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Why James White calls people who defend the Textus Receptus “traditionalists”

E. F. Hills has said: “The defense of the Textus Receptus, therefore, is a necessary part of the defense of Protestantism.” Mark Noll has described those who would defend the Textus Receptus as “critical anti-critics” and those who would defend … Continue reading

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Confusion regarding the canonical text

A biblical canon or canon of scripture is a set of texts (or ‘books’) which a particular religious community regards as authoritative scripture. The English word “canon” comes from the Greek κανών, meaning ‘rule’ or ‘measuring stick’. (source) A recent video presentation … Continue reading

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Review: TBS Greek New Testament

Koiné Greek New Testament (Textus Receptus, calfskin) $47.00 http://tinyurl.com/hj36jjg I purchased a copy of the Trinitarian Bible Society (TBS) Greek New Testament (NT) last year from Book Depository, because the calfskin edition was out of stock at TBS. In fact, I … Continue reading

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“What I have written I have written.”

“And he bearing his cross went forth into a place called the place of a skull, which is called in the Hebrew Golgotha: Where they crucified him, and two other with him, on either side one, and Jesus in the … Continue reading

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The Ecclesiastical Text

The Ecclesiastical Text Now that I’m “Back to the Bible”, so to speak, I’m re-examining some of the textual criticism issues I studied over 20 years ago. I read Theodore Letis’ book “The Ecclesiastical Text” 20 years ago, and I … Continue reading

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Matthew 19:9: fornication = whoredom

πορνεία, πορνείας, ἡ (πορνεύω), the Sept. for תַּזְנוּת, זְנוּת, זְנוּנִים, fornication (Vulg.fornicatio (and (Revelation 19:2)prostitutio)); used a. properly, of illicit sexual intercourse in general (Demosthenes, 403, 27; 433, 25): Acts 15:20, 29; Acts 21:25 (that this meaning must be adopted in these passages will surprise no one who has learned from 1 Corinthians 6:12ff how leniently converts from among the heathen regarded this vice and how lightly they indulged in it; accordingly, all other interpretations of the term, such as of marriages within the prohibited degrees and the like, are to be rejected); Romans 1:29 Rec.; 1 Corinthians 5:1; 1 Corinthians 6:13, 18; 1 Corinthians 7:2; 2 Corinthians 12:21; Ephesians 5:3; Colossians 3:5; 1 Thessalonians 4:3; Revelation 9:21; it is distinguished from μοιχεία in Matthew 15:19; Mark 7:21; and Galatians 5:19 Rec.; used of adultery ((cf. Hosea 2:2 (4), etc.)), Matthew 5:32; Matthew 19:9… Continue reading

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Antichrist Israel and the Error of Christian Zionism

Now, what or who is “antichrist”?

St John tells us doesn’t he? He says “antichrist is coming, so now many antichrists have come . . . this is the antichrist, he who denies the Father and the Son.” He, in this sense, as John says, is anyone (i.e., female/male, many/one, group/individual) “who denies the Father and the Son” (together). Not necessarily one, particular person. Rather, St. John is speaking of everyone in general or anyone who is against the Father and Son. Such a person or people group is antichrist, or “an” antichrist. Many Christians speak of “the antichrist” or “The Antichrist” (I would prefer the “AntiChrist” myself, much more trendy!:) by personifying John’ s “spirit of antichrist” (πνεῦμα τοῦ ἀντίχριστοu) which is found in 1 John 4:3, and turning St. John’s “many antichrists” (πολλοὶ = polloi = many; ἀντίχριστοι = antichristoi = antichrists), found in 1 John 2:18, and fashioning this into what they imagine to be a single, embodied, male, human person–a personification of evil, or evil incarnate, that is only ONE man (a true anti-Christ, in that Jesus is God (= love) incarnate and this is a reversal of who he is: Christ). Continue reading

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