God’s beloved Word – you bet I study it daily. Yes, as a Bible teacher, since my ministry is teaching the New Testament both in Spanish and in Greek. But more fundamentally I read the Bible simply as a Christian, because it is through the reading, meditation, and obedience of God’s Word that we grow as believers. 
Therefore it concerns me when I read about a supposed conspiracy, made up of people who secretly despise God’s Word and are paving the way for antichrist, out to destroy the Bible and leave us in the dark. These charges are leveled against the Nestle-Aland edition of the Greek New Testament, the very “critical” edition I and my students read and interpret. 
That’s why I am impelled to read up on the so-called Alexandrian Conspiracy to ruin the Bible. If it is a real and present danger, I want to know. If it is a false alarm, then I must communicate that to you, the readers.
If the critical edition of the New Testament be treason against God’s Holy Word, then it’s the most poorly executed conspiracy in the history of Bible study.
Let’s see why. One extreme theory has it that any manuscripts that were produced in Egypt were deliberately corrupted: Peter Ruckman  states that Alexandrian manuscripts from Egypt were perverted and mixed with Gnostic and with Arian ideas. Unfortunately, neither Ruckman or his followers seems to be familiar with what were historical Gnostic teachings (they include a rejection of the Genesis account of creation, the incarnation of Christ, his death on the cross, the resurrection, the second coming). Nor do they know that Arian doctrine deeply contradicts Gnosticism. Gail Riplinger adds that these manuscripts were a Satanic plot to remove the deity of Christ, salvation by faith in Christ alone, and that they were designed to prepare the church to accept the antichrist’s one world religion. She does not read Greek, and like many people in this camp, there always hangs the insinuation that those who have training in this field have been “brainwashed” and are worse than useless.
Very well. I propose a test.
I have chosen a book of the New Testament at random, Paul’s Epistle to Titus, since it is long enough to be a significant case study but not too long. Yet it is loaded with doctrine, including the sovereignty of God, the absolute need for his grace in salvation, the deity of Christ, the requirement for personal godliness, the preaching of God’s Word, (more…)