Martin Luther, the original grace changer, OSAS founder who has led so many astray

I just wrote the following comment on Facebook, in response to this key Romans 11 passage that a friend posted — and thought I’d share it here too.

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ONCE SAVED ALWAYS SAVED????

Romans 11:20 Be not highminded, but fear: 21 for if God spared not the natural branches, take heed lest he also spare not thee. 22 Behold therefore the goodness and severity of God: on them which fell, severity; but toward thee, goodness, if thou continue in his goodness: otherwise thou also shalt be cut off.

The Founder of “ONLY BELIEVE” — a type of OSAS predating Calvin

It’s amazing to me that Martin Luther’s ‘eureka moment’ was when he saw “the just shall live by faith” in Romans 1. He then built his whole theology on the idea of “only believe,” instead of reading further into Paul’s letter to see key verses in Romans 8 and this crystal clear, balancing passage, to let Paul interpret Paul, instead of making up his own gospel that his itching ears so strongly wanted to believe.

Then Luther didn’t like the book of JAMES at all, because James clearly says we must do something, not just believe. (And we’re not going to believe anyway if we’ve been willfully sinning when we see Jesus face to FACE). So Luther declared that the book of James shouldn’t even be scriptural, and JUDE, HEBREWS and REVELATION were subordinate books.

(“The just shall live by faith” is also in Hebrews 10:26-39, which shows what happens to those who willfully sin without repenting. So no wonder why Luther couldn’t fit his theory into Hebrews, one of the “subordinate books.”)

And it’s not because he didn’t read Paul’s entire books. He translated the entire Bible into German.

His bias must have blinded him, so like most modern teachers today, they somehow ignore the dozens of clear texts that completely refute the “once saved always saved” (OSAS) theory, or “only believe” and “it’s hard to lose one’s salvation.”

Luther said he’d give his Ph.D. cap to anyone who could justify Paul and James.

The truth is he couldn’t even justify Paul and Paul, because he ignored key texts like these.

Luther ended up being a mean person, who told Melanchthon: “sin boldly, because God doesn’t forgive a little sin.” And after he died he wanted to come back as a demon to torment the Catholic leaders (see link below).

That’s what crazy, unbiblical theology can do to a person’s life.

Now, the Lutherans still follow his teaching, often calling themselves “Lutherans” instead of “Christians.”

I was raised Lutheran. I’m glad I read the Bible on my own to see what it really said while in high school.

Lutheranism is one of the biggest deceptions, affecting MILLIONS of people!

From what I’ve seen it appears that Martin Luther is more responsible for once-saved-always-saved than John Calvin; though, Luther’s focus was more on “only believe” and infant baptism than Calvin’s TULIP.

For many Lutheran pastors today, infant baptism is all that’s needed — not even belief.

TRUE BELIEF

“There is therefore now *no condemnation* to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.” – Romans 8:1 in a real Bible

“We know and have believed the love which God has for us. God is love, and HE WHO REMAINS IN LOVE remains IN GOD, and God remains in him. In this, love has been made perfect among us, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment, BECAUSE as he is, even so are we in this world.” – 1 John 4:16, 17

Related:

Martin Luther’s Subordinate Bible Books: Hebrews, James, Jude & Revelation  

Luther: Let us BANISH the epistle of James, for it is ‘WORTHLESS’ — written by a non-Christian and can’t be reconciled with Paul

“Be a sinner and sin boldly” — “No sin can separate us from Him, even if we were to kill or commit adultery thousands of times each day”  

Hating, unforgiving, James-3 cursing, Biblically disqualified MARTIN LUTHER: “When I die, I want to be a ghost…So I can continue to pester the bishops, priests and godless monks until that they have more trouble with a dead Luther than they could have had before with a thousand living ones.”

