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”

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”

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”