Related Media Introduction In previous lessons we have looked at the concept of revelation both general and special. In one sense revelation involves the self-disclosure of God to man of that which would otherwise remain unknown.
What Is Biblical Inerrancy?
And Why Should I Care? Take away any of the three legs and it will surely topple. In much the same way, the Christian faith stands on three legs. These three legs are the inspiration, infallibility, and inerrancy of Scripture.
To be infallible means that something is incapable of failing and therefore is permanently binding and cannot be broken.
It is not only accurate in matters related to faith and practice, but it is accurate and without error regarding any statement, period John 3: But Is It Really Important? This should be our primary basis for believing it. As Al Mohler pointed out Mohler,even some errantists have agreed that inerrancy has been the standard view of the Christian Church down through the centuries.
On the contrary, since for many reformed theologians the authority of the Bible took the place which the Pope had held in the medieval scheme of things, the inerrancy of the Bible became more firmly maintained and explicitly defined among some reformed theologians than it had even been before. It is granted that some other doctrines like the atoning death and bodily resurrection of Christ are more essential to salvation.
However, all soteriological salvation-related doctrines derive their divine authority from the divinely authoritative Word of God. So, epistemologically in a knowledge-related sensethe doctrine of the divine authority and inerrancy of Scripture is the fundamental of all the fundamentals.
And if the fundamental of fundamentals is not fundamental, then what is fundamental? Thus, while one can be saved without believing in inerrancy, the doctrine of salvation has no divine authority apart from the infallibility and inerrancy of Scripture. Inerrancy simply cannot be rejected without grave consequences, both to the individual and to the Church.
Christian leaders, theologians and pastors assembled together three times over the course of a decade to address the issue. It is probably the first systematically comprehensive, broadly based, scholarly, creed-like statement on the inspiration and authority of Scripture in the history of the church.
A New Historiographical Approach. In other words, he suggested that the events did not actually happen, but that it was lore or legend.
What followed is rather alarming. Some did this by misinterpreting inerrancy as expressed by the ICBI framers. These are the professors of some of the finest evangelical schools in the nation, who are responsible for training the pastors of today and future generations, and they are saying that they are comfortable with these verses not being factual.
This is an outright departure from the historic definition of inerrancy. Now we are trying to reach the latest generation of Christian leaders before it is too late.The Inspiration and Inerrancy of the Bible.
We believe that the Bible is God's word. The doctrinal statement of Moody Bible Institute affirms, "The Bible, including both the Old and New Testaments, is a divine revelation, the original autographs of which were verbally inspired by the Holy Spirit.".
Without the inspiration of the Holy Spirit there would be no need of inerrancy. We trust in the inerrancy of the Bible because we are taught that scripture was given to the authors by the breath of God.
God is infallible and therefore the inspiration of the Bible is inerrant.
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Inerrancy: There are no Errors in the Bible. As with other issues concerning the Bible, there are those claiming to be part of the body of Christ who try to say there are errors in the Bible, but somehow maintain its authority. Inerrancy is a necessary deduction from the Bible’s teaching concerning its inspiration.
The Historical argument: Inerrancy has been the faith of the Church. The International Council on Biblical Inerrancy (ICBI) was founded in specifically over concerns about the erosion of inerrancy. Christian leaders, theologians and pastors assembled together three times over the course of a decade to address the issue.