Examining Epistemological Foundations

Introduction The most significant element to the discussion of text-criticism and Bible translations is that of epistemology. Christians recognize two forms of revelation, natural and special. In the first place, men and women know things because they are made in the image of God, and can use their reasoning to come to conclusions. This naturalContinue reading “Examining Epistemological Foundations”

Substantial Preservation and the Sin of Certainty

Introduction In today’s world of Biblical scholarship, a common idea is that Christians should have a good amount of confidence that the sum total of the Bible has been preserved. This means that while Christians should not have any dogmatic ideas of perfect preservation of words, they should have confidence that God has given toContinue reading “Substantial Preservation and the Sin of Certainty”

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”

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”

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 The Reformers were adamant when talking about the authority and preservation of Scripture that every last word had been kept pure and should be used for doctrine, preaching, and practice.  “The marvelous preservation of the Scriptures; though none in time be so ancient, nor none so much oppugned, yet God hath still by hisContinue 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?”

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”

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”