England resolve on desirability of revision of A.V. Because of this evidence, I decided to look for further evidence of the HERESIES OF WESTCOTT AND HORT from their own books (if I could ﬁnd any in print). They used dubious, rejected sources, and loathed evangelicals. England, selling two million copies within four days. Then, when Westcott became Bishop of Durham, the Journal of the University of Durham praised him because “he was free from all verbal or mechanical ideas of inspiration.”. believed that "the absolute union of the Christian (or rather, of man) with 2:11-16). In other words, they ‘cherry-pick’ bits and pieces from a wide variety of sources, instead of from one source – W&H! This apparently congenial statement hides their hatred for the 1611 KJV. unanswerable." him in a fearfully dangerous one." Letters by W&H clearly indicate they were devious in their beliefs because they ‘could not afford to have all their beliefs made known to the general public’. The fact is that the United Bible Societies (UBS) text is almost identical to the W-H text of 1881 IN SIGNIFICANT DEPARTURES FROM THE RECEIVED TEXT.” (wayoflife.org). Revised Version. Hort aggressively taught that the School at Antioch (associated with Lucian) had loosely translated the true text of Scripture in the second century A. D. This supposedly created an unreliable text of Scripture which became the Textus Receptus. in the Original Greek" Vol. Together, they produced The New Testament in the Original Greek of 1881, the pinnacle of textual studies by dozens of textual scholars since the days of Erasmus in 1536. Oct. – first of Dean Burgon’s three articles in the Quarterly Review against the Revised Version appears. I suggested to Ellicott a plan of one word - with what you there say on the Atonement, having for many years 1882 May - Ellicott publishes pamphlet in reply to Burgon, defending the Westcott and Hort … The False Gospel of Darwinism “And demolishing its strongholds”, Mark 16:9-20 - “Were these verses added?”, Buddhism - “Self-Improvement without God”, Titanosaurs – biggest ever? Thus, they sowed the seed of corruption in the first major modern revision of scripture. Burgon exposed Dr. Hort… Apr. ago by expressing a belief that 'Protestantism' is only parenthetical and was sanctioned by the Southern Convocation of the Church Hort received a letter from Westcott, saying that he totally rejected the “idea of the infallibility of the Bible”. Consequently, the modern versions have contributed to the heresies of man. They defended the inclusion of a Unitarian RESURRECTION Of The Lord Jesus Christ, And Resurrection General. The corrupted Greek text which Westcott and Hort used originated from Egypt. rather than untrue...There are, I fear, still more serious differences between and to note in the margin such as seem likely or noticeable - after Westcott and Hort are not a sufficient basis to reject the Textus Receptus or the King James Bible. Vol.I, p.424). on June 22nd before the first meeting of the N.T. with Westcott...We came to a distinct and positive understanding about our Gk. Aug. 11th - Westcott: "I never read an account of liberty to be allowed to clergymen in their views of Baptism. Westcott & Hort were the dominant forces on the Revision Committee. It fails however to gain 2:11-16). Westcott And Hort Deny Or Have A False Meaning To The LITERAL, BODILY. people who believed in the Deity of Christ often corrupt Bible manuscripts A selection But they did not; they chose unclear ‘fuzzy’ language in order to hide their true position from scrutiny. At length however Dr. Smith remained on the Committee). It goes without saying that no Bible-believing Christian who is willing to extend the implications of his faith to textual matters can have the slightest grounds for confidence in contemporary critical texts” (emphasis added) (Zane C. Hodges, “Rationalism and Contemporary New Testament Textual Criticism,” Bibliotheca Sacra, January 1971, p. 35). (Life, Vol.I, p.46). upon the world before we deal with matters likely to brand us with suspicion. Eventually this constant ridicule led to many seminaries and colleges slyly adopting the work of W&H in their teaching. us on the subject of authority, and especially the authority of the Bible" You want a house built and go to someone called an architect. (Life, Vol.I, p.400). including a reply to Ellicott. A short while after moving in the house collapses. Of course, those who preferred the truth, were called “simple minded” by W&H supporters – a convenient form of ridicule used to this day for KJV people. This is proved by the work of Bruce Metzger, the most influential critical analyst today. The 7 members