hate to say this but this part of the Bible is not in all the older manuscripts. I wouldn’t use it for any debate.
However, the only thing that is righteous about the chairman in chief coming out of the closet in regards to supporting this abomination is that he is finally telling the truth. Not flip-flopping or turning around or repenting, just finally telling the truth.
I know. It was later added onto the end of John 7. I was merely responding to someone who was using it to make a point.
It’s in the Byzantine, and that’s good enough for me. Much of the focus on the physical age of Biblical manuscripts is misleading. The oldest manuscripts were also like the least used by the active church. No, I am not a crypto-King James Onlyist. But I do think the Byzantine tradition (majority text) is grossly underrated, primarily due to the blind acceptance of various presumptions of the theologically liberal German school.