Westcott and Hort

At the following web site you will find copious quotes from two biographies of the Deadly Duo, (W&H), written by their sons. Westcott and Hort are the two people most responsible for diverting trust from the Bible to a collection of corrupted Greek manuscripts known as the “Alexandrian” line. The King James Bible is based on the Textus Receptus, which has a much more numerous body of manuscripts and codexes, with much more internal consistency among them, and having the best corroboration from the writings of the earliest Christian writers and the earliest translations. Remember: even among the earliest believers, the scriptures that lasted the longest intact were the ones nobody used, and the scriptures that were most used were the ones first worn out.

Westcott and Hort: Fathers of modern Bible versions.

I skimmed it, but elsewhere before I have seen quotes from one of them.

Westcott and Hort, according to their own writings and biographies by their sons:

_1_Denied six-day Creation. (And apparently any miraculous Creation event)

_2_Denied Noah’s Flood was global.

_3_Believed in Darwin’s version of Evolution, expressed admiration for both the man and the book…

_4_Denied OT miracles and Jesus’ miracles, and thought anybody who believed in them was crazy.

_5_Denied the Resurrection.

_6_Denied atonement. (Considered it “heresy”) (Thought ransom offered to the Devil made more sense)

_7_Hated the Bible. (The King James Bible)

_8_Called the Textus Receptus “villainous”

_9_Considered the writings of the NT as equal historically to any other ancient writing.

_10_Denied Biblical infallibility.

_11_Compared the Greek philosophers favorably as against “anything in revelation”.

_12_Denied Hell.

_13_Hated “democracy”, the American kind.

_14_Wanted the South to win the American Civil War. (while expressing disdain for the inferior n—)

_15_Hort made a concentrated study of Communism, expressed “approaching” it.

_16_Denied heaven as anywhere else but on earth.

Isaiah 8:19 And when they shall say unto you, Seek unto them that have familiar spirits, and unto wizards that peep, and that mutter: should not a people seek unto their God? for the living to the dead?
20 To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them.
21 And they shall pass through it, hardly bestead and hungry: and it shall come to pass, that when they shall be hungry, they shall fret themselves, and curse their king and their God, and look upward.
22 And they shall look unto the earth; and behold trouble and darkness, dimness of anguish; and they shall be driven to darkness.


2 Responses to “Westcott and Hort”

  1. Henry Says:

    Many of the claims that are made about Westcott and Hort are blatant misrepresentations and include libelous misquotations (see http://www.westcotthort.com/). They may have not believed exactly like you do in every area, but they were good Christians of the Anglican variety … like King James and most of the KJV translators.

  2. trutherator Says:

    Baloney. A “good” Anglican is one who respects the word of God.

    Every single one of the points I listed above are accurate and documented, most of them coming originally from biographies written about them by their own sons. What are libelous are the accusations made against some of the people that have made these facts known in defense of the truth and of the Word of God.

    Jesus said “By their fruits ye shall know them”, so by his own admonitions we can see the evil tree based on their evil fruits –for example, in the new attitude that not every jot or tittle matter in the Word and some of the craziest excuses for modern translations.

    Like the preface I myself read to one of them, NIV I think, that said they took out the “thee” and “thy” for accuracy?! Are you kidding? Eliminating the only way to bring forward the way to distinguish the second person singular pronoun from the second person plural pronoun is called “more” accurate?

    And that’s only one of the thousands of facts that lead to the inevitable conclusions.

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