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THE RECEIVED TEXT VS. THE CRITICAL TEXT: WHICH ONE IS RIGHT?

DOES A ‘RECEIVED TEXT’ IMPLY INERRANCY?

While champions of the superiority of the King James Bible argue that it is based on the “received text” and is categorically different from the “critical text,” this claim turns out to be ERRONEOUS. We only have to consider the history of how we got our Christian Bible to realize that the label “the received text” falsely assumes its composition was inspired and NOT the result of critical examination.  This position contends that God inspired the one, perfectly, while the other was the result of “man manipulating God’s word.”  This position believes today’s “critical Read More

SHOOT THE MESSENGER! SO WHY DID I SAY THAT THE KING JAMES BIBLE (AND ALMOST ALL OLD TESTAMENTS) HAVE SOME SERIOUS FLAWS?

Summary: I’ve been called many names since I dare to assert that the King James Bible has flaws.  After all, isn’t it based on the “received text?” And doesn’t mean that it is inspired such that it is inerrant? I don’t think so. What the authors originally wrote were moved by God to compose what He wanted – inerrantly. But through the years changes were made, including the corruption of selected passages of the Old Testament by the rabbis of the second century A.D. Protestant Old Testaments, the Catholic Vulgate’s Old Testament, and the Hebrew Bible – the Biblia Hebraica, Read More