The immortal words of Dr. Frasier Crane which dance through my head often when encountering zealots and promoters of various isms and schisms. Clarity of thought, reason, logic—all things those who follow Him who claimed to be the Truth should strive for and honor—seems lost on a large portion of today’s Western culture.
Rich just posted the comments someone made in reference to last week’s amazing encounter with Will Kinney. If you have forgotten, here is the video of Will Kinney’s complete implosion when faced with facts:
In case you do not want to listen to the whole thing again (it is hard on some folks, I understand, to listen to someone who simply cannot follow a logical chain of reasoning), Mr. Kinney could not grasp the fact that the three Greek texts he was citing were written AFTER Erasmus published his first edition in 1516, and were, in fact, handwritten copies of the printed text in all likelihood, and hence were irrelevant on a textual critical level. I had made the statement that the TR’s reading lacks Greek manuscript support, and, of course, logically, any honest or rational person would understand that the Greek manuscripts to which I would be referring would have to PRE-EXIST the first appearance of the published work. Mr. Kinney cannot grasp this simple concept, and on that basis continues to accuse me of being a liar. Behold the thought process of the King James Onlyist.
So one is left without words to express the following conclusions drawn from the same encounter, written by one “Kenny Cheek” on FaceBook:
Will, I want to echo what Lynn Culver posted. Your posts are always excellent and it’s good to see someone finally hold James White’s feet to the fire. Once he gets control of a conversation or debate it’s usually all over for his opponent (is he a lawyer?) but you don’t let that happen and I enjoy hearing it. He’s been the darling of the pseuo-intellectual crowd for years but I’ve always known that someone with the right ammunition could stop him in his tracks. You do it very well. And thanks for sharing with the rest of us!