Noise of Thunder –
TARES AMONG THE WHEAT
“Tares Among the Wheat” will likely challenge what most scholars believe about Bible history, and the origins of the current wave of new translations that have flooded churches around the world.
In the 19th century, a revolution in biblical scholarship was prompted by the publication of a never-before-seen manuscript called Codex Sinaiticus. The work was allegedly “discovered” by a German scholar named Constantine von Tischendorf, who declared this to be the oldest Bible ever found. Tischendorf said he found the work in a rubbish basket at a Greek Orthodox monastery in Egypt. While many in the academic world did not fully believe his story, they were willing to accept his claims about the antiquity of the codex. But shortly after his discovery was published, a renowned Greek paleographer named Constantine Simonides came forward and declared that the manuscript was no ancient text at all, but had been created by him in 1840. The controversy surrounding these events is, perhaps, the most incredible untold chapter in Bible history. It involves Jesuits, the Pope, a high-minded German, a committee of Anglo Romanists, and a mysterious Greek patriot. It is a story that (while quite true and well documented) a vast majority of modern academics know nothing about. Yet the subject matter dramatically impacts the world of biblical scholarship, even to this present hour. Most of what today’s scholars believe about MS. evidence is based on the events of this era, and the footnotes in your Bible are the proof of it.
To order a copy of Chris Pinto’s DVD, click on the link entitled “Tares Among the Wheat“.
To learn about the history of the Bible, during the last 2,ooo years, watch the video below entitled “Lamp in the Dark – The Untold History of the Bible.
The King James, and the New King James, version was translated with the Textus Receptus. The modern translations have been translated with Codex Sinaiticus, such as the NIV, NLT, NASB, RSV, ESV, and others. However, Codex Sinaiticus, which was “discovered in 1844“, has been reported to contain thousands of variants in the text, and even is missing certain passages, such as Mark 16:9-20, John 7:53 through John 8:11, and 1John 5:7. These significant differences in Codex Sinaiticus has caused many, who have accepted it as the oldest text, to no longer believe in the inerrancy of Scripture, which then causes them to contradict the following passages: Psalm 12:6-7, John 17:17, Romans 3:4, 2Samuel 22:31, Isaiah 40:8. At about the same time, Rome declared the “pope to be infallible“; thus putting the pope above Scripture. To learn more about the details concerning contextual criticism of the Textus Receptus (the text which is based upon the churches traditional manuscripts that have been accepted throughout the church age), and Codex Sinaiticus (the manuscript which was discovered in the 19th century, and was also claimed to be the oldest and most reliable biblical text), watch the video below entitled “Is the Textus Receptus Older than Westcott & Hort Text?”
The major claims, made by Westcott and Hort, is that Codex Sinaiticus is older, and more reliable, because the text is missing passages of Scripture that cannot be found in manuscripts written before the 4th century. However, this is not true. For examples of how various disputed passages of Scripture can, in fact, be found quoted in the writings of Church elders before the 4th century, see the list of disputed passages below.
- “Mark 16:9-20 (The last twelve verses of Mark)“
- 160 to 240 AD – Tertullian, in “Treatise of the Soul”, he uses Mark 16:9 as a basis for teaching on demon possession, on page 372, 1st paragraph of Google Books.
- Cyprian Quotes 1John 5:7 in “Treatise I, On the Unity of the Church”, sec. 6
- Saint Pacian 310–391 AD quotes John 8:11 in his 3rd epistle entitled “AGAINST THE TREATISE OF THE NOVATIANS” section 39.
- Accounts of John 7:53 through John 8:11 have been made by church elders as early as the 4th, 3rd, and even the 2nd century. Also, these quotes have been noted on pages 8 and 9 of “The Pericope de Adultera: Jo 7:53 – 8:11 (Jesus and the Adulteress)“.
- 2nd Century – Pope Callistus quotes John 8:11 in “The Epistles of Pope Callistus”, p. 618
6 The words of the LORD are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times.
7 Thou shalt keep them, O LORD, thou shalt preserve them from this generation for ever.
5 Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him.
6 Add thou not unto his words, lest he reprove thee, and thou be found a liar.
17 Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.
4 God forbid: yea, let God be true, but every man a liar
31 As for God, his way is perfect; the word of the LORD is tried: he is a buckler to all them that trust in him.
8 The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: but the word of our God shall stand for ever.
Scripture must be contended for, because if God’s word is not completely true, correct, and preserved throughout the church age, then we cannot contend for the faith against heresy. Also, neglecting to obey God’s command to contend for the faith, will cause heresy to eat away at the church like a cancer.
3 Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints.
4 For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness, and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ.
To download a copy of the Textus Receptus, click on the link entitled “Download – Interlinear Scripture“.
Related links are listed below:
- “History of the Textus Receptus“
- “THE SIMONIDES AFFAIR REVISITED“
- “KALLINIKOS – THE SIMONIDES AFFAIR REVISITED, PART 2“