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Day of Special Study at the Tabernacle
 

Saturday 27th November 2021, 11am-4pm
(Pastors’ Fraternal Day, Monday 29th November 2021, 11am - 4pm)



With the uncertainty clouding the School of Theology feasibility this year, the Tabernacle has planned instead a Day of Special Study in November, with a separate Ministers’ Fraternal on the following Monday.

Please note that the Day of Special Study planned for 9th October with Pastor Michael Beasley has had to be postponed.

 



Since rearing its head in the 19th century, the field of biblical criticism has waged war against the text of Scripture, penetrating and conquering most seminaries worldwide. Powerful arguments in defence of the ‘Reformation Text’ have been largely ignored, while the 20th-century era of new translations has explored with delight every variant reading that might be found. Today relatively few believers, even pastors, know much about the authenticity of the underlying text of the Bible.

The advertising wizards of the new translations always proclaim the new version to be meticulously translated from the original Hebrew and Greek – but they do not tell the buyer about the variant renderings that have been adopted.  A mongrel hash-up produced by unbelieving liberal theologians holding in contempt the inspiration and infallibility of Scripture is sold to the unsuspecting believer.

 

 

Dr Jeff Riddle, pastor of Christ Reformed Baptist Church, Louisa, Virginia, is a specialist in the text of Scripture and a strong defender of the Traditional Text. At a November Day of Special Studies,  he will give three addresses aimed at all who love and live by the Word of God.

1. A Defence of the Traditional Text of Scripture

2. A Defence of the Authenticity of the Traditional Ending of Mark

3. A Defence of the Authenticity of the Woman Taken in Adultery

The last two of these topics were featured in a recent online debate between Dr Riddle and Dr James White, who sought to defend the modern critical text (viewed by over 30,000). In that debate the weightiest and most convincing arguments clearly vindicated the Traditional Text. These two cases to be presented by Dr Riddle provide powerful examples of the tragedy of passages being altered or omitted at the whim of textual critics.

All believers are warmly welcome to attend these sessions which are free of charge, especially students and young Christians preparing for lifetimes of commitment to Christ.

Lunch will be available at modest cost. Advance registration via the Day of Special Studies page of the Tabernacle website would be appreciated.

Dr Riddle will revisit these topics at a Monday fraternal of pastors and Christian workers on 29th November. Anyone wishing to attend the fraternal addresses should email: admin@MetropolitanTabernacle.org.

 

Further details (including registration) will be published shortly.

(For recordings of the 2019 School of Theology, please click here; recordings from previous years can be found via the 'Previous Schools' link at the top of this page.)