Tag Archives: inerrancy

What does the Bible really say about inerrancy?

So I’ve come to the end of this series on the Bible. This post is a finisher-off for completists, and also for anyone who still believes that the Bible claims to be inerrant. Of course, trying to prove that the … Continue reading

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The Bible – truly perfect and perfectly true?

So, many Christians assume that the Bible must be perfect because it is (they believe) God’s Word, and God cannot lie or make mistakes; his word cannot be less than flawless (Psalm 12:6). This has led to the doctrine of … Continue reading

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Is the Bible inerrant?

Let’s say for argument’s sake that the Bible is inspired in some sense. Does this mean that every word, every clause, every comma of Scripture must be 100% accurate, inerrant and divinely-ordained? I don’t believe so. To imply inerrancy from … Continue reading

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The Bible – the Good Book, or a very bad book?

Before we get to inerrancy and inspiration, I’d like to look at the worst stuff in the Bible and the terrible uses Scripture has sometimes been put to. From one viewpoint, the Bible is a deeply troublesome set of books … Continue reading

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Rethinking the Bible

Let us now rise and sing Hymn 2316 (to the tune of ‘Immortal, Invisible’): Inerrant, infallible, God’s word alone; Eternal, immutable, truth set in stone. The final authority, all we need hear; The source of theology, though not of beer. … Continue reading

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Not against heresies – disagreeing with conservatives

Succumbing to a burst of vain curiosity the other day, I googled ‘evangelical liberal’ to see if this blog was anywhere to be found. As so often with the internet, I stumbled on something else that caught my attention instead: … Continue reading

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Resurrection reflection – why don’t the accounts match up (and does it matter)?

I remember when, as a good evangelical about 17 years ago, I read all four resurrection accounts as a devotional exercise. Instead of being uplifted and inspired however, I was disturbed and confused because the four accounts seemed to be … Continue reading

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