NT Manuscripts Made to Order (Erasmus and I Jn5.7)

By |2016-11-03T19:41:35+00:00June 15th, 2016|Categories: Comma Johanneum, Erasmus, Erasmus Myths, Greek Language, history, Home Page Slider, Post Slider on Main Page, Textual Criticism|Tags: , , , , , |

It is commonly known that Erasmus did not include a large section of 1 John 5:7 in the 1st and 2nd Editions of his Greek New Testament.  This is the so called Comma Johanneum,  “For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.” (KJV) Despite being accepted as Scripture by Christians for millenia, Erasmus did not include it because he could not […]

Matthew Henry, Cyprian, & the Comma

By |2016-11-03T19:41:35+00:00June 14th, 2016|Categories: Comma Johanneum, Confessional Textual View, Home Page Slider, James White, Preservationist Textual Criticism|Tags: , , , |

Matthew Henry on the Comma Johanneum, Cyprian, Thomas Aquinas, and the Complutensian Polyglot

This post originated from a meme and a post in the Confessional Bibliology Facebook group and from the claim of a popular evangelical that Cyprian did not quote 1 John 5:7.  This post also has the added benefit of dealing with the claim made online, in response to my previous post A Short Response to James White, that the […]

A Short Response to James White

By |2017-05-01T05:48:00+00:00June 13th, 2016|Categories: Confessional Textual View, Home Page Slider, James White, Post Slider on Main Page, Preservationist Textual Criticism, Textual Criticism|Tags: , , , , , , |

Faulty Facts and Assumptions

On Thursday, June 9th, James White posted in the Reformed Pub about the Comma Johanneum.  Like most of Mr. White’s previous interactions with those of us that hold to the Confessional view of Scripture, Mr. White failed to understand the key difference between our position and his, he then claimed victory, and did a Dividing Line episode engaging in ad hominems.  This time however he was called out for his […]

Francis Turretin’s Doctrine of Scripture

By |2017-10-30T15:19:13+00:00June 7th, 2016|Categories: Doctrine of Scripture, Francis Turretin, Home Page Slider, Index Posts, Turretin's 21 Questions|

Doctrine of Scripture

This begins a series of 21 blog posts taken from the PDF 21 Questions of the Doctrine of Scripture by Francis Turretin.  Other series will include the works of John Owen, John Gill, R.L. Dabney, Edward Leigh, etc.  Hopefully breaking out such writings in single posts will make them easier to find for reference and study.  This post will serve as the index post for the 21 following posts.  Each […]

Four Reasons to Reject the Floating Tradition Argument Against the Pericope Adulterae

By |2016-11-03T19:41:40+00:00May 20th, 2016|Categories: Home Page Slider, Pericope de Adulterae, Post Slider on Main Page, Textual Criticism|Tags: , |

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, pg. 320). The argument attempts to capitalize on the fact that the woman caught in adultery […]

The Apostles and Prophets: Secretaries of the Holy Ghost

By |2016-11-03T19:41:40+00:00May 16th, 2016|Categories: Confessional Textual View, Home Page Slider, Inspiration, Organic Inspiration, Post Slider on Main Page, Reformed Inspiration|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

“The Scripture is the Word of God written in a language fit for the Church by men immediately called to be the Clerkes, or Secretaries of the Holy Ghost, 2 Peter 1:21: ‘For prophecie came not in old time by the will of man, but the holy men of God spake as they were carried and mooved by the holy Ghost.‘”

William Perkins, Works, 2:647.

Orthodox Christians all affirm that every word of Scripture has been completely […]