Have you ever heard someone say that the scribes who copied the Bible never made any mistakes? That they counted the words of each line, wrote in a certain color ink, and burned the manuscript if there was ever a single mistake? Well, this is not really true.

There are so many things that I have believed and even taught that were not true. Please forgive me, but this is true. Often, I have wanted Christianity to be true so badly that I believed anything that confirmed my prejudice. This was not responsible at all. Dan Wallace taught me very early that we are seekers of the truth, not prejudice. And we have to be honest with the evidence, even if it does not support our faith.

The great thing about studying textual criticism is that, when all is said and done, our faith is strengthened a great deal. While the story about the scribes above may not be true, we don’t need it to be confident in the Bible. There are so many ways we can test the manuscripts and discover which best represents the original.

Dan Wallace, in this course on textual criticism, corrects misconceptions and teaches through the details of how we can know what the Bible really said. But you are going to have to join our project to find out.

Keep the Faith. It is a cross to bear, but it is true.

Michael Patton
President, Credo House Ministries

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.