Review: The King James Version Debate – Chapter 2

Introduction This next chapter titled, “Kinds of Errors in New Testament Manuscripts” is a summary of the various types of scribal errors that can be observed in extant manuscripts, so this article will likely be short. Carson employs this chapter to give his reader context to the actual decision making process that is practiced byContinue reading “Review: The King James Version Debate – Chapter 2”

Review: The King James Version Debate – Chapter 1

Introduction In the first chapter of The King James Version Debate, we see a combination of helpful terminology and data points combined with Modern Critical Text Theory. Carson opens up this chapter by highlighting the importance of the printing press to frame the narrative of transmission via hand copying. “The invention of the printing pressContinue reading “Review: The King James Version Debate – Chapter 1”

Book Review: The King James Version Debate – Preface

Introduction Recently I was asked what I thought of DA Carson’s The King James Version Debate in a comment on my blog. I have not read it, so I thought I would purchase a copy and do a chapter by chapter review like I did for Mark Ward’s Authorized. The reason I initially did notContinue reading “Book Review: The King James Version Debate – Preface”

There is No “Alexandrian” Text Family

Introduction One of the greatest challenges to overcome when discussing textual criticism with the average Christian is breaking through the wall of misconceptions regarding the topic. My personal theory is that if those in the Modern Critical Text had more information, they likely would not support the ongoing efforts of textual scholars. One of theContinue reading “There is No “Alexandrian” Text Family”

No, The KJV Translators Would Not Be Okay With the ESV

Framing the Argument One of the most common pieces of misinformation is the belief that the KJV translators would be okay with the form of our modern bibles. I see this claim made all the time on the internet, so I figured I’d address it here. The argument is first framed in terms of “KJVContinue reading “No, The KJV Translators Would Not Be Okay With the ESV”

The Absurdity of Anti-KJV Rhetoric

Introduction There are a number of reasons people choose a Bible translation. For those in the Modern Critical Text crowd, it’s often the same logic that caused many people to vote for Joe Biden – because he wasn’t the other guy. In the same way, the modern axiom seems to be, “So as long asContinue reading “The Absurdity of Anti-KJV Rhetoric”

3 Terrible Reasons You Should Trust Modern Evangelical English Bible Translations

Introduction I recently watched this video by Mark Ward entitled, “3 Reasons Why You Should Trust Modern Evangelical English Bible Translations” and thought it would be helpful to write an article demonstrating just how ridiculous these points are. Without any further introduction, I will evaluate each of his reasons which are as follows: You haveContinue reading “3 Terrible Reasons You Should Trust Modern Evangelical English Bible Translations”

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”