Questions for Textual Critics
Corinthians 15:34 Awake to righteousness, and sin not;
Bible "Textual Critics" are like Anthropologists: They believe that the Bible follows an EVOLUTIONARY process. Sort of an initial "Big Bang" and the puzzle was then assembled in time!
That is, God inspired the "original" perfect and inerrant, but having failed to find an infallible way to protect it from Satan"s attack, soon lost control over part of it and corruption set in. Unable to detect the initial problem, God only realized the deteriorating situation much later when it was ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE to recover what was lost.
Hence, the effort to attempt to salvage the "original" 20 centuries later, with the help of man (actually, Man, as it can be found in John 9:35 in modern versions!) that is, the "Bible scientific Textual Critic"!
Some already say that the "original" Bible will be found soon with the help of computers. That is, once all the available data is collected and processed in a computer, the true Bible will reappear (but, of course, after a while, the "Computer" will produce the first updated revision!!)! Naturally, all this implies very strongly that the church of Jesus Christ never had the complete Bible, and God is to blame for the situation!
Since that true Bible is not yet available, and since God"s Holy Character in on the line, that is, God is still in trouble for His carelessness regarding His original Blueprint, the "Textual Critics" insist that at this juncture in the Church"s History, the question of "original preservation" is defined this way: God lost the First Script! Hence, the [APOSTATE!] church adopting the "Preference Stance", that is, a Christian does not have any other option but to do his best with what is at hand:
CHOOSE (from among a few dozen "good" versions) a preference and USE it the best he can!
Yet, because many Christians believe that God NEVER lost His original Masterpiece, and they insist that in English the Authorized Version is that Bible, AND THEY FIGHT TO KEEP IT, the "Textual Critics" have launched a campaign to DISCREDIT and ATTACK that particular Bible Translation and call those Christians a sectarian cult.
Those Christians, on the other hand, are no cowards and FIGHT to keep their valuable Sword. They have already [MANY TIMES!] DEFEATED the "Textual Critics" for the important FACT that they have in their hands the real Sword of the Spirit of God, His inerrant and infallible word, and the battle is, after all, a simple squeamish between that STRONG sword made of hardened steel against a "COLLECTION" of small toy-swords made of third grade recycled plastic!
Textual critics are religious actors always rehearsing the same fictitious act and never upholding the godliness required by God Almighty. "But refuse profane and old wives" fables, and exercise thyself rather unto godliness", 1 Tim 4:7.
Look at the amount of modern "bible" versions in circulation, ALL tampering with the Scriptures and none being in any way near the "standard" the church would require.
One hundred of those "actors" presumptuously assembled the NIV and then, realizing that the work was a total worthless flop, not only CONDEMNED it, but also included in the condemnation ALL other modern "translations" done by other such self-appointed critics. Read carefully the last paragraph of the NIV"s Preface and see for yourself. The authors of such dishonouring work even blaspheme, giving glory to God for the mess they created!
In the past, pastors explained the Scriptures under the conviction that God was watching, rewards godliness and all the honour should be given to Him. Today is not like that. Here comes the ACTOR learned in "Textual Criticism" with all his arrogance, questioning the readings and offering his leanings and views.
As I see it, the modern "Textual critic" is a desperately wicked element in the environment of the apostate Christian Church.
He is a highly poisonous species of tares, breeding easily in the fertile ground of apostasy, among the weak wheat, suffocating any good seed with his poisonous exhalations.
This individual thrusts all his evil agnosticism upon his victims, who are the common unaware Christians, naively assuming that it is safe to accept the direction he points out (pointing spiritual true north to south!).
This deceiving critic is guilty of attacking the Scriptures and robbing them from his uninformed victims.
No church group can ever prosper in the spiritual realm giving any ground to such vicious and damned ACTOR.
The textual critic is the modern Judas Iscariot, earning a living in a community that he victimizes and will end betraying.
He is the thief who steals the goods from his friends, in this case, the Holy Bible.
This is the enemy of spiritual innocence, ready to offer the baby in Christ a "COLLECTION" of his "bible products" and never agreeing that the new Christian is incapable of understanding why he needs so many "bibles" to be able to read the Scriptures without the critic"s help.
The textual critic represents the height in hypocritical deception. He believes no Scriptures. His approach to the Bible is to question each paragraph and reshape the meaning of each word. He lies with no remorse at the slightest challenge. There is no final authority in any book on earth, he is sure of it. Yet, being sure that he cannot be sure of anything, he wishes to tower himself above God"s word and accept the ovation!
The following questions to "Textual Critics" are only a small "anthology" of "thoughts" to make the "Critic" aware of his fragile plastic standing. Some questions they could answer right away, but they will not, for FEAR of ridicule and disapproval from colleagues in the same SCHOLARSHIP CULT!