Thy Word Is Still Truth

What Theologians Are Saying

  • “This massive compendium is what it claims to be: a collection of essential writings on the doctrine of Scripture from the time of the Protestant Reformation right up to the present day. The evangelical theology of Scripture that emerged with particular clarity during the Reformation in Europe has enjoyed widespread international influence ever since. The creeds, confessions, sermons, essays, treatises, and personal testimonies in this anthology demonstrate astonishing consistency and remarkable progress across half a millennium of church history. Here, for the first time, a five–hundred–year library of thoughtful, faithful reflection on the nature of biblical truth has been gathered into a single indispensable volume.” —Philip Ryken
  • "The embattled title casts this book as an apologia for Westminster Seminary's stand in a recent internal debate. Yes, it is all of that, but it is a great deal more. It is a massive array of extracts from major writers over five centuries, demonstrating both the breadth, strength, clarity, humility, and rootedness of international Reformed bibliology according to its historic confessional self understanding, and also the insightful energy with which Westminster’s own scholars have  labored to vindicate the Reformed position as catholic Christian truth. The book excels as a resource for study and a witness to Westminster’s integrity.” —J. I. Packer
  • "Since its founding in 1929, Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia has specialized in the doctrine of Scripture. Nearly everyone who has taught there over the years has made some contribution to the subject. The Westminster faculty published three collections of essays, Scripture: The Infallible Word (1946),  Scripture and Confession (1973), and Inerrancy and Hermeneutic (1988). The present volume, however, is  a contribution of a higher order. It not only republishes some of the best articles from the previous collections, but contains important writings on biblical authority from the Reformation and post-Reformation periods  (including the churches’ creedal statements) down to the present day. There are articles from the faculty of Old Princeton, from which Westminster takes its bearings, articles on controversial matters describing the rationale for Westminster’s distinctive emphasis on biblical theology. And the volume is honest in facing up to the recent controversy over Scripture at Westminster itself and the seminary's forthright response reaffirming biblical inerrancy. Throughout the years, I have been moved again and again by Westminster’s willingness to stand against the world and for the Word of God. The issue before the world today, as in the garden of Eden, is ‘Has God said?' I know of no body of literature that can be of more help to people wrestling with this vital question." —John M. Frame
  • "We have needed this book for a long time. In Thy Word Is Still Truth, Peter Lillback and Richard Gaffin have drawn together the comprehensive witness of the church on behalf of the total truthfulness and inerrancy of Scripture. No serious reader can doubt the case for inerrancy made so consistently and clearly in these pages, and no serious defender of Scripture can be without this vital volume that amounts to the most massive arsenal of documentation for the inerrancy of Scripture ever assembled in a single book." —R. Albert Mohler Jr.
  • "This excellent volume is a much-needed resource. It stands as a bulwark against every form of the question 'Did God really say?' The excerpts and essays drawn from Martin Luther to the present represent an immense reservoir of diverse reflections from Reformed confessions to the advent of contemporary biblical theology. . . . Its strength is not its coverage of the last half century but its ample demonstration that today's Reformed Christians find themselves, on this subject, within a heritage rich in theological reflection and powerful synthesis. To lose sight of this heritage or to stand aloof from it is to impoverish our souls and to distance ourselves from the God who 'looks' to those who are contrite and humble in spirit and who tremble at his Word." —D. A. Carson

Contributions Include . . .

  • All the major confessions and catechisms
  • Oswald T. Allis
  • William Ames
  • Herman Bavinck
  • Louis Berkhof
  • Henry Bullinger
  • John Calvin
  • Edmund P. Clowney
  • William Cunningham
  • Raymond B. Dillard
  • Jonathan Edwards
  • Sinclair B. Ferguson
  • John M. Frame
  • Richard B. Gaffin Jr.
  • Louis Gaussen
  • Ernst Wilhelm Hengstenberg
  • Archibald Alexander Hodge
  • Charles Hodge
  • John Knox
  • Peter A. Lillback
  • Martin Luther
  • J. Gresham Machen
  • Adolphe Monod
  • John Murray
  • John Owen
  • Vern S. Poythress
  • Moisés Silva
  • Charles H. Spurgeon
  • Ned B. Stonehouse
  • Francis Turretin
  • Zacharias Ursinus
  • Cornelius Van Til
  • Geerhardus Vos
  • Bruce K. Waltke
  • Benjamin Breckinridge Warfield
  • Robert Dick Wilson
  • John Witherspoon
  • Edward J. Young
  • Ulrich Zwingli

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