Christian Doctrines. What We Believe and Why. Challenges to Inerrancy. Bible authoritative only for matters of “ faith and practice ” Inerrancy is a “ poor ” term No inerrant manuscripts extant Human authors “ accommodated ” their message for their audience. Challenges to Inerrancy.
What We Believe and Why
2 Tim 3:16
All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness;
The words of the LORD are pure words; As silver tried in a furnace on the earth, refined seven times.
I have seen a limit to all perfection; Your commandment is exceedingly broad.
Every word of God is tested; He is a shield to those who take refuge in Him.
(ESV: “Every word of God proves true”)
“But this I admit to you, that according to the Way which they call a sect I do serve the God of our fathers, believing everything that is in accordance with the Law and that is written in the Prophets;
For whatever was written in earlier times was written for our instruction, so that through perseverance and the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope.
But He said to them, “Have you not read what David did when he became hungry, he and his companions, how he entered the house of God, and they ate the consecrated bread, which was not lawful for him to eat nor for those with him, but for the priests alone?
How then was it credited? While he was circumcised, or uncircumcised? Not while circumcised, but while uncircumcised;
2 Peter 2:6-7
and if He condemned the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah to destruction by reducing them to ashes, having made them an example to those who would live ungodly lives thereafter; and if He rescued righteous Lot, oppressed by the sensual conduct of unprincipled men