The Message, an Unnecessary Tool

Evangelicals, for some strange reason, feel the need to defend the Message. In a recent video, a commentator on Bible translations advocates for it as a helpful tool that should be used to get Christians out of their Bible reading ruts. It is not a Bible in every place, but it is a Bible inContinue reading “The Message, an Unnecessary Tool”

The “Earliest and Best”

This is the first article in the series commenting on brother Robert Paul Wieland’s YouTube channel. Introduction Greetings and felicitations! In this first article I will be reviewing Robert Paul Wieland’s video, A Partial Answer to Dr. White, which happens to be the first video he posted on his YouTube in 2012. Amazingly, his commentaryContinue reading “The “Earliest and Best””

Ever Learning, Never Able

This is the eighth and final article in the series, “Faith Seeking Understanding”. Introduction In the last installation of this series, I’d like to highlight possibly the number one reason people seek answers outside of the critical text, which inevitably leads people to either the Majority Text or the Traditional Text. What is likely theContinue reading “Ever Learning, Never Able”

Modern Textual Criticism is Not Properly Scientific

This is the seventh article in the series, “Faith Seeking Understanding”. Introduction The best claim to support the methods and conclusions of modern textual criticism is that it is scientific. You can’t argue against its conclusions, because well…science. This is one of the only real positive reasons critical text apologists ever give for why peopleContinue reading “Modern Textual Criticism is Not Properly Scientific”

Unholy Hands & Genetic Fallacies

This is the sixth article in the series, “Faith Seeking Understanding”. As a disclaimer, no emotions were involved in the crafting of this article. Introduction In the context of the textual discussion, there are many appeals to the character of the scholars which had their hand in creating the available Greek New Testaments. It’s importantContinue reading “Unholy Hands & Genetic Fallacies”

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”

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 Big Lie of Critical Bibliology

The United States, and many other countries, are seeing the fruit of critical scholarship. Statues are coming down, cities are being vandalized and burnt, and people are being assaulted and even killed in what the media is reporting as “mostly peaceful protests”. Many of us are wise to what’s actually going on – the FrankfurtContinue reading “The Big Lie of Critical Bibliology”

Is There Evidence of a “Clean Transmission” from P75 to Codex Vaticanus?

Author’s note: In the first draft of the article, I was responding to the claim that P66 and P75 had a clean transmission to Vaticanus. Dr. Boyce informed me that he was making the claim only about P75. The article has been edited to reflect this correction. Introduction In a recent YouTube debate between Dr.Continue reading “Is There Evidence of a “Clean Transmission” from P75 to Codex Vaticanus?”