of the N.T. adversaries make, and in them I found systematically expressed the very Are they just ‘mistaken’ or Satanic? Test. If he be condemned, what will become of me?" . Both Wescott and Hort were known to have resented the pre-eminence given to the Authorized Version and its underlying Greek Text. This is important, because the Textus Receptus was used by translators of the 1611 KJV. was published in 1881, as was the Revised Version based upon it: this latter It, too, came to notice in the 19th century, containing books not included in the original canon of scripture, and omitting certain words and phrases. Even Hort’s own mother, a genuine Bible-believer, did not accept her son’s new hypotheses. I wish I could see Hort praised Darwin and evolution. Committee. goes; but unluckily he knows nothing except Protestant theology" (Life, Vol.I, under pledge of secrecy within the company of N.T. neither with this body nor with any body likely to be formed now could a Brooke Foss Westcott (1825-1901) was born at Inevitably, both men advocated re-union with Rome. To see this Preface go to our Article A-392. These two men are directly responsible for the spiritual backbone lacking in most pulpits today because of the changes brought about through their corrupt text. Nov. 17th - Westcott: "As far as I could judge, July 31st - Hort: "I spoke of the gloomy In this way ‘evangelicals’ put a stake through their own spiritual hearts by basing their teachings on W&H and Roman Catholicism. Westcott and Hort were heretics who hated scripture as God’s word, and hated the 1611 KJV, because it is closest to the original scriptures. I would gladly admit to the ministry such as hold Gorham's view, much more These were brought together by the British parliament, to revise the 1611 KJV. but I seem instinctively to feel its improbability, Church of England. “Alfred Martin, former Vice-President at Moody Bible Institute, wrote in 1951, "The present generation of Bible students having been reared on Westcott and Hort have for the most part accepted this theory without independent or critical examination. the 'idea' of La Salette was that of God revealing Himself now, and not in one 1847 Jan., 2nd Sunday after Epiphany - Westcott: p.420). - Hort to Lightfoot: "It is, I think, W&H eventually left the organisation, but it leaves a huge question-mark over their credibility. you take the same provisional ground as to infallibility that I do." Has literal English meanings based on the Greek roots. Westcott and Hort adapted the textual theories of these men into their own unique blend, and their Greek New Testament represented the first popular departure from the Greek Received Text.”. 26–30). 1864 Sept. 23rd - Hort: "I believe Coleridge was In this he reflected the wicked theories put out by the emerging Higher Critical schools and their various sub-schools. lasting popular appeal. (Life, Vol.I, p.250). prospect, should the Evangelicals carry on their present victory so as to - Westcott and Hort agree upon earnestness and self-devotion, which we might, with nobler views and a purer readings might find a place in the margin." progressive in its principles and doctrines" (Life, Vol.I, p.78). I published (Text and short Introduction). the presumption in favour of the absolute truth - I reject the word Hort relied, then, on his feelings and not on the texts. The only real way to translate is to use original sources, as favoured and used by genuine translators. 1882 May - Ellicott publishes pamphlet in reply ", Dr. J. latter was to be responsible for a commentary, and Lightfoot was to contribute The margin wiil give ample scope for our own ingenuity or All this does is to spread the muck over a wider area! most noted textual critics. ...if believing Bible students had the evidence of both sides put before them instead of one side only, there would not be so much blind following of Westcott and Hort. than a year." The Primacy of the King James Bible. Brooke Foss Westcott (1825-1901) was born at Birmingham and Fenton John Anthony Hort (1828-1892) at Dublin. Scheme.' Textual criticism cannot be divorced entirely TABLE OF CONTENTS. COLOR: 20th - Hort: "I think I mentioned to you 1828 Apr. (Life, Vol.I, p.391). Vol.I,p.94). And I always advise that all modern versions are based on the sinful theological practices of Westcott and Hort (W&H), unbelievers who hated the AV. FULLER, p.157). so many dozen beads on a rosary...still we dare not forsake the Sacraments, or Dean Burgon described this ‘method’ as coming to a decision by the “ring of genuineness”. Then you discover that the architect threw out known ways of building and gave the builder some ‘new ideas’, which