In your last answer to me about hell and on your homepage, you mention this guy Origen. So who was he and what did he do for you to call him a “meddler”?
His name was Origen Adamantius (184-254 A.D.), a 3rd century scholar and theologian in Alexandria, Egypt. To let you know how this guy thought, according to the church historian Eusebius, he actually castrated himself, saying he wanted to be in obedience to Matthew 19:12. I’m sorry to say it this way, but the guy was a nut case. Some of his contemporaries even thought Origen was a devil.
It’s well documented that he believed Christ was created by God, he denied the physical resurrection of believers, he believed in the pre-existence of souls before they joined to the flesh, etc., etc., etc. Just these are enough to make you shudder. He didn’t even believe in the virgin birth of the Lord.
Now, considering someone who has belief’s like this, would you want him re-writing the words of the scriptures? Well, he did. Origen didn’t believe that the Apostles were educated enough to actually tell us what God intended for us to know. Sort of reminds me of the serpent in the garden of Eden telling Eve “God didn’t really mean what He said, now did He?”. Genesis 3:1 Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden? 3:2 And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden: 3:3 But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die. 3:4 And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die:
Just plumb evil… Well, that’s how Origen thought too. Sounds like he took lessons from the serpent, doesn’t it? He obtained the Holy Scripture in the common Greek language from Antioch, Syria, and commenced to re-write the scriptures into his own twisted mess. From his meddling, we wound up with what’s known as the Alexandrian Text. From the Alexandrian Text, we wound up with the Westcott and Hort Text, which is what gave us the newer versions.
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