The Practical Theology of the Two Textual Positions

Introduction I have been a Calvinist for about as long as I have been a Christian. At that time, I did not know about Reformed Theology, nor did I call myself Reformed. When I entered the “Reformed” space on the internet via the Reformed Pub, I was introduced to a number of Theological debates. TheContinue reading “The Practical Theology of the Two Textual Positions”

The Critical Text Is Never Finished: Why You Should Not Support Textual Criticism

Introduction There are few facts that should cause Christians to be as skeptical of the critical text as the fact that it will never be finished. In a recent article written by Dr. Jan Krans, he plainly states that this is the case. I want to make three observations from this quote above which shouldContinue reading “The Critical Text Is Never Finished: Why You Should Not Support Textual Criticism”

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”

The Skepticism of the TR Position

Introduction Recently James White made the claim that he was astonished at the skepticism of the TR position, comparing it to that of Bart Ehrman. What men like James White do not seem to understand is that this skepticism is not a skepticism of the Scriptures, it is in the modern critical text, which isn’tContinue reading “The Skepticism of the TR Position”

The Incorrect Category Distinction of Text and Canon

Disclaimer: This article is pretty long. I intended for this to be a short article and it turned into an essay. Framing the Discussion Creating distinct categories for the text of the New Testament and the Canon of the New Testament is a theological and logical error because the substance of the Canon is definedContinue reading “The Incorrect Category Distinction of Text and Canon”

The Double Speak of Modern Criticism

Introduction “Textual criticism is that discipline that tries to recover the original wording of a work whose original documents have now been lost. Since no original document survives for the New Testament and since the existing copies disagree with one another, textual criticism is needed for all 27 books. Since we cannot study, teach, andContinue reading “The Double Speak of Modern Criticism”

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”

Answering a Common Claim

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 “Answering a Common Claim”

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”