Reverse-Christian LUTHER: “To Kill a Peasant is Not Murder… Crush them! Cut their throats! … To kill a peasant is to destroy a mad dog! If they say that I am very hard and merciless, mercy be damned. Let whoever can: stab, strangle, and kill them like mad dogs” • “Like the mules who will not move unless you perpetually whip them with rods, so the civil powers must drive the common people. Whip, choke, hang, burn, behead and torture them, that they may learn to fear the powers that be”

LUTHER: ‘Heretics’ Should Be Executed — Melanchthon drafted a memorandum demanding death for ALL ANABAPTISTS and Luther signed it!

What the Lord’s Prayer really says about FORGIVING. Jesus made it clear right after “Amen”: “IF YOU DON’T forgive…” vs. Luther’s Catechism: “God forgives WITHOUT CONDITION,” even “REVENGE!!!”

Martin Luther Cursed from His Heart Catholic Leaders, ‘Every Day’

 

 

Father God will NOT EVER let anyone into Heaven with WANTED-SIN in their hearts — Sin causes instant spiritual BLINDNESS… Sadly, most Christians will make a deal with the Devil to gratify the desires of the flesh; truly believing that Father God will forgive them for their wanted/Planned sin….This is a PLAGUE in our modern churches… All PLANNED SIN (((INIQUITY))) NEEDS TO BE MOURNED OVER; REPENTED OF, AND DONE AWAY TO BE FORGIVEN!!! • Pastors REFUSE TO (((WARN))) ANYONE OF THIS PLAGUE—ALL THE WHILE TEACHING A (((FALSE-GRACE))) MESSAGE THAT IS LEADING EVERYONE TO HELL in their congregations!!! (((THERE IS NO FORGIVENESS/MERCY/ OR GRACE FOR ACTIVE SIN)))!!!…

From: Richard Anderson on Facebook

Sin causes instant spiritual BLINDNESS… Sadly, most Christians will make a deal with the Devil to gratify the desires of the flesh; truly believing that Father God will forgive them for their wanted/Planned sin after they’ve enjoyed it for a while….This is a PLAGUE in our modern churches…Sin-Repent. Sin-Repent. Sin-Repent….All PLANNED SIN (((INIQUITY))) NEEDS TO BE MOURNED OVER; REPENTED OF, AND DONE AWAY WITH FOREVER IN ORDER TO BE FORGIVEN!!! This is the Plague that causes Blindness in our churches today!

Pastors REFUSE TO (((WARN))) ANYONE OF THIS PLAGUE—ALL THE WHILE TEACHING A (((FALSE-GRACE))) MESSAGE THAT IS LEADING EVERYONE TO HELL in their congregations!!! (((THERE IS NO FORGIVENESS/MERCY/ OR GRACE FOR ACTIVE SIN)))!!!

Let me put it this way: (IF) you accepted me into your home; gave me a place at your table, and I started ((knowingly)) doing the things you hate, in your house…..Then, feeling guilty and ashamed; I asked you for forgiveness and you forgave me, BUT…..I started doing it again, and again, and again…Wouldn’t you KICK ME OUT OF YOUR HOUSE UNTIL I HAD A TRACK-RECORD OF RIGHTEOUSNESS???

Father God will NOT EVER let anyone into Heaven with WANTED-SIN in their hearts….((THE TRUTH!))

I’ve heard it said from some that Christians are not supposed to suffer….??? Well…HONESTLY, (Being a “Christian”) (IS) the hardest occupation on this Earth! Why do I call it an “occupation”??? Ah, because it has NOW become the HARDEST WORK upon this Earth for anyone to accomplish!!! • Once you’ve accepted Christ; you have entered into an agreement, a covenant, with Him; that you are NOW ((NOT YOUR OWN))–BUT HIS! By this agreement, you are (((CALLED AND COMMANDED TO SUFFER))) for Christ’s sake. For the Kingdom of Heaven’s sake; also for the sake of The lost! • (IF) you are a TRUE Born Again Christian, you have now entered into (((A WAR)))… A war not only with Satan and all his demons, but with this World; the lusts, wants, and desires of it…

From: Richard Anderson on Facebook

I’ve heard it said from some that Christians are not supposed to suffer….??? Well…HONESTLY, (Being a “Christian”) (IS) the hardest occupation on this Earth! Why do I call it an “occupation”??? Ah, because it has NOW become the HARDEST WORK upon this Earth for anyone to accomplish!!!

