Wednesday, September 25, 2013
New Word Magazine: Dan Wallace on Preservation.Part 4 (9.24.13)
I recorded another Word Magazine episode yesterday (9.24.13) and uploaded it to sermonaudio.com this morning. This episode continues "the series that will [seemingly] never end" reviewing Dan Wallace's 1992 article Inspiration, Preservation, and New Testament Textual Criticism.
Much of this episode responds to the charge that those who hold to the traditional text have an unbiblical desire for illegitimate certainty about the text of Scripture rather than for truth. I question whether it is wrong to seek textual certainty and stability and also consider how liberals and non-Christians use this same kind of argument against all major Christian truth claims.
I also address some of Wallace's rhetoric including his suggestions that those who hold to the traditional text are: Bultmannians, Catholics, rationalists, Marcionites, psychologically insecure, and "bibliologically schizophrenic." Wow! I sure am glad that modern-text onlyists don't indulge in the same kind of ad hominem rhetoric as the KJV-onlyists!