The Doctrine Relating to Canon – Method of Faith – 2

By | 2018-05-17T07:56:24+00:00 May 17th, 2018|Categories: The Canon, The Canon 2 Parts by Louis Gaussen|Tags: |

CHAPTER II

OBJECTIONS TO THE METHOD OF SCIENCE.

410. This method of science, which can render such valuable service to the cause of God as long as it is not allowed to pass the limits of its legitimate use, is, nevertheless, exposed to grave objections, when persons are disposed to follow it without, at the same time, making use of the method of faith.

Section First,
Its Novelty.

411. An […]

The Doctrine Relating to Canon – Method of Faith

By | 2018-05-17T07:52:14+00:00 March 5th, 2018|Categories: The Canon, The Canon 2 Parts by Louis Gaussen|Tags: |

The Doctrine Relating to Canon

THE METHOD OF FAITH

by Louis Gaussen

401. We are come to what, after all, forms the surest foundation of our confidence relative to the entire collection of the Scriptures.

But it will be necessary, before entering on this important subject, to premise two observations.

The first is, that our inquiry is no longer confined to the New Testament. Henceforward we shall treat of the entire canon.

In the second […]

William Whitaker on the Canon – Part 2

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CHAPTER IV.
WHEREIN THE ARGUMENT OF THE ADVERSARIES IS PROPOSED AND CONFUTED.

Having now premised a brief explanation of these matters, we will come to the discussion of the cause and question proposed. And first, we shall have to treat of the six entire books, Tobit, Judith, Wisdom, Ecclesiasticus, and the two books of Maccabees, all together; and then, of those several books taken separately, as likewise of those fragments and parts of books, Esther, […]

William Whitaker on the Canon – Part 1

By | 2018-01-22T19:36:44+00:00 January 22nd, 2018|Categories: The Canon, William Whitaker|Tags: , , |

THE FIRST CONTROVERSY.
QUESTION I.
CHAPTER I.
WHEREIN THIS WHOLE CONTROVERSY IS DISTRIBUTED INTO ITS PARTICULAR QUESTIONS.

We will lay the foundation of this controvery in those words of Christ which are to be found in the fifth chapter of St John’s Gospel at the thirty-ninth verse: Ερευνατε τας γραφας; Search the Scriptures. Christ had been commended to the Jews by the testimony of John the Baptist. That testimony was most true and honourable; and could not […]

The Doctrine Relating to Canon – Part 1

By | 2018-01-21T22:45:54+00:00 January 21st, 2018|Categories: The Canon|Tags: |

THE DOCTRINE RELATING TO THE CANON.

The doctrine which concerns the canon of Scripture is this that God himself has made Himself its guarantee, that His almighty providence is engaged for the preservation of this sacred deposit, that He has guarded, now guards, and will guard it, till heaven and earth have passed away. In more precise terms, it is, that God, by a secret and perpetual agency, watches over His written “Word, because He watches […]

Kruger, White, & Lovecraft Walk Into a Bar

By | 2018-02-14T08:12:53+00:00 January 21st, 2018|Categories: Longer Ending of Mark, Pericope de Adulterae, The Canon|Tags: , , , |

Kruger, White, & Lovecraft Walk Into a Bar

At the recent G3 conference in Georgia, Dr. Michael Kruger & Mr. James White had a discussion on the Doctrine of the Canon*. The first part of the discussion was actually quite profitable, apart from Mr. White attempting to make it all about him. During the first part, both stated unequivocally that we must appeal to Scripture to inform us about how we are to authenticate the books […]