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Providentially Preserved?

By |October 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

The Doctrinal Various Readings of the New Testament Greek

By |September 26th, 2017|Categories: Comma Johanneum, Confessional Textual View, Textual Myths|Tags: , , , , |

Taken from R. L. Dabney's Discussions p.350 THE magnificent work whose name stands last in this list may be said to complete a marked stage in the progress, or at least in the rotation, of

Textual Criticism != Providential Preservation

By |December 1st, 2016|Categories: Confessional Textual View, Preservationist Textual Criticism|Tags: |

Textual Criticism does not equal Providential Preservation. In his latest Dividing Line, Mr. White calls the non-CT views among other things "dangerous, counter-productive, non-confessional, ahistorical and indefensible."  Now Mr. White holds to the mid-20th century

Follow Up: Codex Montfortianus, Erasmus, and 1 John 5:7

By |June 17th, 2016|Categories: Comma Johanneum, Confessional Textual View, Erasmus, Erasmus Myths, Greek Language, Post Slider on Main Page|Tags: , , , , , , |

In a previous article I addressed the issue of Codex Montfortianus and Erasmus and showed that the so called "British" Codex that Erasmus used could not be Codex Montfortianus.  I was pleased to find out

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

By |June 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

Matthew Henry, Cyprian, & the Comma

By |June 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

The Authentic Version of Scripture

By |June 13th, 2016|Categories: Doctrine of Scripture, Francis Turretin, Turretin's 21 Questions|Tags: , , |

QUESTION 11: Are the Hebrew version of the Old Testament and the Greek of the New the only authentic ones? Affirmative, against the Roman Catholics. I. Some versions of Scripture are original and primary, originally

The Authentic Version of Scripture

By |June 13th, 2016|Categories: Doctrine of Scripture, Francis Turretin, Turretin's 21 Questions|Tags: , , |

QUESTION 11: Are the Hebrew version of the Old Testament and the Greek of the New the only authentic ones? Affirmative, against the Roman Catholics. I. Some versions of Scripture are original and primary, originally

A Short Response to James White

By |June 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

Apparent Contradictions in Scripture

By |June 8th, 2016|Categories: Doctrine of Scripture, Francis Turretin, Turretin's 21 Questions|Tags: , |

QUESTION 5: Are there in Scripture true contradictions, or any irreconcilable passages, which cannot be resolved or harmonized in any way? Negative. I. When the divine quality of Scripture, which was argued in the preceding

Apparent Contradictions in Scripture

By |June 8th, 2016|Categories: Doctrine of Scripture, Francis Turretin, Turretin's 21 Questions|Tags: , |

QUESTION 5: Are there in Scripture true contradictions, or any irreconcilable passages, which cannot be resolved or harmonized in any way? Negative. I. When the divine quality of Scripture, which was argued in the preceding

Erasmian Myths: Revelation Back Translated from the Vulgate?

By |June 8th, 2016|Categories: Erasmus, Erasmus Myths|Tags: , , , |

One of the more notorious myths about Erasmus is that he backtranslated the last 6 verses of the book of Revelation.  There are many articles on the internet purporting to prove conclusively that Erasmus did

The Authority of Scripture

By |June 7th, 2016|Categories: Doctrine of Scripture, Francis Turretin, Turretin's 21 Questions|Tags: , , , |

QUESTION 4: Are the Holy Scriptures genuine and divine? Affirmative. I. The question of the authority (authoritas) of Scripture depends upon its origin, which has just been discussed. Since it is from God, it cannot

The Divine Imperative of Written Revelation

By |June 7th, 2016|Categories: Doctrine of Scripture, Francis Turretin, Turretin's 21 Questions|Tags: , , , |

QUESTION 3: Was the Holy Scripture written because of the circumstances of the time (occasionaliter), and without divine command? Negative, against the Roman Catholics. I. This question is debated between us and the Roman Catholics,

The Divine Imperative of Written Revelation

By |June 7th, 2016|Categories: Doctrine of Scripture, Francis Turretin, Turretin's 21 Questions|Tags: , , , |

QUESTION 3: Was the Holy Scripture written because of the circumstances of the time (occasionaliter), and without divine command? Negative, against the Roman Catholics. I. This question is debated between us and the Roman Catholics,

The Necessity of Verbal Revelation

By |June 7th, 2016|Categories: Doctrine of Scripture, Francis Turretin, Turretin's 21 Questions|Tags: , |

QUESTION 1: Was revelation by the word necessary? Affirmative. I. Since the word of God is the unique foundation (principium) of theology, its necessity is properly investigated at the very beginning: was it necessary for

Five Considerations About Arguments Based on Stylistic Differences

By |June 6th, 2016|Categories: Pericope de Adulterae, Post Slider on Main Page, Textual Criticism|Tags: , , , |

How should we think about arguments against the traditional human authorship of a certain passage or book of Scripture based on style and word choice, such as this one by Bart Ehrman: "its writing style

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

By |May 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

The Apostles and Prophets: Secretaries of the Holy Ghost

By |May 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

Making Mountains Out of Molehills – Part 2

By |April 15th, 2016|Categories: Critical Text Onlyism, James White, Pericope de Adulterae, Textual Criticism|Tags: , , , |

Making Mountains Out of Molehills Part 2 [Part 1][Part 3][Part 4] This is the 2nd part in the series covering Mr. White's Apologia episode. 31:00 People are afraid, they just want black and white 31:20

Response to James White on Augustine and the Pericope Adulterae

By |March 29th, 2016|Categories: Critical Text Onlyism, history, Pericope de Adulterae, Textual Criticism|Tags: , , , |

This post is in response to a few claims made in the video, Dr. White Answers Critics on Apologia TV, which James White recorded after our argument in the Reformed Pub Facebook group about the

William Whitaker on Augustine's View of the Apocrypha

By |March 29th, 2016|Categories: history|Tags: , , , , , |

We allow that the council of Carthage, and Gelasius with his seventy bishops, and Innocent, and Augustine, and Isidore call these books canonical. But the question is, in what sense they called them canonical. Now,

Erasmian Myths: The Comma Wager

By |March 2nd, 2016|Categories: Comma Johanneum, Erasmus, Erasmus Myths, history, James White, Textual Criticism|Tags: , , |

Erasmian Myths This year marks the 500th anniversary of the publication of Erasmus Greek New Testament and his Latin translation.  And next week at Houston Baptist University there will be a conference on Erasmus and

Upcoming posts

By |December 11th, 2015|Categories: Welcome|

It's been a while since I posted due to life, updating the site theme, adding more resources, finding more resources and so on.  That is changing.  At most, there may be one or two new

Welcome to Confessional Bibliology

By |December 11th, 2015|Categories: Welcome|

Welcome to the site for Confessional Bibliology. The purpose of this site is to provide resources, discussions, and analysis on the Confessional view of Scripture as found in the Reformed Confessions.  Here is a break