Originally Posted by Joan
Ron, I read through the thread again, but can't find specific on confessional bias. Does that mean a bias towards a one-time confession of faith, once saved always saved theology?
a 'confession' is a particular denomination.
a confessional bias is a bias toward the doctrines of that denomination
For example, one Protestant translation has a bias against the idea of Sacred Tradition, so every time the word tradition occurs in the text in a positive context, they translate it as 'teaching' and everytime the same word occurs in a negative context (such as referring to the Pharisees), they translate it as tradition.