BTBD: Week 9 – The Preservation of Scripture

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Blogging Through Biblical Doctrine
Have you wanted to read a theology book, but haven’t known where to begin? In this series, Jess is blogging through John MacArthur and Richard Mayhue’s book, Biblical Doctrine. Print the study guides at the bottom of each post (or on the Resources page) and follow along!  Also, be sure to join the associated women’s Facebook page to discuss the study with other Christian women.  Finally, if you want to go back and start at the beginning you may find the Introduction article here.
Some Christians absolutely love studying the doctrine of preservation, my husband being one of them. Me? I must admit– preservation: canonicity and textual criticism– it is not my favorite doctrine to study or discuss. To me it feels kinda’ like math, and I fight the glazing over of my eyes and the wandering of my mind when I try to read on these topics.

However, I’ve found MacArthur and Mayhue’s explanations of these topics clear, succinct and to the point. What a blessing! If you find yourself excited by the doctrine of preservation, and a fire in your belly at the mention of  “canonicity” or “textual criticism,” then here are some excellent books (according to Nate) you are sure to love:

Here is your study guide for this week Bibliology 6.

I’ll see you next week for our discussion on canonicity.


For your convenience, you may download this or previous study guides from the Beautiful Thing Resources page at any time.

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Jessica Pickowicz

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Jessica is the founder and lead writer of Beautiful Thing. She is wife to pastor/ church-planter Nate Pickowicz, and mama of two.