Wed. Sep 28th, 2022

    A Lamp in the Dark Documentaries

    Also see Lamp in the Dark interview series explaining the behind the scenes and the producer of the series being interviewed! (Episodes 1-29)

    A Lamp in the Dark The Untold History of the Bible Full Movie

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    A Lamp in the Dark is an exciting new documentary that unfolds the fascinating “untold” history of the Bible, revealing critical information often overlooked in modern histories.  Enter into a world of saints and martyrs battling against spies, assassins and wolves in sheep’s clothing. 

    Throughout the Middle Ages, the Papal Inquisition forbade biblical translation, threatening imprisonment and death to those who disobeyed.  Learn the stories of valiant warriors of the faith, such as John Wycliffe, William Tyndale, Martin Luther, the ancient Waldenses, Albigenses and others who hazarded their lives for the sake of sharing the Gospel light with a world drowning in darkness.

    Once the common people were able to read the Bible, the world was turned upside down through the Protestant Reformation.  The Reformers subdued whole kingdoms by preaching the grace of God, and exposing the unbiblical doctrines of Rome.  In response, the Vatican would launch a Counter Reformation to destroy the work of the Reformers, including the bibles they produced.

    Tares Among The Wheat Sequel to – A Lamp In The Dark

    In the 19th century, a revolution in biblical scholarship was prompted by the publication of a never-before-seen manuscript called Codex Sinaiticus.  The work was allegedly “discovered” by a German scholar named Constantine von Tischendorf, who declared this to be the oldest Bible ever found.  Tischendorf said he found the work in a rubbish basket at a Greek Orthodox monastery in Egypt.  While many in the academic world did not fully believe his story, they were willing to accept his claims about the antiquity of the codex. 

    Yet shortly after his discovery was published, a renowned Greek paleographer named Constantine Simonides came forward and declared that the manuscript was no ancient text at all, but had been created by him in 1840.  The controversy surrounding these events is, perhaps, the most incredible untold chapter in Bible history.  It involves Jesuits, the Pope, a high-minded German, a committee of Anglo Romanists, and a mysterious Greek patriot.  It is a story that (while quite true and well documented) a vast majority of modern academics know nothing about.  Yet the subject matter dramatically impacts the world of biblical scholarship, even to this present hour. Most of what today’s scholars believe about manuscript evidence is based on the events of this era, and the footnotes in your Bible are the proof of it. 

    Topics discussed in this documentary:
    1 ) New details about the Counter Reformation and its origins
    2) Answers arguments concerning the Waldenses, Albigenses, Paulicans — and the accusation that they were “Manichean heretics.”
    3) History of how the Papacy was established in 606 A.D.
    4) Italian missionary explains Rome’s works gospel vs. the gospel of grace
    5) The Jesuit plan to seize control of the Bible.
    6) The Oxford Movement and its use of “Protestants” as secret agents for Rome.
    7) The Jesuit origins of higher criticism as a weapon against the Bible.
    8) Rome’s history of creating forged manuscripts and fake relics.
    9) The never-before-told history of Codex Sinaiticus and Codex Vaticanus. 
    10) Westcott, Hort and the Revision of 1881.

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    A Lamp In The Dark Part 03 – Bridge To Babylon Rome, Ecumenism & The Bible

    In 1881, two scholars named Westcott and Hort published a revision of the New Testament that would send shockwaves through the academic world.  Their new textual theory declared that the King James Version (which had been trusted for centuries) was full of errors.  Sacred readings, long cherished by the faithful, were now declared to be forgeries. The world was informed that the book, which had been called the inerrant Word of God, was in need of correction.

    The new theory claimed that recently recovered manuscripts revealed a truer version of Scripture.  Yet others warned that these manuscripts were, in fact, the creation of early Gnostic heretics that had been rightly abandoned centuries before.   Was the new revision filled with ancient corruptions?

    Follow the story of the Bible’s controversial history into the twentieth century, as the work of Westcott and Hort would transform biblical scholarship, inspire the work of various Bible Societies, and pave the way for the cause of ecumenical unity between Evangelical Protestants and Rome.

    INFORMATION COVERED IN THIS DOCUMENTARY:

    1) The history of the Revision of the Bible in 1881.

    2) The objections of Dean John W. Burgon concerning the “new Greek text” invented by Anglican scholars, B.F. Westcott and F.J.A. Hort.

    3) The analysis of George Sayles Bishop, R.L. Dabney and William G. Blaikie who likewise opposed the Revision of Westcott and Hort in the 19th century.

    4) Proof that the purpose of the Revision was to overthrow the Received Text of the Protestant Reformation.

    5) The warnings of Dr. F.H.A. Scrivener who declared that the theory behind the new Greek text was based on conjecture and fantasy.

    6) The “Romish” doctrines of Westcott and Hort, as revealed in their letters, along with admissions of willful deception and heresy.

    7) The warnings of early Church fathers concerning the corruptions of Gnostic heretics who altered ancient manuscripts in the early centuries.

    8) Examples from the Critical Text of what are believed to be Gnostic influences that currently influence the majority of modern bibles. 

    9) How the work of Westcott and Hort was transformed into the Nestle-Aland Greek text, used by the vast majority of Bible colleges and universities, as well as most Bible translations. 

    10) The beliefs of Dr. Kurt Aland (the chief influence behind the Nestle-Aland Greek text) who denied the apostolic authorship of the New Testament, and suggested that Jesus may have been a mere “phantom.”

    11) The influence of Dr. Bruce Metzger, a leading Bible critic of the 20th century (who worked on the RSV and NRSV translations) and his denial of the authorship of Moses in the Old Testament.

    12) The influence of William Cameron Townsend, founder of Wycliffe Bible Translators, and Dr. Eugene Nida, father of the dynamic equivalence method of Bible translation (i.e. paraphrase). 

    13) The development of “bridge bibles” and what they mean.

    14) The discovery of the Bodmer Papyri by a Jesuit priest.

    15) Proof that the discovery of the Bodmer Papyri is associated with ancient Gnostic groups from the Nag Hammadi region of Egypt.

    16) The influence of Rome, her Jesuits, and the ecumenical movement in the development of a single Greek text, as the “one world Bible” to unify all churches.

    17) Discussion with Dr. James White (author of The King James Only Controversy) concerning his defense of the Critical Text and modern versions in general.

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