Dr. Bruce Metzger was unquestionably one of the greatest New Testament scholars of the 20th century. (Dr. Daniel B. Wallace) Bruce Metzger was one of the finest minds in New Testament studies in the twentieth century. Indisputably, all textual scholars would agree that he was the leading textual scholar of the 20th century.
Agnostic New Testament textual and early Christianity scholar Dr. Bart D. Ehrman states, God “didn’t preserve the words, the conclusion seemed inescapable to me that he hadn’t gone to the trouble of inspiring them.”
The KJVO/TRO argues, “Because the Scriptures are forever relevant, they have been preserved down through the ages by God’s special providence.”
World-renowned Bible scholars, such as Robert L. Thomas, the late Norman L. Geisler, Gleason L. Archer, F. David Farnell, and the late Gleason L. Archer Jr., among many others, have fought for decades to educate readers about the dangers of higher criticism.
Genesis 6:5; 8:21 tells us that man is mentally bent toward evil. Jeremiah 17:9 tells us that man’s heart is treacherous and he cannot even fully know it. Roman 7:21-25 tells us that man’s foremost desire is to do bad.
It should be noted that this is merely a handful of major variants. Less serious variants are in the hundreds of thousands. However, many Christians make the mistake of saying that the textual variants are all insignificant and change nothing. This is not true.
Bible critics, be they atheists, agnostics, Muslims, and so on, want to tell us that there are mistakes, errors, and contradictions in the Bible, not to mention hundreds of thousands of scribal errors. In fact, they would like us to believe that the Bible is filled with such things. They make this claim because …