Augustine, in his 121th Epistle, otherwise Third, to Volusianus, Proconsul of Africa, Uncle to Melania the Younger, Numb. 3

Such is the depth of the Christian Scripture, that therein I could reap new advantage every day, if I had given myself over to the study of it alone, from my very first childhood even to decrepit old age, with the greatest leisure earnestest study, and a more happy genius; not that it is so difficult to attain to the knowledge of those things that are necessary to salvation; but after every man holds his faith there, without which he cannot live godly and righteously ; there are so many things wrapt up in such multiplicity of veils, that are to be understood by proficients, and there is such depth of wisdom couched, not only in the words whereby these things are expressed, but also in the things that are to be understood, that it fares with the most aged, the most acute, and those who are most desirous of learning, as the same Scripture has in a certain place, ” When a man has done, then he beginneth.”

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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