Providentially Preserved?

By |2018-01-14T23:51:34+00:00October 12th, 2017|Categories: Providential Preservation, Reformers|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Within Christendom there are two opposing views concerning the intent of the phrase by His [God’s] singular care and providence, [the Scriptures are] kept pure in all ages.  Does it refer to a generic preservation that doesn’t guarantee textual purity throughout the historic life of God’s people, the Church?  And does it require the Church to turn to atheists, theological liberals, and papists to provide us with our Scripture?  Or does it refer to something more. […]

John Owen on Providential Preservation

By |2017-09-10T08:07:05+00:00September 10th, 2017|Categories: John Owen, Preservationist Textual Criticism|Tags: |

Below, John Owen provides 12 arguments in support of the Doctrine of Providential Preservation:

We add, that the whole Scripture, entire as given out from God, without any loss, is preserved in the copies of the originals yet remaining; what varieties there are among the copies themselves shall be afterward declared. In them all, we say, is every letter and tittle of the word. These copies, we say, are the rule, standard, and touchstone of all […]