The Oracles of God Committed unto the Jews

Johnann Gerhard Theological Commonplaces: On the Nature of Theology and Scripture § 73. The canonical books of the Old Testament have the testimony of the Israelite church. Those controversial books [i.e. the Apocrypha] lack the testimony of the Israelite church. Therefore [the Apocrypha is not canonical]. Proof of the Major Premise. We prove the major… Read More The Oracles of God Committed unto the Jews

A Dialogue Between a Traditional Text Advocate and a Critical Text Advocate

While the following excerpt is over a hundred years old, the substance of its criticisms remains highly relevant today. The modern Nestle-Aland and United Bible Societies texts continue to follow the flawed text critical assumptions and methodologies of Westcott and Hort. As D. A. Carson recently stated: “The theories of Westcott and Hort… [are] almost… Read More A Dialogue Between a Traditional Text Advocate and a Critical Text Advocate

The Pericope Adulterae: A Floating Tradition?

The “floating tradition” argument against the authenticity of the Pericope Adulterae (PA), John 7:53-8:11, is summarized well by Bruce Metzger in 1964, “The pericope is obviously a piece of floating tradition which circulated in certain parts of the Western Church. It was subsequently inserted into various manuscripts at various places” (Text Of The New Testament,… Read More The Pericope Adulterae: A Floating Tradition?

The Providence of God in Preserving Scripture

We have written previously on The Preservation of Scripture that God has kept his written word pure for the Church through all ages in the Hebrew and Greek faithful copies (apographa). We continue in this post by precisely explaining how he did so “by his singular care and providence.” First we will briefly discuss the nature of providence, then distinguish… Read More The Providence of God in Preserving Scripture

Why the Story of the Woman Caught in Adultery Belongs in the Bible

Dr. Edward F. Hills, The King James Version Defended, pp. 150-159. The Woman Taken In Adultery (John 7:53-8:11) The story of the woman taken in adultery (called the pericope de adultera) has been rather harshly treated by the modern English versions. The R.V. and the A.S.V. put it in brackets; the R.S.V. relegates it to… Read More Why the Story of the Woman Caught in Adultery Belongs in the Bible