- Has the Bible Been Kept Pure?
- A History Over the Debate of 1 John 5:7,8
- The Ecclesiastical Text
- In Defense of the Authenticity of 1 John 5:7
- The Church & The Bible
- Thou Shalt Keep Them
- Hebrew and Talmudical Exercitations
- Encouragements to a Reformation
- The Answer to the preface of the Rhemish Testament
- Confutation of the Rhemist Testament
- JCR Vol. 12 No. 02: Symposium on the Biblical Text and Literature
In Defense of the Authenticity of 1 John 5:7 sheds a strong light on the issues radiating from one controversial verse in one of Johns three New Testament letters. Some manuscripts refer to a phrase called the Johannine Commacentering on the Father, the Word, and the Holy Spiritwhile others do not. Chris Pappas, a seasoned pastor steeped in Greek culture, sifts through the scholarly evidence from hundreds of surviving copies of the Greek-language letters. He surveys and analyzes the arguments from biblical scholars who support and who oppose the Commas inclusion. Finally, he presents the reasons for regarding the Comma as a true part of the Word of God in Scripture and for returning it to Johns letter.
Embarking on a survey of the manuscripts, their condition, their roles in the churchs theology, and their place in doctrinal controversies, In Defense of the Authenticity of 1 John 5:7 makes a thorough and intricate study of the passage. The journey is somewhat demanding, but the reward for persistence is a deeper appreciation for the meaning for wordsthese few words in particular.