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Responding to Chris Pinto’s Textus Receptus Onlyism

Chris Pinto of Noise of Thunder Radio holds to the conspiracy theory that Codex Sinaiticus is a 19th century forgery, a “Jesuit plot” to undermine the authority of Scripture with modern translations of the Bible.

Pinto’s agenda is to promote his Textus Receptus view, arguing that the TR is the textual tradition that goes back to the original manuscripts of the New Testament.

There is a problem though. There is no evidence. In fact, the evidence is that it is the Alexandrian textual tradition that is ancient, as I have written on here:

Evangelical Textual Scholar Debunks Chris Pinto’s Conspiracy Claim that Codex Sinaiticus was a “Forgery”

Daniel Wallace, who is one of the foremost Evangelical textual scholars today defending the trustworthiness of the Bible, for example, debating such liberals as Bart Erhman, makes some excellent points refuting the sensational and baseless claim that Codex Sinaiticus is a forgery.

Chris Pinto of Noise of Thunder Radio is peddling his egregiously biased documentary promoting his wacky conspiracy theory that Codex Sinaiticus was a 19th century forgery. Pinto has an agenda: He believes there is a “Jesuit conspiracy” to corrupt the Bible with modern Bible translations using the critical textual tradition. Yes, this is the same claim you find from the nutty extreme King James Only crowd.

Pinto is oddly promoted by Brannon Howse of Worldview Weekend. One wonders if Brannon Howse is even aware of the fact that Pinto is undermining the trustworthiness in the Bible versions that the vast majority of Howse’s followers use (e.g. NIV, ESV, NASB, NET, etc).

Perhaps Pinto thinks Wallace is a closet Jesuit!

Dan Wallace’s specific comments begin at 29:24.

The Lockman Foundation’s Official Response to KJVO claims about Frank Logsdon – Vintage

Published with permission from The Lockman Foundation

The Board of Directors of The Lockman Foundation launched the NEW AMERICAN STANDARD BIBLE translation work in the late 1950’s following the completion of the AMPLIFIED NEW TESTAMENT.  Dr. S. Franklin Logsdon was acquainted with Dewey Lockman, president of The Lockman Foundation, prior to Mr. Lockman’s death in 1974.  Mr. Logsdon was never a member of the Board of Directors, nor was he an employee of The Lockman Foundation.  Mr. Logsdon had no authority to hire employees or translators for the Foundation, to set policy, to vote, to hold office, to incur expenses, etc.  He cannot be considered “co-founder” of the NASB, nor part of The Lockman Foundation, nor part of the NASB translation team, nor did he write the forward of the NASB.  According to our records, he was present at board meetings on two occasions — once to hear a travel report; and once to deliver an “inspirational thought.”

Mr. Logsdon last wrote to Mr. Lockman in fall of 1973 that he was moving to Florida.  Mr. Lockman replied that he was surprised and saddened by his decision to leave the area.  Mr. Lockman passed away in January of 1974, and no further correspondence was exchanged between Frank Logsdon and The Lockman Foundation.  He resided in Florida until his passing some years ago.

The grass withers, the flower fades; but the word of our God stands forever.  Isaiah 40:8  (NASB)

The Lockman Foundation