God willing, I'm planning to take part this evening in an online debate with Stephen Boyce a staff "apologist" at City Light Church in Seattle on the "Talking Christianity" podcast at 9 pm EST (8 pm CST).
The topic: “Is the PA an authentic part of John's Gospel? The PA should be rejected on external, internal, and historical grounds."
The PA refers to the Pericope Adulterae or woman taken in adultery passage in John 7:53--8:11, one of two major textual issues in the NT (the other being the ending of Mark).
My opponent will be arguing that the PA is spurious and should be removed from our Bibles. I will be defending the PA as Scripture.
I have every confidence in you and the Lord.
Thanks for taking a stand and preaching the Word, from which doctrine flows, in this fashion and defense thereof (2 Tim 4).
The Word of God itself is always under attack, because the Word itself is truth itself (John 17:17); without it there is no doctrine, no truth, no sound preaching.
The stakes are high.
This battle is a vitally important one in which you are on the front lines. Take not this weight alone: "The Spirit of truth will, I know, take good care of His own masterpiece - the written Word of God." Dr. John Burgon (1813-1888), Oxford / Dean of Chichester. He has and He will!
Blessings in Christ,
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