Once you’ve accepted Christ; you have entered into an agreement, a covenant, with Him; that you are NOW ((NOT YOUR OWN))–BUT HIS! By this agreement, you are (((CALLED AND COMMANDED TO SUFFER))) for Christ’s sake. For the Kingdom of Heaven’s sake; also for the sake of The lost!

(IF) you are a TRUE Born Again Christian, you have now entered into (((A WAR)))… A war not only with Satan and all his demons, but with this World; the lusts, wants, and desires of it which include: Power, riches, glory, and fame.

Also, you have entered into the hardest part of the battlefield which is a CONSTANT battle with your Flesh, your heart, and your mind…..As NOW you are COMMANDED to surrender ALL and DENY YOURSELF; PICK UP THE OBJECT OF YOUR DEATH (((YOUR CROSS))) and FOLLOW WHERE CHRIST LEADS YOU IN TOTAL OBEDIENCE! :)

In order to receive Grace; we must DIE TO SIN!!! (((ALL PREMEDITATED SIN (INIQUITY) MUST DIE WITHIN US ALONG WITH OUR FLESHLY LUSTS, DESIRES, PRIDE, AND WANT OF THIS WORLD HAS TO OFFER!)))…………..

This is HOW a Christians life is to be (IF) they will enter into Heaven! ……………..Acts 14:22

“Confirming the souls of the disciples, and exhorting them to continue in the faith, and that we must through much tribulation enter into the kingdom of God.”

 

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I do have some good news regarding this. Right now, with the churches being spiritually dead, it’s hard, but when the Holy Spirit responds after we become ‘ONE’ with each other in Christ “that the world will know” (John 17), the Holy Spirit will empower us together, and:

‘Let Us Be ONE’ Prophecy Continues 10/8/08: “It’s TOO LATE to REVERSE what’s been done for MY MEN have been REJECTED … Now is the Time to OVERCOME and GET RIGHT With ALL … FREEeeeeeeeeeeeee———DOM at last … Your HEART will SWELL with LOVE and it will be EASY to REMAIN In Me when others are On The BOAT With You”

So our focus should be on: “Now is the Time to OVERCOME and GET RIGHT With ALL.”

(2 min video reality check!) Jesus and The Young Rich Man

This is apparently from the Mormon movie: The Life of Jesus Christ, but it’s exactly what Jesus said in Matthew 19:

16 Behold, one came to him and said, “Good teacher, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life?” 17He said to him, “Why do you call me good? No one is good but one, that is, God. But if you want to enter into life, keep the commandments.” 18 He said to him, “Which ones?” Jesus said, “‘You shall not murder.’ ‘You shall not commit adultery.’ ‘You shall not steal.’ ‘You shall not offer false testimony.’ 19 ‘Honor your father and mother.’ And, ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.'” 20 The young man said to him, “All these things I have observed from my youth. What do I still lack?” 21 Jesus said to him, “If you want to be perfect, go, sell what you have, and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow me.” 22 But when the young man heard the saying, he went away sad, for he was one who had great possessions.

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Jesus and The Young Rich Man

Exposing a Heretic: Joseph Prince — How can anyone be this deceived and still be watched on TV?

This is a Jaw dropping and very sad list; though, I have to give this one caveat:

We’re supposed to teach Jesus’ GREATEST TWO COMMANDMENTS as the NEW COVENANT requirement, not the old covenant law.

Jesus increased the salvation requirement in Matthew 5. So now we actually have to have pure hearts to avoid going to hell, not merely acceptable outward actions.