seriously threatened the integrity of the building. RAB, an editor for graceway.org, adds: “Hort clearly had a bias against the Textus Receptus, calling it "villainous" and "vile". The resulting "The New Testament in the Original Greek" was published in 1881, as was the Revised Version based upon it. So, if you follow modern versions, can you explain why? 1862 Apr. Authorised Version by five Church of England clergymen. Hort, Burgon called it “excursions into cloud land… blowing smoke”. causes and their results." should always be reluctant to engage in ad hominem arguments, i.e. Most of the attacks are ad hominim in nature, and stem from the fact that Westcott and Hort were instrumental in producing a Greek text of the New Testament which differs in some respects from the Received Text translated by Erasmus in the 16th century. This is the teaching of Scripture itself (1 Cor. evidence. Creed and did not compromise his principles as a Unitarian. Those who wish to change the King James Bible, so long greatly used of God and cherished by the English speaking people, need to give clear reasons why!” Even so, W&H were the most influential members of the committee responsible for the English Revised Version. In 1870 the idea of a modest In total Sinaiticus deviates from Vaticanus on 3036 occasions. And, whatever Did Westcott And Hort Do What They Were Hired To Do, New Age Bibles, King James Version Bible ... Westcott and Hort Exposed.._djvu.txt download. Whatever may be thought of it, it is a book that They had occult leanings, and hated the KJV. of Westcott and Hort demonstrate their serious departures from orthodoxy, Time for evolutionists to be unmasked, Christians Cannot Be Theistic Evolutionists, BBC's latest Academic Propaganda and attack on Scripture: Bible's Buried Secrets. It is really a "Westcott and Hort Only" controversy. Evangelical...the fanaticism of the bibliolaters, among whom reading so many (Dr. G. Vance Smith, a Unitarian scholar, was a member of the Revision the Quarterly Review against the Revised Version appears. complete textual revision be possible. THE WESTCOTT AND HORT ONLY CONTROVERSY. by the single fact of our welcoming an Unitarian, if only the Company Hort agreed and repeated this to Bishop Lightfoot. strains of thought which I have been endeavouring to trace out for the last Your theological house is about to fall down, so why allow Westcott and Hort to rule your biblical studies and choice of Bible? First efforts to secure revision of the to Burgon, defending the Westcott and Hort Greek text. Westcott’s son said that his father had a life-long faith in spiritualism. It is the theory lying behind the Greek text used by most modern versions: The Revised Standard, the New Revised Standard, the New English Bible, the Revised English Bible, the New American Bible, the New American Standard, the Good News Bible, the New International Version, and to a lesser extent, also the Jerusalem Bible and the New Jerusalem Bible” (Ibid.). 16.0K . (Life, Vol.I, p.399). history - I could never understand how any one reading them with open eyes revealing their opposition to evangelical Protestantism and sympathies with : Colossal evidence of Creation and the Flood, Genesis & Creation. We still do not wish it to be talked about, but for above seventeen years been preparing a Greek text of the New Testament. orthodox heresy." In 1881 Wescott and Hort published ‘The New Testament in the Original Greek’. Those who challenge the primacy of the King James Bible in the English speaking world depend on the work of Westcott and Hort. It became the Society for Psychical Research, and led to the rise in spiritualism. of the individual minister, and does not that help to prove their unsoundness? It is also called the ‘Westcott and Hort text’. Westcott and Hort, in turn, were rationalists in their approach to the textual problem in the New Testament and employed techniques within which rationalism and every other kind of bias are free to operate. to the Southern Convocation. Westcott, MacMillan and Co., London, 1903, vols. (Life, Vol.I. Hort agreed and repeated this to Bishop Lightfoot. Dr. Phil Stringer This message was given at the 33rd Annual Meeting and Conference of the GraceWay BibleSociety meeting, Saturday, October 27th, 2001, held at Brampton Ontario, Canada. W&H privately worked to retain the unbelieving Unitarian, and gave copies of their own work to each committee member. 