Bible Believers Have Become Bible Readers
You may wonder why all those footnotes flood the modern bibles, cast doubt on the text. There is a very good reason, or perhaps a very bad reason.
In the book “New Testament Textual Criticism-Its Significance for Exegesis”*, we read the following on page 380:
“…the United Bible Societies are INSISTING(emphasis mine) that all editions of the scriptures have adequate marginal notes concerning textual variants…Hopefully, the day is past when people will think that any translation or even any Greek text contains the verba ipissima (exact words) of the original autographs.”
You will likely never see this exposed as here.
You see, this naughty organization which marches in lock step with Catholic scholarship is responsible for the many hundreds of notes causing confusion in your non-Catholic Bibles.
While they claim to want you to be aware of the variants (which they completely misrepresent) in manuscripts, their intention is quite clear. The United Bible Societies which produce Greek texts for your modern version committees are intent that through causing maximum confusion for the student of God’s words that the Bible Believer will be reduced to a “bible reader”. In large part they have accomplished their goal.
In earlier years, the UBS attempted to push their new bibles around the world in many languages but they would not often be received. Why? Because the people believed the God had preserved His words in the Authorized Version and in other languages where there scriptures where translated from the Traditional Text. They actually believed the words they were studying, were actual scripture (as the Bible uses the term).
A conspiracy of vile proportions has been under foot for many years now. People are content now to have nothing more than the general gist of what the original scriptures were supposed to say.
Is it any wonder the dearth we see of doctrine and scripture knowledge we see today?
Congratulations Vatican. Job well done!
*New Testament Textual Criticism – ITS SIGNIFICANCE FOR EXEGESIS - Essays in Honour of BRUCE M. METZGER. Edited by ELDON JAY EPP and GORDON D. FEE. OXFORD AT THE CLARENDON PRESS 1981. Chapter 29 by Eugene Nida.
Edward Super February 2017