For example, Jesus proclaimed in Matthew 5 that ‘adultery’ now includes adultery in the heart (thought life). And now, not only must we not murder people, but we also cannot hate them, and etc..

Prince’s real name is Xenonamandar Jegahusiee Singh.

This list appears to be originally from Chace Gordon.

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EXPOSING A HERETIC: JOSEPH PRINCE

“Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them.  For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly; and by good words and fair speeches deceive the hearts of the simple.”–Romans 16:17-18 (KJV)

“Look to yourselves (take care) that you may not lose (throw away or destroy) all that we and you have labored for, but that you may [persevere until you] win and receive back a perfect reward [in full]. 9 Anyone who runs on ahead [of God] and does not abide in the doctrine of Christ [who is not content with what He taught] does not have God; but he who continues to live in the doctrine (teaching) of Christ [does have God], he has both the Father and the Son. 10 If anyone comes to you and does not bring this doctrine [is disloyal to what Jesus Christ taught], do not receive him [do not accept him, do not welcome or admit him] into [your] house or bid him Godspeed or give him any encouragement. 11 For he who wishes him success [who encourages him, wishing him Godspeed] is a partaker in his evil doings.”–II John 8-11 (Amplified)

I don’t believe Joseph Prince was always a heretic; but as he describes in his book, “Destined to Reign”, there was a point in his life and ministry where he turned away from the doctrine he had originally believed and taught himself.  He still today is eloquent, charming, and gifted.  He has a mastery of the language of “Word of Faith” having been groomed by some great men of God.  He is also proficient at quoting scripture.  Nevertheless, he is utterly self-deceived having demonstrated a willful ignorance of truth and having cultivated a warped understanding and severely twisted and irresponsible method of Biblical interpretation.

Here is a short summary of some of the many deadly heresies advocated by Joseph Prince in “Destined to Reign”:

1-Grace and law are opposites (this lie was advocated by 2nd century heretic “Marcion”)

2-Grace is one-sided and unfair (downplays faith and obedience and misunderstands divine justice)

3- Christianity is effortless (the kingdom of heaven is a welfare state)

4-Asking forgiveness for sin is unnecessary for “believers”

5-Moses and Jesus taught opposite doctrines

6-The law brings condemnation (to the wicked) and therefore Jesus removed it

7-Preaching the law makes people sin more, therefore it should not be taught at church because it will harm your church congregations (better to leave them ignorant I guess)

8-The gift of righteousness means we are righteous even if we are not

9-Unconditional forgiveness

10-God was perpetually angry in the Old Testament and perpetually happy in the New Testament

11-God does not judge nations for wickedness

12-If God judges people, cities and nations today, then He should apologize to Jesus for the cross

13-Believers aren’t punished for sin

14-We never truly stop sinning but God’s ok with that

15-We are not held more accountable to God when we know more, nor do we face greater punishment if we fail having known the truth, nor will we go through greater trials or tribulations as we draw close to God

16-The Word of God doesn’t produce faith, only the Word of Christ

17-The Word of God and the word of Christ don’t agree on some things

18-Christian’s cannot commit the unpardonable sin

19-Once a person is saved they can never be lost

20-Part of Jesus’ teaching is not applicable because it’s “Old Testament”

21- We can’t take doctrine from the gospels because Jesus had not yet risen from the dead yet

22-Paul’s the lead authority on doctrine because he addressed the church

23-Confession of sins for believers is about “being open” with God, not about repentance because we are already forgiven

24-Even though the book of I John was written to the church, the opening chapter is only for Gnostics and therefore we can disregard the instructions to confess our sin

25-Confession of sin is unnecessary because we would have to confess all the time (inferring we would never stop sinning)

26-Paul didn’t teach confession of sins

27-Christ died to save us from the Old Testament covenant

28-Not only should we not teach “the law” from the pulpit, we should only teach grace (even though the New Testament gives 1050 commands for believers to obey, we should still skip that part)

