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THE FAILURE OF TRADITIONAL BIBLICAL TEXTUAL CRITICISM

 

 

Copyright July 1, 2005 11:32 PM CST

By Dr. Michael J. Bisconti

 

 

 

Traditional Biblical Textual Criticism made one big mistake.It said, ďWE CANNOT KNOW THE PRECISE WORD OF GOD.ĒAs soon as it made that statement, EVERYTHING THAT WOULD FOLLOW WAS AUTOMATICALLY INVALIDATED.

 

Why did MOST, not all, traditional Biblical Textual Critics content themselves with AN APPROXIMATE WORD OF GOD?There are only three possible answers:

 

  1. They didnít believe that God had provided his word in precise form.

 

Whether or not God has provided his word in precise form is a matter of science for those who have studied the matter.APPARENTLY, MOST TRADITIONAL, BIBLICAL TEXTUAL CRITICS HAD NOT STUDIED THE MATTER OR HAD NOT STUDIED THE MATTER SUFFICIENTLY.THIS MEANS THAT THEY WERE NOT PREPARED TO DO THE WORK OF BIBLICAL TEXTUAL CRITICISM!

 

  1. They didnít know how to determine Godís word in precise form.

 

Well, not everyone has the knowledge and skills required to accomplish this task.

 

  1. They both failed to believe that God had provided his word in precise form and did not know how to determine Godís word in precise form.

 

This is explained by the combination of the explanations already provided.