The doctrine of the Trinity is at stake in this verse. The issue of translational philosophy is at stake. This verse helps demonstrate the detrimental effects that result in adopting non-orthodox views of Scripture.
In this article, I will present a positive defense for the authenticity and, consequently the authority, of the Comma Johanneum by examining the extant MSS evidence, the historical evidence, and the internal evidence.
In this post, I will attempt to demonstrate how White's arguments are not consistent with the historic, Reformed doctrine of Scripture; I will also show how his arguments, which are representative of the evangelical who holds to modern textual criticism, are founded on arbitrary assertions.
Just as God was careful to inspire the original text of Scripture, so was he careful to preserve that text for his people.
The purpose of this article is to provide a very brief overview of the data, and to demonstrate that a proper (i.e., confessional) analysis of that data leads to the indisputable fact that the last twelve verses of Mark are in fact inspired and authoritative.
The fact that perplexes me, however, is that those who are speaking against injustice use the phrase "Black Lives Matter" as their slogan. It perplexes me that so many people can be so blatantly hypocritical.
In summary, the Confessional Text position holds that the Word of God was (and is) providentially preserved by God's special care and providence to the extent that the Scripture was kept pure in all ages.
Since God inspired and preserved the text of Scripture down through the ages, we can know with absolutely certainty that the Scriptures are the very Word of God. Therefore, we may rest assured in the hope of the gospel that has been passed down to us in the Bible.
In other words, if at any point in time the Word of God was not kept pure, then the promise of God was left unfulfilled. This is why Owen said that the principal of treating the Scripture simply as an ancient document borders on atheism.
The goal of family worship is to glorify God by training our children to glorify God by worshipping him through the means which he has given to us: his Word, song, and prayer. In other words, family worship is doxological education.