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”

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”

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”

Inspiration: Now and Then

Introduction Today’s church has been flooded with new ideas that depart from the old paths of the Protestant Reformation. This is especially true when it comes to the doctrine of Scripture. It is common place to adhere to the doctrine of inerrancy in today’s conservative circles and beyond. While it is good that many ChristiansContinue reading “Inspiration: Now and Then”

Is the CBGM God’s Gift to the Church?

Introduction It is stated by some that the Coherence Based Genealogical Method is a blessing to the church, even gifted to the church by God way of God’s providence. I thought it would be helpful to examine this claim. Unfortunately, those who have made such statements regarding the Editio Critica Maior (ECM) and the CBGMContinue reading “Is the CBGM God’s Gift to the Church?”

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”

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”

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”

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”