Constantine von Tischendorf discovered the Codex Sinaiticus at St. Catherine’s Monastery (Mount Sinai). It is significant to remember that it was the premise of Tischendorf that the Textus Receptus, which had been used by the Christian Church for 1850 years (in his day), was to be REJECTED, because (according to him) it were erroneous & false texts.


He never proved or demonstrated the errors in the Textus Receptus ... this was simply what he had been taught by his university professors. At the time, Tischendorf was at the apex of German textual criticism, and had (unfortunately) accepted the premise which his God-hating professors had taught him: namely that the Bible is fake, the texts of the Bible are fake and we can never really know what was in the original letters of the Bible. The fact that most of these professors were enemies of the Bible and hated God has often overlooked.

Having accepted the premises of his professors, Tischendorf decided to find the "real" Bible on his own.

Following in the tradition of "textual criticism," he began substituting other Greek Texts for the traditional Textus Receptus Tischendorf believed that the Church had been deceived for over 1,800 years.

Sadly, he did not accept that the Bible was the inspired word of God.  As a matter of fact, I have never seen any evidence that Tischendorf even claimed to have been a Christian.


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