Book Review: The King James Version Debate – Preface

Introduction Recently I was asked what I thought of DA Carson’s The King James Version Debate in a comment on my blog. I have not read it, so I thought I would purchase a copy and do a chapter by chapter review like I did for Mark Ward’s Authorized. The reason I initially did notContinue reading “Book Review: The King James Version Debate – Preface”

No, The KJV Translators Would Not Be Okay With the ESV

Framing the Argument One of the most common pieces of misinformation is the belief that the KJV translators would be okay with the form of our modern bibles. I see this claim made all the time on the internet, so I figured I’d address it here. The argument is first framed in terms of “KJVContinue reading “No, The KJV Translators Would Not Be Okay With the ESV”

Ruckman & the Critical Text: Theological Cousins

Introduction When people hear the term “King James Onlyism,” there are a number of definitions that might come to mind. Some think of the version of King James Onlyism which believes that the Bible didn’t exist until 1611 and that the English King James was immediately inspired. This is often called “Ruckmanite” KJVO, or somethingContinue reading “Ruckman & the Critical Text: Theological Cousins”

The Absurdity of Anti-KJV Rhetoric

Introduction There are a number of reasons people choose a Bible translation. For those in the Modern Critical Text crowd, it’s often the same logic that caused many people to vote for Joe Biden – because he wasn’t the other guy. In the same way, the modern axiom seems to be, “So as long asContinue reading “The Absurdity of Anti-KJV Rhetoric”

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”

Arguments Against John 7:53-8:11 That Prove a Man a Fool

Introduction It is certainly in vogue to reject portions of Scripture, especially within what might be called “conservative” or “reformed” Christianity. I use quotes because there is nothing conservative or reformed about this practice. By definition this is quintessential progressivism. The defining qualities of conservatism as it pertains to any discipline is that it isContinue reading “Arguments Against John 7:53-8:11 That Prove a Man a Fool”

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”