David Bercot has a large number of teaching CDs at Scroll Publishing Co, and I enjoy his style of teaching and have found them informative.
This evening I listened to his teaching on the Textus Receptus Greek text (the Greek text the King James Version was translated from) and Early Christian Writings, and I feel it was so informative that I wanted to share it.
Textus Receptus & Early Christian Writings (First 15:00 of 1:08:21)
I emailed Scroll Publishing Co, which holds the copyright for all of David Bercot’s message CDs, and requested permission to put this recording up on my blog after I first posted this review. Their copyright policy is to refuse permission, but after a few emails and their contacting David Bercot’s with my request, I was approved to put the first 15 minutes up. Per the Scroll Publishing Co. request, I have changed the above audio file so it has the first 15 minutes of the message instead of the total 68 minutes long.
I would strongly suggest every one to purchase this CD so they will have factual information on how to deal with KJV-only people, who claim the KJV (King James Version) is the only Bible and all other versions leave out many portions of scriptures, even though historical evidence indicates that it is the Textus Receptus text and the KJV translation that adds them in.
The CD teaching also deals with the position that the Textus Receptus Greek text, from which the KJV was translated, is the only correct Greek text and hence all English translations of the Bible from the Westcott-Hort or Nestle-Aland Greek texts have left portions of the Bible out.
The Textus Receptus and Early Christian Writings CD can be purchased for $4.95.
Bercot is informative and balanced on this subject. Here is the description from his website on this teaching CD.
Here is a candid look at what the early Christian writings reveal about New Testament text. The testimony of their writings is quite clear—yet the answers provided by this testimony is not as simplistic as many Christian think.
Among the topics Bercot discusses in this message are:
–The Greek text used by the early Christians
–How Origen affected the New Testament text
–The history of the Textus Receptus