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Modern translations are based upon a corrupt critical text

Modern English translations of the New Testament are based upon a corrupt critical text and should be rejected. The modern critical text of the Greek New Testament (GNT), upon which all modern English translations are based, presupposes the general (universal) … Continue reading

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Canonical texts create religious communities

Canonical texts create religious communities. This is why, for example, the ending of Mark has become a canonical crisis: those who reject the traditional ending have formed another canonical text and another religious community. Word Magazine # 72: The Ending … Continue reading

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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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Critical Anti-Critics & 3 Types of Believing Critics

(Or, as E.F. Hills has said: Believing Bible study vs. Unbelieving Bible study.) “The major division lies between those who tie the belief in biblical inspiration tightly to traditional interpretations and those for whom this bond is somewhat less secure. … Continue reading

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James Snapp snaps at Confessional Bibliology

“It is equally undisputed that in the 16th or 17th century (and for that matter well into the 18th century) anyone with a Greek New Testament would have had a copy of the Textus Receptus… Naturally the texts of these … Continue reading

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“Who can say exactly what in the Bible pertains to doctrine?”

Here are two (2) good questions to ask those who say the removal of certain words and passages from the New Testament, due to the influence of modern textual criticism upon modern English translations, has never affected doctrine: “Who can … 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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