Mark Ward Proves That Defending Inerrancy Means Nothing

Many Christians believe that it is fundamental to defend the modern doctrine of Inerrancy. This would be true, if the doctrine of Inerrancy actually set forth anything meaningful. According to Mark Ward, Inerrancy means that “The Bible speaks truly in everything it affirms” (Ward. Bibliology for Beginners. 29.) Inerrancy is the doctrine that affirms theContinue reading “Mark Ward Proves That Defending Inerrancy Means Nothing”

Modern Critical Text Advocates Cannot Say Anything About Originality or Authenticity

Introduction There are a number of ways the textual criticism discussion goes awry. Sometimes the conversation is hyper focused on textual variants and “textual data,” other times the topic of discussion is Erasmus or the Reformed. What is almost always ignored is what the Scriptures say. There is a reason the Critical Text advocates doContinue reading “Modern Critical Text Advocates Cannot Say Anything About Originality or Authenticity”

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”

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”

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”

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 Textus Receptus: A Defense Against Postmodernism in the Church

A long essay on the impact of Postmodernism in the Christian church. Introduction If you’ve been reading my blog for some time, you know that the issue of the Critical Text against the Textus Receptus is far broader than just textual variants and which text platform is superior. Critical methodology, translation philosophy, Bibliology, ecclesiology, andContinue reading “The Textus Receptus: A Defense Against Postmodernism in the Church”

20 Articles That Refute Modern Textual Criticism

Introduction Every time I write an article, my blog becomes increasingly difficult to navigate. I probably need to revamp how the site is organized, but until then I thought I’d put together an article that serves as a glossary to some helpful articles that respond to common claims made by Critical Text apologists. I haveContinue reading “20 Articles That Refute Modern Textual Criticism”