James White - Bible Agnostic Hypocrite.
James White says - “The claims of KJV Only advocates are liable to deeply trouble many Christians, even to the point of causing them to question the reliability and usefulness of their NIV or NASB Bibles. When believers are wrongly led to doubt the integrity of the translation they have used for years, Christian scholars have a responsibility to set the record straight.”
James White reminds me of the Liberal “Progressives” in the Democrat party. Pure Hypocrisy.
Apparently it’s perfectly fine for men like James White, Dan Wallace, James Price (NKJV), Edwin Palmer (NIV) and John Piper (ESV) to criticize the King James Bible, as James White does here in this same blog of his, and to make long lists of alleged “errors” in the King James Bible (as he does in his book, The KJV Controversy) to cause us King James Bible believers to “doubt the integrity of the translation”, but when we KJB believers point out the numerous flaws, inconsistencies and doctrinal corruptions of these Vatican supervised Critical text versions James White “uses” but does NOT believe are the inerrant words of God, then we are guilty of “deeply troubling many Christians”.
And it should be pointed out that James White himself LIES when he SAYS he believes “the” Bible IS the infallible words of God.”
It sure isn’t the ESV, NIV, NASB (all of which differ textually from each other) because James White does not believe that Luke 23:34 - Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do.” - is inspired Scripture and he says it should not be in the Bible and he would never preach on it. Yet this verse is in the ESV, NIV, NASB, etc.
James White couldn’t SHOW YOU A COPY of this “infallible words of God Bible” he professes to believe in if his life depended on it. And he knows he can’t.
James White says Luke 23:34 is not inspired Scripture
James White further states: “Modern Greek texts, such as the Nestle-Aland 27th edition and the United Bible Societies 4th edition, which underlie modern English translations and are used most often in college and seminary-level Greek classes, are based not upon just a few texts, but upon all Greek manuscripts. Unlike the TR, which was derived from only one stream of the large Byzantine family of texts, the modern texts draw from the entire range of Greek texts. The modern Greek texts also provide extensive textual notes indicating what readings are to be found in which manuscripts. This is important for the person who wants to check the choices made by editors and translators, as well as for the person concerned about alleged “secrecy” on the part of modern textual scholars. Modern Greek texts are open in allowing the reader to examine all the relevant manuscript readings, leading to honesty and accountability.”
The FACT is the Nestle-Aland 27th edition of the ever changing Critical text is under the direct supervision of the Vatican, and it is based primarily on TWO very corrupt manuscripts, that not only differ from the Majority of Greek texts, but significantly differ from EACH OTHER over 3000 times just in the Gospels and they ignore the readings found in the Majority.
And James White reveals his basic “Every Man For Himself Bible Versionism” when he further states: “It is important to note, however, that those readings not chosen are still included in the textual apparatus at the bottom of the page, and at times modern translation committees will choose one of these variants as their main reading, feeling free to disagree with the editors of the Greek text they are relying upon.”
So, in other words, It's Every Man For Himself Bible Versionism. You can "feel free to disagree" with whatever Greek readings even the modern versionists editors chose to follow.
See “The true character of the so called "Oldest and Best Manuscripts"
And James White and his "Little White Lies"
As for the two examples James White brings up in his blog about James 4:12 and 1 John 3:1,
See my rebuttal for James 4:12 here
Scroll down till you find James 4:12
And for the 1 John 3:1 example See here
The words Mr. White refers to as being "very important" and not found in the TR (Textus Receptus) of 1 John 3:1 are in the NASB, NIV, RSV, ESV, NET and Holman. The NASB reads: "See how great a love the Father has bestowed on us, that we should be called children of God, AND SUCH WE ARE. For this reason the world does not know us, because it did not know Him."