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Puritan View of the Bible - by Michael Phillips
The Puritan View of Life - Part 8 of 14
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1 Timothy 3:16-17
Mar 17, 2002 pm - The Bible This is the third Sunday afternoon of the month, and time for another lecture on the Puritan View of Life. The Puritans-you know-were Reformed Christians who flourished from about 1550 to 1700 in England and America. The book we're using to guide us is called Worldly Saints: The Puritans as They Really Were. The author is Leland Ryken, a professor of English at Wheaton College in Illinois. The book is still in print, easy to read, and well worth your time. Thus far, we've looked at them on work, marriage, family, money, preaching, the church and public worship. Now, we'll move on to another topic: The Puritans on the Bible. WHAT IS THE BIBLE? The Puritans did not agree on every point. But on one thing they were unanimous: The Bible is the Word of God. Thomas Watson said, "Think in every line you read that God is speaking to you". John Eliot, missionary to the American Indians added, "The writings of the Bible are the very word of God". The most learned Puritan was John Owen, yet he was not embarrassed to affirm the full inspiration of the Bible, "The whole authority of Scripture depends solely on its Divine origin. The Scripture hath all its authority from its Author". ... More >>>


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