Monday, June 27, 2011

Revelation 22:18-19

Scripture Revelation 22:18-19

I warn every one who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: if any one adds to them, God will add to him the plagues described in this book, and if any one takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God will take away his share in the tree of life and in the holy city, which are described in this book.


One false claim made by the Da Vinci Code

The Bible is a product of man not God; man created it as a historical record of tumultuous times and it has evolved through countless translations, additions, and revisions (DVC 231)


The translation committees today do the best they can with the best knowledge they have in producing the most accurate translation from the original texts.

Those original texts are known by textual criticism to within an accuracy of 98-99% pure (Geisler / Nix, page 474).

We have well over 5000+ Greek manuscripts, over 10000+ Latin manuscripts, over 36000+ citations from the Church Fathers, from which to reconstruct an accurate original text (Geisler / Nix, page 466-467, 385, 345-346, etc).


The New Testament Scriptures are the most reliable texts we have from antiquity.

The Second Most Attested Manuscript From Antiquity is the Iliad by Homer

There are about 5,000 ancient Greek copies of New Testament versus about 650 copies of Homer’s Iliad.

These New Testament copies are much closer in date to the originals and are considered reliable due to having a 99% match.

To sum up:

“The New Testament, then, has not only survived in more manuscripts than any other book from antiquity, but it has survived in a purer form than any other great book—a form that is 99.5 percent pure.”


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