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?