In episode three of the Textual Confidence Collective Mark Ward makes the following observation, “If the Spirit is going to guide us into all truth, I’m expecting that people in the history of the Church would, you know, largely be getting things like this right and I could not find anybody who used Psalm 12:7 and especially the second half of that ‘thou shalt preserve them form this generation forever’ I couldn’t find anybody in the history of the Church until King James Onlyism. I could be wrong though. I’m trying to find as many references as I can” [08:30].
And wrong he is. Dr. Van Kleeck Sr. has dealt with this extensively in his book, An Exegetical Grounding for a Standard Sacred Text. He has also dealt with it several times on this blog, here and here for example, but thanks to Dr. Riddle, the instruction continues.
In response to Wards claim that Psalm 12:7 wasn’t used regarding preservation until KJVO, Dr. Riddle has devoted Word Magazine #245 to helping Ward with some of his research. I mean, what are friends for? You can listen to Riddle’s response below. Blessings.