Westcott and Hort - Chasing Ghosts?
Son Of Biblical Text Editor Westcott Says:
‘My Father Was A Spiritualist'
Writing that his father had a lifelong "faith in what for lack of a better name, one must call Spiritualism," the son of famed biblical Greek text editor B. F. Westcott admits to considerable public alarm at his father's activity.
Westcott and his famed partner, Hort, were among the founders of the Ghost Society in the 1850s. Fascinated by the spirit world, their club was dedicated to pursuing knowledge of ghostly encounters with spirits.
It was also Westcott and Hort who worked together to discard the centuries-old preserved words of God upon which the King James English Bible was based, replacing them with a polluted text gleaned from manuscripts provided by the Roman Catholic Church. Little wonder that their texts omitted many Scriptures which the pope found embarrassing!
When they were working on this Greek text, preparing to destroy the world's faith in the Greek scriptures which had served generations, they began to worry that things like their "ghost chasing" would undermine their efforts.
Hort cautioned Westcott to hide their strange views saying, "This may sound cowardice I have a craving that our text should be cast upon the world before we deal with matters likely to brand us with suspicion. I mean a text issued by men who are already known for what will undoubtedly be treated as dangerous heresy will have great difficulty in finding its way to regions which it might otherwise hope to reach…"
He was right! Building upon their fame as Cambridge scholars, the two partners convinced the world that their biblical text was better.
It was used for all modern translations, including the recent NIV and NASB. As more manuscripts are discovered, their theories are being discredited, but the public is unaware of it.
Just like evolution textbooks teaching old, disproven theories as though they were fact, the pews still pile up with Bibles based upon the disproven theories of Hort and Westcott.
In her thorough book, New Age Bible Versions, educator Gail Riplinger peels away layer by ghostly layer from the Hort and Westcott myth, showing that the Bibles they influenced are setting us up for a One World Religion, based upon the principles of the occult New Age. Hort and Westcott would have been proud.
What kind of church is being produced by these new Bibles? Perhaps it can best be described in Westcott's own words, "There was a time when it was usual to draw a sharp line between religious and worldly things." He wrote: "That time has happily gone by."
Riplinger provides us with a powerful call to return to the only Bible available today which is based upon the text proven true through history, the King James Bible. You won't find more evidence anywhere.
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