Monday, April 15, 2013

D. A. Carson: What Is Inerrancy?

The Christian Gospel is primarily a message about Jesus' death, resurrection, and deity. However, Christianity includes a number of other doctrines, such as God's triune nature, a future judgment, and the inspiration of scripture. One common component of the doctrine of inspiration is the doctrine of biblical inerrancy—the position that whenever the Bible makes a truth claim (i.e., a statement purporting to say something about the way things really are), the claim is true.

In this video, D. A. Carson explains the doctrine of inerrancy.

2 comments:

  1. WHY QUOTE THE BIBLE?

    Is it not ironic that those who claim that the Bible is filled with errors, contradictions, and is, in general an unreliable book, are the first ones to quote the Bible to support their doctrinal positions concerning God and His commandments?


    Is it credible to quote from the Bible to support a doctrinal position, if your primary source of authority is a creed book, a catechism, a so-called book of new revelation, or a statement of faith? If the Bible is not your authority for faith and practice; how rational would it be to quote from it to support your position?


    If the Bible and the Bible alone is not your authority and your authority alone, for faith and practice, then, to make a practice of quoting Scripture to prove a doctrinal point would not only be unreasonable and irrational, it would in fact, be dishonest.


    Either the Bible is your authority or it is not. You cannot have it both ways.


    SATAN QUOTED THE BIBLE


    The devil quoted Scripture when he temped Jesus in the wilderness. The problem was God's word was not his authority.(Matthew 4:1-11)


    Even though Satan knew God's word he was not obedient to it and lied about God's word, starting in the Garden of Eden. (Genesis 3:1-13)


    To quote from the Bible to support or refute a position of faith or practice and not believe that the Bible is trustworthy and is the sole authority from God, is not only disingenuous, but irrational, and does not offer credibility to any position of faith expressed.


    WHY QUOTE THE BIBLE IF YOU DO NOT BELIEVE IT IS GOD'S INERRANT WORD AND IT IS THE SUPREME AUTHORITY AND THE SUPREME AUTHORITY ALONE?


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  2. The Chicago statement on Biblical inerrancy is the best explanation we have at this time.

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