Zakuska Posted November 22, 2009 Share Posted November 22, 2009 Few arguments gets more air time than the argument of Faith vs Works. Im sure we can all agree that this could be considered a Core doctrine and is pretty important. Bible innerrantist claim that "No Core doctrine is effected by variant texts".So we read this verse in the KJV and it reads like this.Romans 116 And if by grace, then is it no more of works: otherwise grace is no more grace. But if it be of works, then is it no more grace: otherwise work is no more work. Then we read the same verse in our NIV and it read like this...Romans 11:6 NIV6And if by grace, then it is no longer by works; if it were, grace would no longer be grace.[a]Theres a BUNCH of text cut out!Lets look at the foot note.a. Romans 11:6 Some manuscripts by grace. But if by works, then it is no longer grace; if it were, work would no longer be work. How can this BE?! We got our selfs a variant reading!? and on a verse that effects a CORE Doctrine!The question is what type of variant text is this? Which represents the original text? Are the scribes more likely to have added these 18 words or taken them away? Link to comment
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