Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Tainted Transmission

Our study Bibles indicate places where "some early manuscripts omit _______ (Son of God, e.g.)," and Bart Ehrman and others claim that early scribes so altered the gospels that we have no idea what Jesus really said and did. What are we to make of this?

This coming Sunday, our Adult Education class at Antioch will begin a four-week series discussing inspiration and inerrancy, scribal errors and the whole field of New Testament textual criticism. We'll answer the charge of "tainted transmission" of the Scriptures and--in the process--learn how to make the most of the marginal notes in our study Bibles that mention textual variants.

If you're in Central Oregon on the weekend, come to the 8:00 service at the Regal Cinemas in the Old Mill (theater #5), and then join us at 9:30 in theater #1. It should be an interesting and informative series.

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