The Defense of the TR is Not the Same as the Vulgate

Introduction Recently, Dr. Peter Gurry posted an article called “Cardinal Bellarmine, Trent’s Major Apologist, On Important Variants” on the Evangelical Textual Criticism blog. The article is a continued effort to conflate the TR with the Vulgate. Gurry ends the article with this conclusion: “One last observation about Bellarmine’s discussion. I notice a similarity, mutatis mutandis, betweenContinue reading “The Defense of the TR is Not the Same as the Vulgate”

Review: The King James Version Debate – Chapter 3

Introduction Similar to the second chapter, the third is mostly just information condensed from Metzger. Carson begins the chapter by presenting an accurate picture, even today, of Modern Textual Criticism. “The aim of the textual critic is to ascertain, as precisely as possible, what reading of any particular passage is closest to the original, orContinue reading “Review: The King James Version Debate – Chapter 3”

Quickly Dismissing the Septuagint(s)

Introduction One of the most common places of confusion when it comes to The Textual Discussion as it pertains to the Old Testament is how the Septuagint (LXX) should be viewed. I wrote a lengthy article back in 2019 on the topic, but I thought it would be profitable to scale it down and transformContinue reading “Quickly Dismissing the Septuagint(s)”

Quotes That Everybody Should Copy and Paste on Any Post About Textual Criticism

Introduction Have you ever wanted to disperse the crowd of Critical Text enthusiasts from a Facebook feed? Here are some quotes that should help you demonstrate to the fool his folly. The Modern Critical Text is Not the Original, Inspired Text “We do not have now – in any of our critical Greek texts orContinue reading “Quotes That Everybody Should Copy and Paste on Any Post About Textual Criticism”

Guest Article: Pastor Dane Johannsson Addresses Spurious Claims About Doctrine Not Being Affected

I invited Pastor Dane Johannsson to write an article for my blog as an appendix to this article that I wrote about 1 John 5:7 and unbelief. He demonstrates not only that doctrine is affected, but that all texts of Scripture are fair game for revision and removal. Introduction Greetings and felicitations in the nameContinue reading “Guest Article: Pastor Dane Johannsson Addresses Spurious Claims About Doctrine Not Being Affected”

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”

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”