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Only 1% of Greek Manuscripts contain the whole New Testament

60 Manuscripts out of the 5,800 total Greek, contain the whole NT.

Title: The Text of the New Testament: Its Transmission, Corruption, and Restoration Author(s): Bruce M. Metzger, Bart D. Ehrman

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Biblical Ignorance leads to Snake-Related Deaths

Mark 16:18 English Standard Version (ESV)

18 they will pick up serpents with their hands; and if they drink any deadly poison, it will not hurt them; they will lay their hands on the sick, and they will recover.”

If only they knew the last 12 verses of Mark are a fabrication.

News Articles below of deaths below:

http://edition.cnn.com/2014/02/16/us/snake-salvation-pastor-bite/index.html?hpt=hp_t3

http://religion.blogs.cnn.com/2012/06/01/death-of-snake-handling-preacher-shines-light-on-lethal-appalachian-tradition/?iref=allsearch

CAN WE REALLY RESTORE THE ORIGINAL NEW TESTAMENT THROUGH PATRISTIC CITATIONS?

Taken from Here: http://www.aricr.org/ar/hunting/can-we-really-restore-the-original-new-testament-through-patristic-citations/

Like clouds and wind without rain is a man who boasts of gifts he does not give. — Proverbs 25:14

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“More differences among manuscripts than words in the New Testament”

Taken from Bart Ehrman’s Misquoting Jesus, page 10:

“This kind of realization coincided with the problems I was encountering the more closely I studied the surviving Greek manuscripts of the New Testament. It is one thing to say that the originals were inspired, but the reality is that we don’t have the originals—so saying they were inspired doesn’t help me much, unless I can reconstruct the originals. Moreover, the vast majority of Christians for the entire history of the church have not had access to the originals, making their inspiration something of a moot point. Not only do we not have the originals, we don’t have the first copies of the originals. We don’t even have copies of the copies of the originals, or copies of the copies of the copies of the originals. What we have are copies made later—much later. In most instances, they are copies made many centuries later. And these copies all differ from one another, in many thousands of places. As we will see later in this book, these copies differ from one another in so many places that we don’t even know how many differences there are. Possibly it is easiest to put it in comparative terms: there are more differences among our manuscripts than there are words in the New Testament.”

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