The Theology of the Text: What Does it Mean to Have Certainty in Scripture?

This article is the ninth in the series called “The Theology of the Text,” designed to cover the topic of the text in short, accessible articles. The Theology of the Text: What Does it Mean to Have Certainty in Scripture?  The most important experiential practice for a Christian when they read their Bible is believingContinue reading “The Theology of the Text: What Does it Mean to Have Certainty in Scripture?”

The Theology of The Text: Why Not the Modern Critical Text?

This article is the eighth in the series called “The Theology of the Text,” designed to cover the topic of the text in short, accessible articles.  The Theology of The Text: Why Not the Modern Critical Text? Many Christians in today’s context have never been introduced to the text-criticism discussion beyond what John Piper orContinue reading “The Theology of The Text: Why Not the Modern Critical Text?”

The Theology of the Text: Why the Received Text?

This article is the seventh in the series called “The Theology of the Text,” designed to cover the topic of the text in short, accessible articles.  The Theology of the Text: Why the Received Text? A problem introduced to the people of God in the modern church is the endless number bibles available. This isContinue reading “The Theology of the Text: Why the Received Text?”

The Theology of the Text: How Do We Make Determinations?

This article is the sixth in the series called “The Theology of the Text,” designed to cover the topic of the text in short, accessible articles.  The Theology of the Text: How Do We Make Determinations? One of the most common impacts of modern criticism is that Christians have been taught for the last severalContinue reading “The Theology of the Text: How Do We Make Determinations?”

The Theology of the Text: How Should Evidence Be Used?

This article is the fifth in the series called “The Theology of the Text,” designed to cover the topic of the text in short, accessible articles.  The Theology of the Text: How Should Evidence Be Used? There are approximately 5100 to 5600 extant Biblical manuscripts today, depending on how they are counted. Some scholars estimateContinue reading “The Theology of the Text: How Should Evidence Be Used?”

The Theology of the Text: Is “Text Criticism” Necessary?

This article is the fourth in the series called “The Theology of the Text,” designed to cover the topic of the text in short, accessible articles.  The Theology of the Text Part IV: Is “Text Criticism” Necessary?? Due to the nature of transmission, or how the Bible was copied and used, comparing and correcting manuscriptsContinue reading “The Theology of the Text: Is “Text Criticism” Necessary?”

The Theology of the Text: Who Gives Authority to Scripture?

This article is the third in the series called “The Theology of the Text,” designed to cover the topic of the text in short, accessible articles.  The Theology of the Text Part III: Scripture as Self-Authenticating The doctrine of the self-authenticating (αυτοπιστος) Scriptures has been largely neglected in the modern Reformed-ish church. This is theContinue reading “The Theology of the Text: Who Gives Authority to Scripture?”

The Theology of the Text: What is Preservation?

This article is the second in the series called “The Theology of the Text,” designed to cover the topic of the text in short, accessible articles.  The Theology of the Text Part II: What is Preservation?  In the modern church, there has been a concentrated effort to redefine what the word “preserved” means as itContinue reading “The Theology of the Text: What is Preservation?”

The Theology of the Text: What is Scripture?

This article is the first in the series called “The Theology of the Text,” designed to cover the topic of the text in short, accessible articles.  The Theology of the Text Part I: What is Scripture? Christian theology is built from the ground up from Scripture. Without Scripture, there is no stability to the ChristianContinue reading “The Theology of the Text: What is Scripture?”