The doctrine of inerrancy

by Richard on March 28, 2006

Faith and Theology on the inerrancy of scripture

More than all this, though, I think the doctrine of inerrancy is a gigantic distraction from the really important matter of the faithfulness and trustworthiness of God’s self-revelation in Jesus Christ and in the gospel (both preached and written) that witnesses to him.

When we have grasped (or rather, been grasped by) God’s faithfulness, then all the anxious hand-wringing about inerrant texts suddenly seems like a child begging her father for a stone, when she has already been given bread.

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Kim 03.28.06 at 11:45 pm

Jesus loves me, this I know,
’cause the Bible tells me so.

The Bible, not a theory - any theory - about the Bible.


dh 03.29.06 at 4:49 pm

I personally believe that innerancy of Scripture is self-revelation. For me it is additional confirmation of God’s Faithfulness, trustworthiness and self-revelation of Jesus Christ. It can be when taken in the extreme be like the second paragraph but I believe that the extreme doesn’t downgrade the innerancy of Scripture that is there.

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