Select quotes from the Introduction of “An Exegetical Grounding for a Standard Sacred Text”

“How one interprets the Bible depends wholly on one’s a priori acceptance of the Scripture as God’s Word” (4).

“The ‘house of the Lord’ [Ps. 27:4] has always been the best place to do theology” (26).

“Like so many other things God allows in his providence, the ‘industrial grade’ bible exists for the Church to grow stronger by its rejection” (33).

“Scripture’s preservation is first recognized intuitively” (34).

“Preservation is incontrovertibly linked with inspiration” (35).

“Providential preservation does not exist within the observable boundaries of scientific categories to be classified, nor can it be observed till after the fact” (36).

“The Bible cannot be what it says it is if God did not providentially preserve it for us” (44).

Published by Dr. Peter Van Kleeck, Sr.

Dr. Peter William Van Kleeck, Sr. : B.A., Grand Rapids Baptist College, 1986; M.A.R., Westminster Theological Seminary, 1990; Th.M., Calvin Theological Seminary, 1998; D. Min, Bob Jones University, 2013. Dr. Van Kleeck was formerly the Director of the Institute for Biblical Textual Studies, Grand Rapids, MI, (1990-1994) lecturing, researching and writing in the defense of the Masoretic Hebrew text, Greek Received Text and King James Bible. His published works include, "Fundamentalism’s Folly?: A Bible Version Debate Case Study" (Grand Rapids: Institute for Biblical Textual Studies, 1998); “We have seen the future and we are not in it,” Trinity Review, (Mar. 99); “Andrew Willet (1562-1621: Reformed Interpretation of Scripture,” The Banner of Truth, (Mar. 99); "A Primer for the Public Preaching of the Song of Songs" (Outskirts Press, 2015). Dr. Van Kleeck is the pastor of the Providence Baptist Church in Manassas, VA where he has ministered for the past twenty-one years. He is married to his wife of 43 years, Annette, and has three married sons, one daughter and eighteen grandchildren.

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