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A biblical case for inerrancy can certainly be made on the basis of passages like 2 Timothy 3:16 and 2 Peter 3:16, but these are limited in that they do not obviously refer to the entire Bible, both Old and New Testaments. So to address this question it's best to turn to the writings of the early fathers. Clear statements of the truthfulness and perfection ...


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This is a loaded question like "when did you stop beating your wife?", as it takes for granted a counterfactual premise, specifically that Benedict XVI questioned the historicity of the crowd saying, "Let his blood be upon us and upon our children". But B_XVI did not question the historicity of the crowd gathered before Pilate saying that, but the ...


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Inerrantists do not view the Masoretic text as inerrant in itself, but they consider it highly reliable. John Wenham, in Christ and the Bible (170ff.), outlines a variety of evidence for its faithful transmission of the original, all the while implying its imperfection: It was well known that the copying of the Scriptures had been carried out with ...


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Within the Orthodox Church, we believe that the Church is the only proper locus for interpreting Scripture, principally through the writings of the Church Fathers as well as through the texts of the Services, many of which are over 1,000 years old. Anticipating objections to this, Vincent of Lerins wrote the following in the early 5th century: But here ...


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I believe the correct answer to your question is that Biblical inerrancy is whatever you believe it to be. One of the commenters pointed out the Chicago Statement on Biblical Inerrancy - a Protestant declaration - as providing one possible definition: Inerrant signifies the quality of being free from all falsehood or mistake and so safeguards the ...


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I will highlight an important aspect of inerrancy using an analogy. Let's assume that you want to teach your 2-year old child, who has started going around in your home, not to touch any electrical sockets, wires, etc. (This was quite important in my childhood, since industry safety standards were quite lower than at present.) You can do that in one of two ...



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