A New Course on New Testament Textual Criticism


Over at the Center for Learning Biblical Greek, I am offering a course on New Testament Textual Criticism.


Papyrus 37 | University of Michigan, Ann Arbor Library, wikimedia.org

Why should I take this course?

One of the most commonly asked questions in the church today is, “How did we get our Bible?” A related question is, “Is the Bible reliable or has it been corrupted?”

These are not mere academic questions. They affect the very core of the Christian faith. In the past several decades the Bible has been attacked on this front. For example, the #1 objection from Muslims to the Christian faith is:

Your Bible is corrupt because it is based on thousands of manuscripts that contradict each other.

Atheists and many other religious groups make the same objections.

Do you know how to answer them?

Many of these objections are easily answered. You do not have to be a Bible scholar to be able to answer these common objections. But you do need a basic understanding of the history of the making of the Bible. That is, the history of the transmission of the text of Scripture.

Learn to defend the Bible as a trusted, reliable textual source for our knowledge of God and his message for us.




A Very Brief History of the “Secret Rapture” Pretribulation Theory – Ep. 64

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On the program, I discussed a couple of issues. First, I talked about the pretrib theological expression "secret rapture." I explained what that means in pretrib parlance and why it is an unbiblical concept. By “secret,” pretribulationists are … [Continue reading]

What Is Pretribulational Imminency? (aka ‘Imminent,’ ‘Imminence,’ ‘Any Moment Rapture’) – Ep. 63

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I defined what is meant by pretrib "imminence." I also noted what it does not mean. In addition, I cited first-hand noted pretrib statements on what imminence means: John Nelson Darby: “No events, no earthly circumstances, intervene or modify the … [Continue reading]

An Overview of My Forthcoming Book on Critiquing Pretribulational Any-Moment Rapture Theology – Ep. 62

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In this episode I gave an overview of my forthcoming book responding to pretrib imminence theology. I read the Introduction to the book which included the contents of the book as well. It will be a comprehensive critique of the flawed doctrine of the … [Continue reading]

Here Is Why American Professing Christians Will Be Deceived When the Antichrist Arrives

The upcoming Rocky Mountain International Prophecy Conference sponsored by Gary Stearman and Thomas Horn's The Prophecy Watchers is basically a sci-fi false, pretrib, prophecy conference. Satan will tickle their ears with topics of discussion such … [Continue reading]

How NOT to Do Biblical Prophecy | New Apostolic Reformation, ‘Prophet’ Steve Cioccolanti, Donald Trump, Last Trump

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VIDEO: The Day of the Lord | Prewrath, Eschatology, Second Coming

Paul Dorgan in Session 4 of an 8-Session End Times Seminar covers the Day of the Lord and further explanation of the timing of the Rapture.     … [Continue reading]

The Trumpet Judgments Cannot Begin Until the Scroll is Opened with the Breaking of the Final Seventh Seal


Here are the reasons I believe this to be the case.   … [Continue reading]

Pastor Changes His Pretrib View…

Pastor Matt Hsieh of Rancho Baptist Church in Temecula, CA delivers a helpful sermon. It is encouraging to know there are pastors out there who are willing to reevaluate their pretribulationism.   … [Continue reading]

James White Refutes the Cult of Hebrew Israelism | Rawchaa Shayar, King James Onlyism, Deity of Christ, Trinity

"Well, this program won’t be interesting for everyone, but for those who are interested in a dialogue on key issues with a representative of Hebrew Israelism—should fit the bill! A little over an hour with Elder Rawchaa Shayar on the deity of Christ, … [Continue reading]

VIDEO: The Prewrath Challenge to Pretribbers!

BOOK 1: http://www.alankurschner.com/antichristbefore BOOK 2: http://www.alankurschner.com/veryshort I gave some advice to prewrathers on how to expose prewrath to their pretrib friends and family members.   … [Continue reading]