Lynn Austin’s New Book

I’m reading Lynn Austin’s latest book, Where We Belong, which is a well-written Christian historical fiction story.

It’s a story based on the life of Agnes and Margaret Smith.  They were looking for a bible manuscript, which they later found on their travels.  It was a corrupt perversion of the bible, called the Codex Sinaiticus

Corrupt Path – The ‘Minority Text’ consists of only 5% of existing manuscripts. The main texts, Sinaiticus and Vaticanus, contradict each other over 3,000 times in the gospels alone, and they disagree with the ‘Majority Text’ in 13,000 places.

Amazingly, modern Bible versions like the NIV and ESV are based on these ‘Minority Text’ manuscripts.

Sinaiticus and Vaticanus were written from 300-400 A.D., so because they’re ‘ancient’, modern Bible translators mistakenly think that they must be better.

Even though this discovery of theirs was corrupt, and useless, I’m going to finish reading the book, because it’s well written, interesting, and it will give me some insight into how some people think and are swayed, because of their lack of knowledge about the bible and it’s translations.


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