Originally posted by robbie carrobie
meaningless opinionated drivel, unless you can tell us what is corrupt your opinions are meaningless.
The Alexandrian text is named because it is centered around Alexandria, Egypt. The Bible has nothing good to say about Alexandria. In the first mention of this city, we find men of the synagogue of the Alexandrians helping to incite the martyrdom of Stephen.
Then there arose certain of the synagogue, which is called the synagogue of the Libertines, and Cyrenians, and Alexandrians, and of them of Cilicia and of Asia, disputing with Stephen. (Acts 9:6) (see Acts chapters 9 and 10).
Apollos of Alexandria came preaching an incomplete gospel.
24. And a certain Jew named Apollos, born at Alexandria, an eloquent man, and mighty in the scriptures, came to Ephesus.
25. This man was instructed in the way of the Lord; and being fervent in the spirit, he spake and taught diligently the things of the Lord, knowing only the baptism of John.
Preservation dictates that the true Bible will have been passed down through the ages, and will be evident in all time periods. Preservation demands that the Alexandrian text, having a glaring 1,500 year gap in it's transmission, is not the preserved Word of God. The early death of the Alexandrian text shows that God did not preserve it. This is why I maintain a comprehensive list of the Scriptures on preservation: every passage on preservation is a nail in the coffin of the Alexandrian text, nailing the lid back on the coffin of a text which met it's demise 1,600 years ago. Yet modern “scholarship” has reanimated this text, and placed it on life support. Yet, it is still dead.
The Byzantine text HAS no such gap, but shows continuity back to antiquity.
Because preservation is a strong witness against the Alexandrian text, it's proponents DENY the notion of a literal, to the word, preservation. (They also reject the notion of heretics altering the Bible, as this would point to the heretical origins of their text.) Thus, Biblical preservation is the strongest witness against the Alexandrian text.
Alexandrians are forced by their adherence to the Alexandrian text to deny Scripture preservation. Instead, they claim that the Scripture is inerrant only in the “original autographs.” As the originals disappeared centuries ago, this is a direct denial of preservation. There is not one Scripture passage that states that only the originals were perfect and inerrant. The inerrancy of Scripture is never limited to the originals.
The Byzantine text is centered around Antioch, Syria. Here, the disciples of Christ were first called “Christians.” Antioch also served as a base of operations for the early church.
25. Then departed Barnabas to Tarsus, for to seek Saul:
26. And when he had found him, he brought him unto Antioch. And it came to pass, that a whole year they assembled themselves with the church, and taught much people. And the disciples were called Christians first in Antioch.
27. And in these days came prophets from Jerusalem unto Antioch.