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A series of articles describing the illegitimacy of the Critical Text, a new Greek text primarily based on Alexandrian Texts, and from which nearly all modern Bible translations derive.

Response to a preacher's justification for switching from KJV to ESV.

(Video - 49 mins; PDF of slides - 22 slides; Feb. 2024)
A detailed analysis of the impacts one embraces when uncritically accepting modern Bibles based on the critical text (CT), also known in scholarly circles and seminaries as the Nestle Aland - United Bible Societies text (NA-UBS, or NU for short).

(Link to 15-page PDF file; Sept. 2023)
The Lord saves you. You zealously endeavor to devote your life to the cause of the gospel and Jesus' eternal kingdom. Praise God! But the first place the devil attacks is in your introductory Greek course, where you're handed a different Greek text than what the historic church received and used. In fact, it's less than 150 years old. Read the stuff you're not told about.

(Ministerial summaries with links; updated April 2023)
See for yourself the actual text of the infamous Codex Sinaiticus. You will see a supple, paste-white document, with corners in excellent condition, scribal writing around worm holes, inconsistent fading, smearing on pages of the document, and multiple scribal entries. Then a quick look at Vaticanus, and its paragraphs with 14th century-styled drop-cap initial letters. Quite suspicious for supposedly old and reliable documents. For comparison, we look at the Washingtonian, a 4th century copy, where the ink is literally falling off the page.

(Article with links; Apr. 2018)
This article provides an overview of the main issues at stake with the Critical Text, which is an new, eclectic Greek text concocted in 1861 by Westscott and Hort, and now serves as the underlying Greek text for nearly all newer translations of the Bible. Pointers to resources by devoted laymen and scholars alike, in both easy, semi-technical, and in-depth format.

(Article with links to books and videos - updated 2023)