Fundamentalism, Traditionalism, Emotionalism

This is the fifth article in the series, “Faith Seeking Understanding” Introduction Many people have the perception that those in the TR camp are driven by rabid fundamentalism and tradition, or are swept up in an emotional frenzy. This perception is largely due to James White, who frequently pushes this argument as often as heContinue reading “Fundamentalism, Traditionalism, Emotionalism”

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”

They Think You’re Stupid

This is the third article in the series, “Faith Seeking Understanding” . Do you remember during the reformation when they said, “Ad Fontes, back to the Latin Vulgate?” Yeah, me neither. Yet this is the kind of rhetoric that props up the critical texts. Every convert from the critical text position to the TR positionContinue reading “They Think You’re Stupid”

The Scholars Don’t Agree With You

This is the second article in the series, “Faith Seeking Understanding”. Introduction In the last article, I discussed the reality that those in the TR camp tend to take critical scholarship far more seriously than those in the critical text camp itself. Bible believing Christians say their Bible is preserved, and the scholars uniformly sayContinue reading “The Scholars Don’t Agree With You”

Faith Seeking Understanding

This is the first article in the series, “Faith Seeking Understanding”. Introduction I have been thinking a lot recently about what sort of content would be the most helpful to people at this point. There are many hard hitting content creators that engage in the public discussion surrounding Bibliology and textual issues, so I wantContinue reading “Faith Seeking Understanding”

The Diversity Within the TR Camp

Introduction Many people are introduced to the TR position through its critics. This is often unhelpful in understanding just exactly what “the” TR position is, and what those that adhere to some form of it actually believe. It may be shocking to men like James White and Mark Ward, but the TR position, while mostlyContinue reading “The Diversity Within the TR Camp”

Authorized Review – Decidedly Different: An Admission That Doctrine is Affected

Introduction In this review of Authorized: The Use & Misuse of the King James Bible, I want to demonstrate a critical error in Ward’s thinking as it pertains to the use of multiple translations. Ward claims that there are no major doctrines affected between the KJV and modern translations.  “No major doctrines are affected. ButContinue reading “Authorized Review – Decidedly Different: An Admission That Doctrine is Affected”

Authorized Review – Mark Ward’s Compelling Response to Pastor Joel Beeke

Introduction In this third article examining Authorized: The Use & Misuse of the King James Bible, I want to take a look at Ward’s handling of Pastor Joel Beeke. It is common for opponents to address Pastor Beeke in their attacks on the King James Bible, because he is one of its most stalwart defenders.Continue reading “Authorized Review – Mark Ward’s Compelling Response to Pastor Joel Beeke”

Authorized Review – Does Authorized Need to Be Updated?

Introduction In order to respond to the anecdotes of Mark Ward, I’d like to introduce the reader to a story of my own. Growing up I was what you might call a “bookworm.” I spent much of my free time reading and writing. Similar to Ward’s account of his childhood, I aced every spelling test.Continue reading “Authorized Review – Does Authorized Need to Be Updated?”

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”