson’s opinion within what might be considered “conservative” evangelicalism. The scholars who contribute to thisContinue reading ““KJV Onlyism” is a Christian Virtue”

The Big Lie of Critical Bibliology

The United States, and many other countries, are seeing the fruit of critical scholarship. Statues are coming down, cities are being vandalized and burnt, and people are being assaulted and even killed in what the media is reporting as “mostly peaceful protests”. Many of us are wise to what’s actually going on – the FrankfurtContinue reading “The Big Lie of Critical Bibliology”

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?”

Authorized Review – Textual Criticism and the Scholarly Guild

Introduction This article is the first in a series of articles inspecting several important topics not covered in my Authorized: The Use & Misuse of the King James Bible review. The first subject I want to cover, that I tried to avoid addressing in my 9 article series is the issue of textual criticism. InContinue reading “Authorized Review – Textual Criticism and the Scholarly Guild”

Authorized Review – Chapter 5: The KJV as a Second Language

This article is the sixth in a series reviewing Authorized: The Use & Misuse of the King James Bible. Introduction In chapter 5 of Authorized: The Use & Misuse of the King James Bible, Ward finally says clearly what has been lurking in between the lines in first four chapters: that the KJV should notContinue reading “Authorized Review – Chapter 5: The KJV as a Second Language”

Authorized Review – Chapter 1: A Strange Start

This article is the second in a series reviewing Authorized: The Use & Misuse of the King James Bible.  Introduction In the first article of this series, I highlighted several key observations from the introduction of Mark Ward’s book, Authorized: The Use & Misuse of the King James Bible. Notably that most people who readContinue reading “Authorized Review – Chapter 1: A Strange Start”

A Review of “Authorized: The Use & Misuse of the King James Bible”: Introduction

Introduction  I wrote the first article on this blog on September 4, 2019. Since then, I have sought to tackle the theological problems of the Modern Critical Text, the CBGM, the modern doctrine of inspiration, as well as to shine light on many of the positions of the men and women who are actively involvedContinue reading “A Review of “Authorized: The Use & Misuse of the King James Bible”: Introduction”

A Disputation on the Modern Doctrine of the Text of Holy Scripture

Introduction There are many times where a theological position is presented, and it either has to be absolutely correct, or absolutely not correct. There are Scriptural realities that are clear, and there are other areas where external proofs drive an argument outside of the Scriptures. Where a Scriptural teaching is clear, the consequence of thatContinue reading “A Disputation on the Modern Doctrine of the Text of Holy Scripture”

The Theology of the Text: What is Biblical Translation Methodology?

This article is the twelfth in the series called “The Theology of the Text,” designed to cover the topic of the text in short, accessible articles. The Theology of the Text: What is Biblical Translation Methodology?  This is arguably the most practical question to ask and answer as it pertains to the Bible that ChristiansContinue reading “The Theology of the Text: What is Biblical Translation Methodology?”