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Offline Paulus

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Back in the early 1900s Henry Grey Graham wrote some words which are as true today as they were when he first wrote them .

He wrote : " Amid the general jubilation over the three hundredth anniversary of the appearance of King James's version of the Bible, I think it would be a pity if we did not make mention of that great Church to which, under God, we owe our possession of the sacred Scriptures—I mean of course, the Roman Catholic Church. Without striking one single jarring note, I hope, in the universal chorus, yet I feel it would be rather ungenerous, and indeed historically unjust, did we not turn our eyes at least in passing to that venerable figure standing in the background surveying our celebrations, and, as it were, saying, 'Rejoice over it, but remember it was from me you got it'. As a Scotsman, who cannot forget that it is the Bible that has made Scotland largely what she is today, I yield to no one in veneration of the inspired Scriptures and in admiration of the incomparably beautiful Authorised Version. Still, honour to whom honour. We shall only be awarding a just meed of praise and gratitude if we frankly and thankfully recognise that it is to a council (or councils) of the R.C. Church that we owe the collection of the separate books into our present Canon of the New Testament, and that to the loving care and devoted labour of the monks and scholars of that Church all through the ages we are indebted, not only for the multiplication and distribution of the sacred volume among the faithful when as yet no printing press existed, but even for the preservation of the Book from corruption and destruction. It is, then, undoubtedly true to say that, in the present order of Providence, it is owing to the Roman Catholic Church that we have a Bible at all. And no one will be a bit the worse Christian and Bible­lover if he remembers this notable year that it is to the Mother Church of Christendom he must look if he would behold the real preserver, defender, and transmitter of the 'Word that endureth for ever.' "

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Re: The Real Preserver, Defender, and Transmitter of the Word of God
« Reply #1 on: Sun May 17, 2015 - 07:47:10 »
Not a word about Who is the Real Preserver, Defender and Transmitter of the Word of God, namely, God Himself.  Interesting.  Without a doubt the RCC played a role, but by no means was the RCC the prime mover. 

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Re: The Real Preserver, Defender, and Transmitter of the Word of God
« Reply #2 on: Sun May 17, 2015 - 08:10:34 »
Not a word about Who is the Real Preserver, Defender and Transmitter of the Word of God, namely, God Himself.  Interesting.  Without a doubt the RCC played a role, but by no means was the RCC the prime mover.

 ::nodding:: ::amen!::

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Re: The Real Preserver, Defender, and Transmitter of the Word of God
« Reply #3 on: Sun May 17, 2015 - 23:23:48 »
Not a word about Who is the Real Preserver, Defender and Transmitter of the Word of God, namely, God Himself.  Interesting.  Without a doubt the RCC played a role, but by no means was the RCC the prime mover.

Yes, God Himself, working through His Church here on earth.

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Re: The Real Preserver, Defender, and Transmitter of the Word of God
« Reply #4 on: Mon May 18, 2015 - 06:46:07 »
Not a word about Who is the Real Preserver, Defender and Transmitter of the Word of God, namely, God Himself.  Interesting.  Without a doubt the RCC played a role, but by no means was the RCC the prime mover.

Yes, God Himself, working through His Church here on earth.

I repeat  --

Not a word about Who is the Real Preserver, Defender and Transmitter of the Word of God, namely, God Himself.  Interesting.  Without a doubt the RCC played a role, but by no means was the RCC the prime mover.

Moreover, the RCC is not His Church here on earth.  There are, clearly, those within the RCC that are among the members of His Church here on earth.  But His Church here on earth is the entire body of believers, the children of God.

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Re: The Real Preserver, Defender, and Transmitter of the Word of God
« Reply #5 on: Mon May 18, 2015 - 06:56:42 »
Not a word about Who is the Real Preserver, Defender and Transmitter of the Word of God, namely, God Himself.  Interesting.  Without a doubt the RCC played a role, but by no means was the RCC the prime mover.

Yes, God Himself, working through His Church here on earth.

God Himself working in and through His body through the Holy Spirit here on earth.

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Re: The Real Preserver, Defender, and Transmitter of the Word of God
« Reply #6 on: Mon May 18, 2015 - 08:23:56 »
It is, then, undoubtedly true to say that, in the present order of Providence, it is owing to the Roman Catholic Church that we have a Bible at all. And no one will be a bit the worse Christian and Bible­lover if he remembers this notable year that it is to the Mother Church of Christendom he must look if he would behold the real preserver, defender, and transmitter of the 'Word that endureth for ever.' "

Except that runs counter to what Paul wrote:

Romans 3:1 Then what advantage has the Jew? Or what is the benefit of circumcision? 2 Great in every respect. First of all, that they were entrusted with the oracles of God.

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Re: The Real Preserver, Defender, and Transmitter of the Word of God
« Reply #7 on: Mon May 18, 2015 - 09:30:24 »
It is, then, undoubtedly true to say that, in the present order of Providence, it is owing to the Roman Catholic Church that we have a Bible at all. And no one will be a bit the worse Christian and Bible­lover if he remembers this notable year that it is to the Mother Church of Christendom he must look if he would behold the real preserver, defender, and transmitter of the 'Word that endureth for ever.' "

Except that runs counter to what Paul wrote:

Romans 3:1 Then what advantage has the Jew? Or what is the benefit of circumcision? 2 Great in every respect. First of all, that they were entrusted with the oracles of God.

Well, Paulus is incorrect but so are you.
Paul wrote in the past tense, because the Jews were entrusted with the oracles of God...but then they blew it and the gospel was given to the gentiles.

Fortunately for us neither the Catholic Church nor the Jews are the "real preservers and transmitters" of the Word of God.

 

     
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