Bibliology – The Doctrine of the Bible
Section 4 – Part 2
The Inerrancy of the Bible
Why is it important to believe in Biblical inerrancy?
- A denial of the historical fall of Adam.
- A denial of the facts of the experiences of the Prophet Jonah.
- An explaining away of some of the miracles of both the Old and New Testaments.
- A denial of the Mosaic authorship of the Pentateuch.
- A belief in two or more authors of the Book of Isaiah.
- A flirting with or embracing of liberation theology with its redefining of sin (as societal rather than individual) and salvation (as political and temporal rather than spiritual and eternal)
- Some lifestyle errors that may follow a denial of inerrancy include the following.
- A loose view of the seriousness of adultery.
- A loose view of the seriousness of homosexuality.
- A loose view of divorce and remarriage.
- “Cultural” reinterpretation of some of the teachings of the Bible (e.g., teaching on women, teaching on civil obedience).
- A tendency to view the Bible through a modern psychological grid.
What did Jesus teach about the inerrancy of the Bible?
- It is inspired in its entirety
- It is inspired in its historicity
- It is inspired in its reliability
- It is inspired in its sufficiency
- It is inspired in its indestructibility
- It is inspired in its unity
- It is inspired in its inerrancy
- It is inspired in its infallibility
Why should we believe in Biblical inerrancy?
- The Bible claims to be perfect
- It is a reflection of its author
- It claims to have the authority to judge us not us it
What is Bibliolatry?
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