Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Geisler & Nix: beyond question

Tuesday, September 11, 2018
    Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers. See what large letters I use as I write to you with my own hand!
    —Galatians 6:10-11 (NIV)
    When a comparison is made of the variant readings of the New Testament with those of other books which have survived from antiquity, the results are little short of astounding. For instance, although there are some 200,000 “errors” among the New Testament manuscripts, these appear in only about 10,000 places, and only about one-sixtieth rise above the level of trivialities. Westcott and Hort, Ezra Abbot, Philip Schaff, and A. T. Robertson have carefully evaluated the evidence and have concluded that the New Testament text is over 99 percent pure. In the light of the fact that there are over 5,000 Greek manuscripts, some 9,000 versions and translations, the evidence for the integrity of the New Testament is beyond question.
    ... Norman L. Geisler (b. 1932) & William E. Nix, From God to Us, Chicago: Moody Press, 1974, p. 180 (see the book)
    See also Gal. 6:10-11; Ps. 119:140; Rom. 3:1-4; Acts 7:37-38; 26:25-27; 2 Tim. 3:14-17; Heb. 5:12; 2 Pet. 1:20-21; Rev. 22:6
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, in Your mercy, drive all doubt away.
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