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The Death Penalty — a Biblical Command

I’ve made brief references to the death penalty on this blog, but never put together a clear presentation of Biblical teaching on the subject.  That was remiss on my part — in general, clear teaching should come before brief comments.  … Continue reading

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I Guess Oldest is Only Best When We Want it to Be

When you don’t rely on God’s revealed truth, but instead make yourself the only authority for your own evidence-immune theory, you epitomise Self-Reliance. Continue reading

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The “Best Manuscripts” are Sloppy Copies (???)

Welcome to the manuscript version of the sinner’s excuse! “Sure, I’m bad, but no worse than the guy next door.” Continue reading

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The Canon of Scripture

Church councils could, at their very best (and they weren’t always at their best), only reflect what God’s people already knew — these twenty-seven books, Matthew through Revelation, were given by God through the apostles and are His inspired Word. Continue reading

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Textual Criticism’s Worst Assumption

I do care about textual critics, either intentionally or accidentally, using naturalistic evolutionary philosophies in their evaluations when they try to tell us which words are the ones God gave us. Continue reading

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The “Oldest and Best” Wording

It would be better to drop the “oldest and best” terminology. At best, it is confusing. “Old” only matters if it is one of the “best,” so it would be better to just say “best” and leave it at that. Continue reading

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Not Like Any Other Book

Despite my appreciation for the ministry of these godly men in my life, my confidence in the rules of New Testament Textual Criticism as a reliable guide to identifying the true text of Scripture began to crumble. Continue reading

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