New radio podcast programs on our new documentary, “Bridge to Babylon.”
Our ongoing Noise of Thunder Radio program features two new shows this week, in which Chris Pinto discusses some of the important parts of the film.
9/2/2016 Show: BRIDGE TO BABYLON
9/1/2016 Show: THE CRITICAL TEXT
NEW RELEASE: At long last, our little ministry has finished part three in our epic untold history of the Bible series. The film has come in at 2 hours and 51 minutes in length – just under the three-hour mark. We hope that the wait will have been worthwhile, and pray this film will be a great blessing to those who view it.
In 1881, two scholars named Westcott and Hort published a revision of the New Testament that would send shockwaves through the academic world. Their new textual theory declared that the King James Version (which had been trusted for centuries) was full of errors. Sacred readings, long cherished by the faithful, were now declared to be forgeries. The world was informed that the book, which had been called the inerrant Word of God, was in need of correction.
The new theory claimed that recently recovered manuscripts revealed a truer version of Scripture. Yet others warned that these texts were, in fact, the writings of Gnostic heretics that had been abandoned centuries earlier. Was the new revision filled with ancient corruptions?
Follow the story of the Bible’s controversial history into the twentieth century, as the work of Westcott and Hort would transform biblical scholarship, inspire the work of various Bible Societies, and pave the way for the cause of ecumenical unity between Evangelical Protestants and Rome.
KEY INFORMATION COVERED IN THIS NEW FILM
1) The role of Westcott and Hort in secretly changing the text of the Bible through the Revision of 1881.
2) An examination of Westcott and Hort’s letters and what they believed.
3) The warnings of 19th century critic, F.H.A. Scrivener who opposed the Revision and warned that the work was based on fiction rather than historic fact.
4) The warnings of Dean John W. Burgon who believed that the new Greek manuscripts used for the Revision were the corrupted codices of ancient Gnostic heretics.
5) Examples from the work of Westcott and Hort (which are found in most modern bibles) of what Burgon believed were Gnostic readings from the ancient world.
6) Historic information on ancient Gnostic sects as recorded by early church fathers.
7) Examination of the claim that earlier manuscripts are closer to the originals, in light of the corruptions of heretical groups in the first and second centuries.
8) Rationalism and its role in modern textual criticism.
9) The influence of the critical text in the 20th century, with Eberhard Nestle, Kurt Aland, Bruce Metzger and the Jesuit Carlo Maria Martini.
10) The discovery of the Bodmer Papyri and the involvement of a Jesuit priest named Father Louis Doutreleau.
11) Evidence that the Egyptian papyri come from Gnostic origins.
12) The work of Eugene Nida and the development of dynamic equivalency.
13) The influence of William Cameron Townsend the founder of Wycliffe Bible Translators and the Summer Institute of Linguistics.
14) The connection between the new Bible movement and Rome.
15) The use of the UBS/Nestle-Aland Greek text as a one world Bible, intended to be a “bridge” for reunification with Rome.
We have received the copies back from the duplicator and have been shipping pre-orders for the past few days and are working to get caught up. For those who placed a pre-order for the film, please allow 1-2 more weeks to receive your copy if you have a domestic address. For international pre-orders, please allow 2-3 more weeks.
Please continue to pray for this documentary, that it will be a blessing to many people and bring forth fruit for the glory of God.
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