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 4

Introduction In the fourth chapter entitled, “Some Criteria for Making Textual Choices,” Carson provides a brief summary of some of the axioms of Modern Textual Criticism as presented by Metzger. I will highlight again Carson’s use of “most likely” in the opening paragraph. “Before turning to the nub of the debate, I propose now toContinue reading “Review: The King James Version Debate – Chapter 4”

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”

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”

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”

An Honest Admission from the Scholars

Introduction Every so often we are gifted with the words of a textual scholar that confirm my belief that those in the Textus Receptus camp listen to the scholars more than those in the Critical Text camp. In an article hosted on Dr. Peter Gurry’s blog, Dr. Jan Krans offers his insight into the discussionContinue reading “An Honest Admission from the Scholars”

Authorized Review – Chapter 7: Don’t Be a Berean!

Introduction In Chapter 7 of Authorized: The Use & Misuse of the King James Bible, Ward ends his book far more clearly than when he started. He finally reveals his solution to the problem of KJV readability – simply read all translations. In fact, he even makes valuing all translations a qualification for being lovingContinue reading “Authorized Review – Chapter 7: Don’t Be a Berean!”