Indeed, these are the go to guys if you want to learn how to manipulate your audience’s emotions by misusing, misinterpreting, misapplying, mishandling and misunderstanding the Bible’s contents, concepts and contexts and thereby take texts out of context to make pretexts for prooftexts.
For a supposed expert Biblical scholar, Bart Ehrman does not seem to understand how to handle the contents, concepts and contexts of the Bible. This may be why he is known as a very good textual critic specifically but is equally known as a poor representative of Judeo-Christian theology and a chronic mishandler of the text.
Hereinafter, we will consider occurrences at the Greer-Heard Forum of 2008 AD.
The forum’s topic was the reliability of New Testament manuscripts as pointers to the original text.
The lectures and discussions primarily featured Dan Wallace (Dallas Theological Seminary) and Bart Ehrman (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) with contributions by Michael Holmes (Bethel University), Dale Martin (Yale University), David Parker (Birmingham University) and William Warren (New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary).
Considering that his book “Misquoting Jesus” explored the issue of variant readings in New Testament manuscripts it may be surprising to some that Bart Ehrman’s book itself contains millions and millions of variants.
"But remember, dear friends, that the apostles of our Master, Jesus Christ, told us this would happen: 'In the last days there will be people who...make a religion of their own whims and lusts'" (Jude v. 17-18, The Message trans.)