Hello dear ones, I hope this post finds you all doing well! As you read this, if you are in fact reading it on Monday, we are most likely on our way to our next assignment. Hopefully, before long, I’ll have some exciting drone footage of the bald eagles that show up in large numbers where we’re going. While you wait for that, you can watch today’s episode regarding textual criticism and our ability to trust Scripture. I had an absolute blast researching this topic, refreshing my horrible memory on all the points I’ve learned. It’s always fascinating to me that so many want to suggest that Christianity borrows stories from other pagan religions, when those ancient religions have next to no textual witnesses. The New Testament, on the other hand, has tens of thousands of copies in multiple languages, with only a few decades passing between the original and the copies we have. Unlike most manuscripts from antiquities that have hundreds of years between the few available copies found and when the story was originally told, God’s Word has copies from when disciples of the Apostles were still alive. Not to mention the tens of thousands of manuscripts written by those same patristic fathers, all quoting from Scripture so much that the New Testament could be rewritten simply through the quotations. What a tremendous blessing!
This episode is just dipping a toe into an ocean of information that is available to us. I’ve made sure to link to a ton of links for further research into the topic down in the timestamped outline. Don’t forget to watch until the end to catch the fun bloopers! Also, if you didn’t get a chance to see last weeks MEGA list, I’m going to link to it here. Great news, y’all, Tulips & Honey Hub is now officially available on Amazon’s new Podcasting app! You can, of course, listen across all major podcasting platforms such as Podbean, iTunes, Spotify, Google Play, iHeart Radio, Stitcher, and in video form on Youtube. As always, beloved brethren, be good Berean’s and study to show yourselves approved.
00:01:55 – Check out the newest episode of the Open Hearts Podcast over on Brooke’s channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4fTA_HJeOEs&t=7s
00:03:50 – Don’t miss this important episode on Law & Liberty: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IIBnwrxi5dI
20:00 – For more information check out the Church History episode: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lseeaurg-p8
00:24:50 – What is Cannon and how do we know it’s accurate?
00:32:00 – How did the early church fathers know what was Cannon?
00:35:00 – Are there contradictions in Scripture?
Veritas Domain: https://veritasdomain.wordpress.com
00:42:30 – How do we know that the four Gospels in the Bible are the right ones?
00:49:40 – How do we know that the authors are correct?
00:51:25 – Did the NT writers know they were writing Scripture?
00:54:30 – Textural Variants
01:02:00 – The verses that shouldn’t be in Scripture
01:06:55 – Can we trust the translations?
Dr. Michael Kruger’s lectures: https://www.michaeljkruger.com
Dr. James White & Bart Ehrman debate
Dr. White Cannon lecture:
Dr. Bill Mounce lectures: https://youtu.be/yyo7kbXtrkI
The Masters Seminary lectures: