Here is where we start the series on the Bible.  What makes it so powerful that even people who don't believe what it says will spend so much time on it?  Why does the written word even matter?

Here are some of the verses discussed that shouldn’t be in your bible:

 

Mark 16:9-20

 

John 7:53 - 8:11

 

John 5:4

 

And here is one that made scribes so nervous that they weren’t sure if this was right or not about Jesus leading the people out of Egypt.

 

Jude 1:5

 

In part 4 we continue looking at intentional errors in the New Testament.  Here we look at the difference between Matthew 24:36 and Mark 13:32.

But as for that day and hour no one knows it - not even the angels in heaven - except the Father alone. -Matthew 24:36
But as for that day or hour no one knows it - neither the angles in heaven, nor the Son - except the Father. -Mark 13:32

Why did someone remove "nor the Son" from Matthew?  When did this happen and why?

We also look at the Comma Johanine (1 John 5:7-8).  Does this verse teach us about the Trinity or is this a verse that was added later for Christians to prove the Bible teaches a Trinitarian concept?

For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one. And there are three that bear witness in earth, the Spirit, and the water, and the blood: and these three agree in one. -1 John 5:7-8 KJV
For there are three that testify, the Spirit and the water and the blood, and these three are in agreement. -1 John 5:7-8 NET

Is there a good reason to change the Word of God for the sake of theological clarity?

Was a virgin birth predicted?  Didn't the prophecy already take place in Jeremiah?  Why are there differences in the Lord's Prayer?

Our conclusion of the the intentional errors in the New Testament!

 

Do we have the right books?  What about the other books that weren't chosen? What are they and why?