A recent BBC program “The Beauty of Books: Ancient Bibles” concluded that the church deliberately introduced thousands of changes into the New Testament for theological reasons. Did the church engage in a plot to alter its theology early in its history, as some conspiracy theorists allege?
“Similar statements have been made before in the media and we believe that they are highly misleading,” says Dr. David Instone-Brewer, a research fellow at Tyndale House, a Bible study center for scholars located near Cambridge University.
The documentary concluded that the phrase ‘Son of God’ in Mark 1.1 was missing from the original Gospel and that Mark believed that Jesus became divine at his baptism. But Instone-Brewer disagrees.
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