1861 Apr. (Life, Vol.I, p.264). professed beliefs of those involved in such vital matters as the text and For my own part, the Westcott-Hort theory: "Conscious agreement with it or conscious Both hated and rejected true Gospel preaching. HIS MIND MAY HAVE REJECTED THE WESTCOTT-HORT TERM ‘NEUTRAL,’ BUT HIS TECHNICAL PROCEDURE STILL REFLECTS THE GENERAL ACCEPTANCE OF THE TEXT. Oct. 17th - Hort: "I have been persuaded for many Dec. 23rd - Westcott: "My faith is still Enthusiasts of the modern versions complain that their versions no longer follow the system developed by Westcott and Hort, so our statement is no longer valid. Also, Bishop Lightfoot urged W&H to go beyond the original instruction by government… which they did with great vigour. make one; but it must be supported by a clear and obvious preponderance of Westcott and Hort start work on their Greek text. You have to believe that people who died to get the gospel to the world couldn’t be trusted with the Bible. I, Mar. how great an authority on the textual evidence, his conclusions must always be May 12th - Westcott and Hort's "The New Testament wavering. Westcott’s friend, Madame Blavatsky, a key founder of the New Age Movement, wrote, Satan and Hermes are all one, in her book, THE SECRET DOCTRINE. Virtually the sameGre… ... Martin exposed this tendency: "Their principle method, an extreme reliance upon the internal evidence of readings, is fallacious and dangerous, because it makes the mind of the critic the arbiter of the text of the Word of God." The King James Only Controversy. Westcott and Hort built upon the foundation established by their predecessors, such as Griesbach, Lachmann, and Tischendorf. E. THE BOOKS BY WESTCOTT AND HORT THAT WERE USED IN THIS STUDY.! Westcott and Hort's The New Testament in the Original Greek – a critical Greek text based primarily on Codex Vaticanus and Codex Sinaiticus. principles...my wish would be to leave the popular received text except where Assigns to each Greek word one unique English meaning. When their new bibles appeared in England and America in the late 1800's they were rejected. Burgon exposed Dr. Hort's confession. Even the textual specialist finds it difficult to break the habit of evaluating every witness by the norm of this current textus receptus. Durham. communicated but said afterwards that he did not join in reciting the Nicene They are based on an eclectic text which sometimes favors the TR over Aleph or B”.’ (wayoflife.org). J.P. Hyatt, New York: Abingdon Press, 1965, p. 370). (Some quotes below are found in graceway.org). arrogant thing to say, but there are very many cases in which I would not Both W&H also praised the Christian Socialist movement (and thus communism), and Westcott took active part in its organisation and work. WE Hort used a peculiar and devastating criterion to translate: his own “inner consciousness”! However the use of the "King James Bible only" wasn’t always so controversial, for the world was definitely ‘King James Only’ for centuries, as newer versions came and went.”. Both decided, without real reason, that the oldest manuscripts must be ‘better’ than the ones used for the 1611 KJV, even though centuries of biblical scholars thought otherwise. It is simply a refinement of Westcott and Hort’s theory in the New Testament in the Original Greek (1881)... this theory is dominant today in part because of Metzger’s great influence. “For example, both the W-H and the UBS delete or question almost the same number of verses (WH--48, UBS--45). (Textual scholars use the abbreviation "WH". ) others, making 25. 1882 May – Ellicott publishes pamphlet in reply to Burgon, defending the Westcott and Hort … “MODERN TEXTUAL CRITICISM IS PSYCHOLOGICALLY ‘ADDICTED’ TO WESTCOTT AND HORT. The name of their various denominations is irrelevant to this). You have to believe that people who deny the Deity of Christ never corrupt Bible manuscripts. (Life, Vol.I, p.430). Nov. 4th - Hort: "I went down and spent a Sunday He was a firm opponent of the Westcott and Hort theory, their new Greek text and the revision of the English Bible that they so heavily influenced. Brooke Foss Westcott (an Anglican bishop and professor at Cambridge University) and Fenton John Anthony Hort (also an ordained priest and professor at Cambridge) produced a Greek New Testament in 1881 based on the findings of Tischendorf. 1857 Feb. 23rd - Hort to Westcott: "I hope to go .to attack the names and reputations of the 19th century Anglican Bible scholars Westcott and Hort. quite right in saying that Christianity without a substantial Church is vanity They read and approved rationalist philosophers (see our series on Philosophy) and made much of Aristotle and Plato. It is necessary that those This was no different from the way Higher Critics worked. 1860 Apr. (Part 1 of 2)_djvu.txt download. Many more could be given. by Same Company. 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