Doctrinal impacts to historical confessions, long-held Bible truths, and archaeological findings which refute the ESV translations' use of the critical text.
Do not take add or take away from God's Words. That's the warning in Rev 22:18-19, yet some Bible publishers appear to ignore this commandment. We look at what a closed canon means, as well as a sampling of doctrinal impacts to Christianity affected by the ESV.
24 doctrinal impacts by verses omitted from the ESV, as found in the Belgic Confession of Faith, Heidelberg Catechism, Canons of Dort, Westminster Confession of Faith and Larger Catechism. Some ESV passages make Jesus a liar; others re-write God's rules on divorce.
We review 7 other doctrinal impacts due to ESV verse omissions, as found in the Westminster Confession of Faith and Larger Catechism. The loss of several passages show deep impacts due to the ESV's tenacious clinging to the corrupt Alexandrian Text manuscripts. Some passages are at odds with favorable archaeological findings.