29-Condemnation is the deepest root of all our problems (actually condemnation is caused by sin, hence the deeper problem is sin)

30-An evil conscience is one that convicts you of sin and failure (in other words a WORKING conscience)

31-The Holy Spirit does not convict us of sin or of judgment

32-The Holy Spirit only convicts us of righteousness (when we sin)

33-Satan likes the Ten Commandments

34-The law caused Paul to be deceived in sin

35-Paul continued in sin but realized he was not condemned anyway

36-The prodigal son didn’t really repent, he was just conning his father for food

37-We shouldn’t talk about sin, repentance or judgment from the pulpit, we should only talk about the goodness of God

38-Jesus frequently broke the law of Moses to help sinners

39-God didn’t unconditionally protect rebellious sinners in the Old Testament who were bitten by serpents but He will unconditionally protect rebellious sinners (“Christians”) in the New Testament

40-God had Israel put the Ten Commandments in the Ark of the Covenant to “hide” the law under the mercy seat

41-Abraham had a covenant of grace, but Moses’ had an inferior covenant of works

42-Repentance doesn’t involve mourning or sorrow (or confession) for sin, it just means you changed your mind about something

43-The doctrine of repentance from sin is not for believers

44-Grace is a teacher so we don’t need the law

45-Grace-preaching is the only means of effective evangelism

46-Paul “winked” at the sins of Corinth because they were under grace but firmly rebuked the sins of Galatia because they taught the law

47-“Falling from grace” doesn’t mean sinning, it means reverting to the law.”

48-If you teach the law you are a “man-pleaser”

49-Fasting is unnecessary and is only in the New Testament because fasting enthusiasts added it in later manuscript copies

50-“When Satan tempted Jesus to “turn the stones to bread”, he was actually tempting Jesus to get nourishment from the law instead of trusting in the love of God!!!”

51-Fasting is unnecessary and is only in the New Testament because fasting enthusiasts added it in later manuscript copies

52-When Satan tempted Jesus to “turn the stones to bread”, he was actually tempting Jesus to get nourishment from the law instead of trusting in the love of God….

Related:

“Who-Goes-To-Heaven Scriptures — Narrow is the Way | Who are the Children of God? — “There is therefore now *no condemnation* to those who are IN CHRIST Jesus, who don’t WALK according to the flesh, but ACCORDING TO THE SPIRIT”

 

Most modern NT ‘Bibles’ are based on an Egyptian text rejected by Christendom 1500 years ago — that removed the second half of Romans 8:1 – “Now there is NO CONDEMNATION to them which are IN CHRIST JESUS, ***WHO don’t WALK according to the flesh, but ACCORDING TO THE SPIRIT***”

PROFOUNDLY IMPORTANT!

Heresies, like once-saved-always-saved, are perpetuated by these truth gutted translations. For example:

Look what the NIV did to Romans 8:1 — They changed the entire meaning of the verse and leave no requirement or prerequisite to being free from condemnation! [Grace changing teachers now make Romans 8:1A their OSAS theme song, while verses 4-17 still say we must walk according to the Spirit, suffering with Christ to be heirs & children of God having ‘no condemnation’]

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The problem:
The new translations of the Bible have “corrected” the older versions and we find many of our beliefs a little harder to defend. What has happened? They say they have found more reliable, and older manuscripts.

The Faithful Witness, From Amazing Facts [In brackets and indented, I add more of the original, footnoted article – editor]

The case of those “older” Biblical manuscripts. …

There is now a general concept that newer translations are more reliable because they are translated from “older” Biblical manuscripts than the KJV. This argument has been used in discrediting the second half of the verse in Romans 8:1 where it says “Now there is no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.”

