Puritan Board Senior
Ok then, what is necessary to the practice of textual criticism upon scripture?
Linguistic and textual analytical methods such as we would use on any other document to determine what it looked like originally. The Bible is as truly human, after all, as it is Divine and God-Breathed. If the TR is, as you say, the perfectly preserved version, then you should have nothing to fear.
You must overthrow from scripture the Reformed views of Verbal Plenary Inspiration and Verbal Plenary Preservation and then replace them with justification from scripture with the modern views of preservation and inspiration.
I don't have to---I believe this as you do. I disagree that a particular textual methodology is necessitated by this.
You start from the faulty premise that we have somehow lost what the text of scripture looked like originally. Furthermore, your "linguistic and textual analytic methods" answer is a non-answer. Define these so-called methods since you dismiss the modern textual criticism methodology. Provide a biblical warrant not only for these methods, but for your so-called "linguistic and textual analytic methods" theory.
As to your claim to believe as I do in Verbal Plenary Inspiration & Verbal Plenary Preservation, you have denied this view in all of your previous posts. Furthermore, such a view is not consistent with the CT or the method which produced the CT.