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NOTR - The Black Pope & Textual Criticism - 3.4.17


The newly appointed General of the Jesuit Order (Arturo Sosa, SJ) has been quoted saying that scholars do not actually know "what Jesus really said" in a Breitbart article.  His full commentary is strikingly similar to the claims of some modern textual critics, many of them in the evangelical community.  The Jesuit's words are no surprise to those who know the history of the Bible and the eroding influence of modern textual criticism that continually casts doubt on a variety of passages from Scripture.  Many sources refer to the Superior General of the Jesuit Order as "the Black Pope," since it is said he is the true power behind the throne of the papacy. 

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Reader Comments (3)

At one point in the Middle Ages there were three different popes at the same time. It is my understanding that they all had to resign and one was established as the reigning pope. Before Peter Hans Kolvenbach became superior general of the Jesuits, Pedro Arrupe was forced to resign by John Paul II because of ill health, but also because his theological views came into conflict with those of JP-II.

March 4, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterApocalyptist

Hi Chris, well between the Jesuits, Dr. Danial Wallace and others there doing a bang up job in planting the seeds of doubt in peoples hearts concerning the Word of God. I suspect in the next 20 years the seeds will not only sprout but grow and few will believe in the infallibility and inerrancy of the word of God. As you know I ask my Pastor for his opinion on Dr. Wallace's comment, "Don't take comfort in the words of Jesus they may not be His exact words." He said, my Pastor, I got Dr. D Wallace all wrong! He didn't really mean what he said!!! Seems like words don't mean anything anymore!! Another Jesuit tactic!! Chris, thank you for all your research and for getting it out to us sheep! You are much appreciated.

March 5, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterLT

Thank you, Chris, for the information and analysis provided in this radio program. It is an excellent addition to the Critical Text Controversy Audio CD. (For anyone reading this that has not yet purchased it, I would encourage you to do so.) Also, Chris, have you read any of Bengamin Newton's book called Remarks on the Revised English Version of the Greek New Testament? In his writing, Newton made it clear he did not trust apostates with safe handling of scripture like James White does. I do not endorse all of Newton's ideas. He had a shaky admiration for Vaticanus & Sinaiticus, for example. However, I think he is noteworthy because he was a prominent 19th century critic of the Revised English Version.

March 9, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterJ.H.

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