Let’s look at these “older” manuscripts of NT writings in more detail. For the past hundred years there has been a rivalry between two Greek texts: the Received Text and the Critical Text. …

The critical Text has only come into wide circulation in the last hundred years, as evidenced by the large number of Bible versions translated from it. It is largely influenced by the Alexandrian line of manuscripts. Out of over 5000 Greek manuscripts in existence, only a small handful – less than ten — contain this text-type. However prominent among these few are two manuscripts which many scholars value more highly than most other manuscripts. They are called Sinaiticus and Vaticanus, and they date a little over 200 years from the original writings.

Sinaiticus was discovered in 1844 by Constantine Tischendorf while visiting a monastery at the base of Mt. Sinai. He found 43 leaves of it in a basket waiting to be burned. Several years later he acquired the remainder of the leaves from the monastery, and by 1862 he had published the complete manuscript.

Vaticanus’ history is not as dramatic as Sinaiticus. . Pope Nicholas V brought it to the Vatican in 1448. For hundreds of years, the Roman Catholic Church guarded it so closely that no Protestant scholar of ability was allowed to study it for any length of time. In 1866 however, the Vatican finally allowed Constantine Tischendorf, under supervision, to copy the manuscript. In 1867 he published it.

Both these manuscripts are older than the Received Text from which the KJV was translated. Does this mean we now have a more authentic base for our modern Biblical translations?

These older manuscripts contain significantly different readings than those of the Received Test. The Alexandrian Test had been out of circulation for 1500 years. If it is the true version why would God allow His church to be deprived of the truth for so long? In addition the benefits of the Alexandrian Text to the church have been dubious indeed.

This text type has trouble meeting scholarly standards for accuracy of transcription. Minor differences within text types are normal; however, the number of variants within the Alexandrian Text is enormous. Not including minor errors such as spelling, Sinaiticus and Vaticanus disagree with each other over 3000 time[s] in the space of the four Gospels alone. This means that one or the other must be wrong 3000 times. That averages to a disagreement on almost every verse of the Gospels! It is, in fact, easier to find two consecutive verses in which these two manuscripts differ the one from the other , than two consecutive verses, in which they agree.

Undoubtedly these manuscripts suffer from scribal carelessness. Vaticanus exhibits numerous places where the scribe has written the same word or phrase twice in succession, a clear indication that the writing was not checked. The scribe of Sinaiticus occasionally skipped lines in copying and made so many obvious errors that during the time Sinaiticus was used, ten different readers noted corrections. However, instead of questioning the reliability of these manuscripts, scholars have accepted many of their peculiar readings. Sinaiticus and Vaticanus are the basis for most of the two hundred omissions from the modern New Testament versions.

For several years the Alexandrian Text was blindly accepted. But recent scholarship has confirmed that what has been restored should not be considered the original text, simply the text that had the highest authority in Alexandria, Egypt in the third century.

Alexandria, Egypt, an area to which none of the original manuscripts were addressed, has little claim upon our confidence as possessing a pure text. A look into the history of Alexandria, especially during the time these manuscripts are believed to have been produced, is quite revealing.

[Alexandria, a great center of commerce and Helenistic culture, was renowned for its schools of philosophy. Philosophical teachings permeated the community—including the Christian church. Christian “thinkers” regarded Greek philosophy as a tool for understanding and applying Scripture, and like the pagans around them, they started a school which became the main focus and stimulus of their intellectual and spiritual life. The leaders of the school were usually experts in Greek philosophy, and they greatly influenced the theology of the Christians in Alexandria. (source)]

One of the most notable leaders of this school was Origen. Origen studied deeply into Platonism and Stoicism, seeking to harmonize their philosophic principles with the Scriptures. To do so, he allegorized the Scriptures—a process that allowed him to interpret them any way he wished. Further, he questioned the authenticity of certain portions of Scripture that did not conform to his own idiosyncratic beliefs. His teachings not only promoted a critical attitude toward the Scriptures, but they helped breed numerous heresies in Alexandria, including the doctrine of Arianism. … The Arian controversy centered around the nature of Christ. The Arians taught that Christ was a created being….

