The Bible, Inerrancy / Infallibility

ceb9f639bd3f67976d37ac459b55cbd7It’s the beginning of the week and we are busy, but not too busy for a small dose of theology. Today, I want to deal quickly the concept of the inerrancy and infallibility of Scripture.

What is inerrancy/infallibility? In reality, they are two sides of the same coin. In fact, a few decades ago they were used interchangeably. However, there is now a minor distinction between the two. Interestingly, there are people who will agree with one and not the other.

Inerrancy means that the Scriptures [in their original manuscripts] are free from error and correspond at every point to what is true, with God as the reference point. [1]

Infallibility has been used to describe Continue reading “The Bible, Inerrancy / Infallibility”

The Bible, Why We Need It

a-guy-reading-the-bible-photo-courtesy-of-c2a9istockphoto-comartisticcaptures-image-5606277The Bible clearly gives everything that is necessary to come to saving faith in Jesus and to live the Christian life.

“His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness.”

2 Peter 1:3

Paul asks us in Romans 10:14, “how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard?” The answer is that one cannot believe without hearing. The follow up then is, “how can one hear about God?” This is precisely why Scripture is necessary.

There are two ways that God has revealed Himself to humanity: Continue reading “The Bible, Why We Need It”

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