The Life Foundations Nexus
THE TBI-IOTC PRINCIPLE
THE BIBLE IS ITS OWN TEXTUAL CRITIC
AKA “CRUSHING THE SERPENT’S HEAD OF TRADITIONAL BIBLICAL TEXTUAL CRITICISM”
By Dr. Michael J. Bisconti
In both an historical, conventional sense and a modern, unconventional sense, the Golden Verses of the Bible and the Platinum Verses of the Bible teach us GOD’S METHOD OF BIBLICAL TEXTUAL CRITICISM! To put it another way:
In both an historical, conventional sense and a modern, unconventional sense, the Golden Verses of the Bible and the Platinum Verses of the Bible teach us GOD’S METHOD OF PROVING WHICH BIBLE IS THE CORRECT BIBLE.
Following is the formal statement of the TBI-IOTC Principle:
In both an historical, conventional sense and a modern, unconventional sense, most or all, respectively, of the Bible consists of Golden Verses and Platinum Verses. Within these verses you will find the teaching that GOD’S INSPIRED WORD DOES NOT CHANGE. Now, traditional Biblical Textual Criticism TEACHES THAT GOD’S INSPIRED WORD DOES CHANGE. You can easily find this out for yourself by visiting any on-line, Internet forum where they are discussing TRADITIONAL Biblical Textual Criticism or by studying any books on the subject of TRADITIONAL Biblical Textual Criticism.
What you will find is an amaranthine (never-ending) discussion and debate about what is the true text in given passages of the Bible. One student or scholar will proffer (present for acceptance) the view that the wording from a non-KJV, ancient manuscript is correct then another student or scholar will present the view that ANOTHER wording from another non-KJV, ancient manuscript is correct. These types of debates have been going on for OVER A HUNDRED YEARS. Those involved in these debates miss two simple truths:
2. The Golden Verses of the Bible and the Platinum Verses of the Bible, which are found THROUGHOUT THE ENTIRE BODY OF ANCIENT MANUSCRIPTS, teach us that GOD HAS ALWAYS INTENDED THAT THE HUMAN RACE KNOW HIS MESSAGE IN THE PRESENT, NOT IN SOME IMAGINARY FUTURE TIME A MILLION YEARS FROM NOW WHEN ALL OF THE TRADITIONAL BIBLICAL TEXTUAL CRITICS HAVE FINISHED THEIR ENDLESS DISCUSSIONS, DISSERTATIONS, AND DEBATES.
We have been emphasizing the TRADITIONAL aspect of TRADITIONAL Biblical Textual Criticism because OUR form of biblical textual criticism, NGBTC (Next-Generation Biblical Textual Criticism), is NOT TRADITIONAL. However, we provide independent, extrabiblical (outside of the Bible) proof of the “true text” of the Bible, as well as God’s proof of the “true text” of the Bible. For those who believe the Word of God (the Bible), God’s proof, the teaching of the universally accepted portions of the Bible (the Golden Verses and the Platinum Verses), will be enough. For those who do not believe the Word of God (the Bible), the independent, extrabiblical proof of the “true text” will, if they are decent and honest, be enough.
One final note: WE HAVE NOT EVEN BEGUN OUR DEFENSE OF THE TEXTUS RECEPTUS/SCRIVENER/RCGNT (RECONSTRUCTED CORROBORATED GREEK NEW TESTAMENT) KING JAMES BIBLE!