[Constantine, the great mixer of paganism and Christianity, was emperor when the controversy began in A.D. 320. (source)]

Several scholars believe that Vaticanus and Sinaiticus were produced when Constantine ordered 50 Bibles to be prepared in AD 331. Vaticanus and Sinaiticus were both written on parchments of vellum by talented calligraphers, a very expensive specification included in Constantine’s order. …

[Constantine called upon Eusebius of Caesarea to be in charge of the preparation of the Bibles. Eusebius is well known as an enthusiastic admirer of Origen, and was inclined to favor the Arians. If such a one was in charge of preparing these manuscripts, it is no wonder the Critical Text—and consequently nearly every modern version—lacks fervent support for the deity of Christ. If Eusebius used any of the critical skills of his mentor, he was likely to dissect the Scriptures, thinking he was correcting them. This may explain some of the omissions characteristic of the Alexandrian Text and likewise of most modern versions. …

Whether through Eusebius, other misguided critics, or one of the countless heretics that Alexandria bred, 30 it is apparent that the Alexandrians’ attempt to “correct” the Scriptures failed. Within 200 years this text-type fell into discredit and disuse. 31 (source)]

It is also historically told us that the manuscripts ordered by Constantine were written in extreme haste. Repeatedly, Constantine urged Eusebius to press the project with all speed. Careful proof reading and correcting would be time consuming. …

[It is interesting to realize that several of the omissions and peculiar readings of Vaticanus and Sinaiticus were once found only in Roman Catholic Bibles. Dr. Benjamin G. Wilkinson, history professor and late president of Washington Missionary College, has proposed that Jerome, a great admirer of both Origen and Eusebius, transmitted many Eusebio-Origen errors into the Latin Vulgate. 32 The Latin Vulgate has been the recognized Bible of Catholics for centuries. The English Rheims-Douay version is translated from it. History is replete with episodes of violence wrought by the Catholic Church against all who did not receive the Latin Vulgate. To deny their Scriptures was to deny the Church’s self-appointed authority. When the modern versions began to appear with several readings previously propagated only in Catholic Bibles, Thomas S. Preston of St. Ann’s Church of New York was recorded in Dr. Warfields’ Collection of Opinions and Reviews as saying, “It is to us a gratification to find that in very many instances they have adopted the reading of the Catholic Version, and have thus by their scholarship confirmed the correctness of our [Catholic] Bible.” 33

In summary, we find that the Critical Text hardly fits the biblical description of the Sacred Text. It is based on a text-type that lay idle for 1,500 years except for some renderings retained within the Catholic Church. In addition, the text reflects the Arian views prominent in the fourth century in Alexandria, and it contains numerous omissions likely due to misguided editing and careless copying. (source)]

Now let’s examine where the Received Text comes from — the text upon which the KJV is based. Unlike the small number of manuscripts that support the Alexandrian Text, the Received Text is derived from the Byzantine text-type which is represented in 80 to 90 percent of all Greek manuscripts. That amounts to approximately 4000 witnesses! These representations of this text come from many different places — Greece, Constantinople, Asia Minor, Palestine, Syria, Alexandria, Africa, Italy, England, Ireland. This is quite a contrast to the limited locality and time range of the Alexandrian Text.

[Although none of the Greek manuscripts of the Byzantine text-type date before A.D. 400, most scholars agree that in order for this text-type to be so widespread and predominant among the Greek manuscripts, it had to have a much earlier existence. 36 Indeed, distinctive Byzantine readings are found in all of the oldest versions, 37 in the papyri, 38 and in the Scriptural quotations of the early church fathers. 39 In numerous places the Byzantine text-type can be shown to be as early or earlier than any text-type. 40 It was the authoritative Scriptures of the Syrian church, the Waldensian church of northern Italy, and the Greek Orthodox Church. Wilkinson’s study also suggests the Byzantine text-type was the Scriptures of such early churches as the Celtic church in Scotland and Ireland, and the Gallic church in southern France. 41 (source)]
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