Some have argued that he values human agency and free will. God did not want to force people to preserve the texts perfectly or to remove all errors, but rather wanted them to use their own judgment and efforts to transmit them as faithfully as possible. Others argue that the variations and errors in the copies do not necessarily affect important matters of doctrine or theology. Many of the errors are minor and do not impact the overall message and meaning of the text. Neither answer is completely correct.
Did Jesus Christ Believe Inerrancy of Scripture?
The first formulations of the doctrine of inerrancy had not been established according to the authority of a council, creed, or church, until the post-Reformation period. The critic would argue how Jesus could have believed in a view that was not in existence until 1,500 years after his life. How would you respond?
How Can We Believe Inerrancy of Scripture In the Originals When We Don’t Have the Original?
For the conservative Evangelical Christian, one of their foundational doctrines is “The Bible alone, and the Bible in its entirety, is the Word of God written and is therefore inerrant in the autographs.”
THE DANGERS OF Being Starstruck By Bible Scholars
The tone and demeanor of some Christians are coming across as a bit starstruck. These men and women put their pants on one leg at a time, just like the rest of us.
Difficulties In the Bible – Really?
Sooner or later, every young Christian comes across passages in the Bible which are hard to understand and difficult to believe. To many young Christians, these difficulties become a serious hindrance in the development of their Christian life. For days and weeks and months, oftentimes, faith suffers partial or total eclipse.
How Can We Explain Bible Difficulties and the Existence of Hundreds of Thousands of Scribal Errors in Our Manuscripts?
Bible critics, be they atheists, agnostics, Muslims, and so on, want to tell us that there are mistakes, errors, and contradictions in the Bible, not to mention hundreds of thousands of scribal errors. In fact, they would like us to believe that the Bible is filled with such things. They make this claim because ...
What Are the Recommended Procedures in Dealing With Bible Difficulties?
In dealing with Bible problems of any kind, whether in factual or in doctrinal matters, it is well to follow appropriate guidelines in determining the solution. How can this be done?
What Are Bible Difficulties and How Can We Approach Them?
THE BIBLE: ERRORS! CONTRADICTIONS! MISTAKES! Critics claim the Bible is filled with errors, mistakes, and contradictions. Some even speak of thousands of mistakes. The truth is there is ...
APPENDIX 9 Bible Difficulties Explained
IT SEEMS THAT the charge that the Bible contradicts itself has been made more and more in the last 30 years. Generally, those making such claims are merely repeating what they have heard because most have not even read the Bible, let alone done an in-depth study of it. However, we should not set aside all concerns as though they have no merit.
View of Bible Difficulties
In short, there are no contradictions, errors, or mistakes in the Bible, but there are Bible difficulties. Basically, Bible Difficulties are difficulties that arise because the Bible was written in Hebrew, some Aramaic, and Greek over 1,600 years by some forty+ authors, in dozens of different historical settings that require much Bible background knowledge. This above is not enough to satisfy a... Continue Reading →