This is a very good question. The Old Testament tells us very clearly where God placed the Old Testament Scriptures for safekeeping and preservation.
God clearly tells us that it is the Jewish nation that Hebrews who are charged with preserving and copying the Old Testament scriptures. The New Testament scriptures are another matter altogether because there is no scriptural direction given that involves a particular nation or language that is chosen of God to keep and preserve the New Testament Scriptures. No matter how hard you try to look and search you will not be able to find the guide has placed the safekeeping and preservation of the New Testament Scriptures with any one nation all one language.
So then, we are left with this question, just where did God put the safekeeping and the preservation of the New Testament scriptures?
The only reliable source for finding out this information has to be the scriptures themselves. Here are three references that will help explain just where God has placed the New Testament scriptures for safekeeping and preservation.
1 Corinthians 14:21
[KJV] 1 Corinthians 14:21 In the law it is written, With men of other tongues and other lips will I speak unto this people; and yet for all that will they not hear me, saith the Lord.
[KJV] Isaiah 28:11 For with stammering lips and another tongue will he speak to this people.
Here we see promise that God will speak to the people using “other tongues” and “other lips.” In other words, what he wants people to hear will not be just in the Hebrew language. He will tell people what he wants them to hear in many different languages. Bear in mind that the expression “other tongues” that is used in the New Testament can refer to unknown (to the listener or speaker) human languages or unknown heavenly languages. The New Testament uses both types of references. The apostle Paul explains the difference between “other tongues” when used as a different human language and when used as a different angelic language. But for the moment we are considering God speaking his truth to people using many different human languages. In other words he will not be confined to just the Hebrew language to communicate what he wants people to hear. More importantly he will not be confined to any one human language to communicate what he wants people to hear. This, by no way, infers that he will speak different “truths” to different people in different languages. No, he will communicate the same truth to different people using different languages. This is because he has made all the nations of one blood.
[KJV] Acts 17:26 And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation;
All human beings are the same in the sight of God and he says the same truth is to each of them.
[KJV] Romans 16:26 But now is made manifest, and by the scriptures of the prophets, according to the commandment of the everlasting God, made known to all nations for the obedience of faith:
So just how was it possible Paul could say “made known to all nations for the obedience of faith” when they had not been time for the scriptures in any “original” language to be translated into the receptor languages of all the nations? The answer to this question will be found by looking into Acts chapter 2 and we will do in my next blog.
I have quoted from Gail Riplinger’s books which can be found on the website of AV Publications and material on our Cross Life Churches church website. Follow the links below:
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Our church website will soon be going through a transformation. Not only will you be able to fellowship with us face-to-face and regular meetings and times of breaking bread (you will have to move to, or visit, our church location to do that but you will also be able to join with us in a virtual church. More news of this exciting concept will be given in future blogs.
For now, keep rejoicing in the Lord Jesus and may God bless you and keep you.