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John Owen on the Word of God

With being on the fence regarding Bible versions and reading up on the issue once again i found an interesting quote from John Owen.

Let it be remembered that the vulgar copy we use was the public possession of many generations that upon the invention of printing it was in actual authority throughout the world with them that used and understood that language, as far as any thing appears to the contrary; let that, then, pass for the standard, which is confessedly its right and due, and we shall, God assisting, quickly see how little reason there is to pretend such varieties of readings as we are now surprised withal. (Owen: 366)

Owen does not seek the non-existent autographs (originals)…

the purity of the present original copies of the Scripture, or rather copies in the original languages, which the Church of God doth now and hath for many ages enjoyed as her chiefest treasure. (Owen: 353)

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I'm a child of the King, my Father who is in Heaven, by the precious blood of His eternal Son, Jesus Christ. I am married with children and currently reside in Pennsylvania. I am a Pastor with the Association of Charismatic Reformed Churches (ACRC) working as an Urban Missionary in Chester, PA. Throughout my time in ministry God has also blessed me with opportunities for formal education by which I earned my terminal degree (Doctor of Theology) from New Geneva Theological Seminary in 2013.

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