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Biblical Inerrancy


My position on the inerrancy of the Bible is that it must be inerrant, in its original text, in order for the book to be trusted fully as the word of God. Within 1st Corinthians 14:33 God communicates; “For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints” (1 Cor, 14:33), the context is prophesying within the church but applicable here I believe.

While I personally believe that an individual can hear a portion of the word of God and be saved in that manner, regardless of whether the scripture is being used or interpreted in the right way; however, it is of grave concern that the original text be found to be inerrant because if this were not the case then it would cause the very foundation of our faith to be shook and questioned, significantly. Erickson defines the inerrancy of the bible as follows; “The Bible, when correctly interpreted in light of the level to which culture and the means of communication had developed at the time it was written, and in view of the purposes for which it was given, is fully truthful in all that it affirms.” (CT, 259).

Where it is the case that an apparent discrepancy exist it is only the lack of spiritual insight that does not allow us to see what it is that God is actually communicating, if the discrepancy is found in the original text. The copies of the bible that we have in our possession today are sufficiently faithful to the original documents because there are enough copies in circulation to serve as a check and balance once they are compared for grammatical error. In regards to misinterpreting the verses and words of scripture while translating the bible; a more complete understanding is often found when we search the scriptures in the tongue that it was originally written in, but this does not mean that God’s hands are tied in applying the Holy spirit to an individual because again; salvation does not require that an individual be under the hearing of the entire word of God, if that were the case then few would be saved I propose, but as it is often the case God can save an individual by means of a Gospel tract which is passed out containing scripture.

God’s Blessings in Christ Jesus…

Brother Bush

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