February 21, 2011

Westcott and Hort, the most evillest evil villains in history ever

Five years ago, I wrote a post about my experiences with KJV-only nitwits, basically outlining how they use the 19th-century biblical scholars and textual critics, Brooke Foss Westcot and Fenton John Anthony Hort, as a sort of dumping ground for every imagined evil possible.

Now we can add yet another sin to the cup of wrath stored up for them:

[19th-century Baptist preacher Charles] Spurgeon was and is one of my favorites. Although he claimed to be calvinist [sic] he also believed in free will and sinning away the day of grace. He also claimed that calvanism [sic] started with westcott [sic] and Hort. He defintely [sic] was not a calvinist [sic] that thought you didn't have a choice in the matter

No. really.

Although it's difficult to know where to begin dismantling this pack of nonsense, the word "anachronism" does float through my mind. "If it started with Westcott and Hort, why is it named after Calvin?" also occurs.

The poster claims that she thinks she saw this "in his Soul Winning [sic] book." Not likely. I think Spurgeon knew better.