The most commonly used and referred to Textus Receptus today is the 1550 Stephanus New Testament (TR1550) The biblical Textus Receptus constituted the translation-base for the original German Luther Bible, the translation of the New Testament into English by William Tyndale, the King James Version, the Spanish Reina-Valera translation, the Czech Bible of Kralice, and most Reformation-era New Testament translations.
Who was Muhammad? Is every word and action attributed to him verifiable, or were some biographical details added in the years following his death? This is a question that must be asked when examining the records of almost any historical figure, and the issue is as complex as it is significant. The life of Muhammad is... Continue Reading →
Dionysius, Bishop of Corinth Fragments from a Letter to the Roman Church ------------ [c. 170 C.E.] Eusebius is almost diffuse in what he tells us of this Dionysius, "who was appointed over the church at Corinth, and imparted freely, not only to his own people, but to others, and those abroad also, the blessings of... Continue Reading →
TRUE OR FALSE ... IT IS TRUE OR FALSE THAT the Bible has been handed down through the ages without alteration. IT IS TRUE OR FALSE THAT the hundreds of thousands of variations in Bible manuscripts weaken its claim that it is the Word of God. Before we delve into answering the questions, let us... Continue Reading →
Are All 41,000 Christian Different Roads Leading to God? Jesus Christ made it very clear that not all persons claiming to be Christian are, in fact, Christian, and not all Christian denominations that claim to be Christian, are, in fact, Christian. Not all Christian denominations are leading their followers to eternal life.
God is the Author and Originator of the Bible, as well as its Preserver. He is the One who inspired the prophet Isaiah to write: Isaiah 40:8 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 8 The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God will stand forever.
Who were the Masoretes, and what valuable comments have they made on the Hebrew text? What do we know about the Masoretes? What did their work involve? What did the Masoretes do regarding the Hebrew text? What is the Masoretic text, and how do we know that it is reliable? How dependable, how accurate is this Masoretic text? Can we find a “pure” Masoretic text? Why did the Masoretes take such extreme care not to alter the text when previous copyists had altered it? Was their form of Jewish belief different from that of their predecessors?
The apostle Paul often quoted from the “Septuagint” The “Septuagint” was understood by many people to whom Paul preached The Septuagint is the common term for the Old Greek translation of the Hebrew Scriptures. The word means "seventy" and is frequently shortened by using the Roman numeral LXX, which is a reference to the tradition... Continue Reading →
Catholics claim that they gave us the Bible: Is this true? The Catholic Church says that she is the “Mother” of the Bible because of her Council of Carthage in 397, at which she claims to have set the canon of the Bible. Is the Catholic Church the “Mother of the Bible”? And Catholics make the claim that Christians had not seen a complete Bible prior to the end of the fourth century?
[A.D. 272 – 337.] Many Christian scholars have given Roman Emperor Constantine the expressions “saint,” “thirteenth apostle,” “holy equal of the apostles”; while others describe Constantine as “bloodstained, stigmatized by countless enormities and full of deceit, . . . a hideous tyrant, guilty of horrid crimes.” Numerous confessing Christians have long thought of Constantine the... Continue Reading →