Critique of Biblical Inerrancy by Stephen L. Andrew

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Critique Stephen Andrew’s article was written to discuss the arguments for inerrancy of the Bible. Mr. Andrew’s presuppositions are that God exists and He inspired the Bible. He also stated that he is sympathetic to inerrancy. His thesis was somewhat convincing as I do not believe there will ever be indisputable proof. Mr. Andrew made a good point in regard to the epistemological argument and how one error does not mean there are others, but the one error could open the Bible up to question what is true. His point to why the slippery-slope argument should be considered invalid is also convincing after reading his example. Mr. Andrews pointed out scriptures that state the Bible is God breathed, God cannot lie, and scripture was written as God’s will, not humans. 2 Peter 1:20–21 in its context seems to apply to prophecy and not necessarily to the Bible as a whole. Please note that I am going by the sub heading or passage description in my Bible. In John 10:34, 35 Jesus clearly believed that scripture was inspired and I have no trouble believing God inspired it. The epistemological and biblical arguments stand out as the most convincing in the article. Mr. Andrew did a good job of changing how the epistemological argument was made by asking the likelihood instead of using circular reasoning. This argument gained ground in my thinking once he argued it inductively. I understand that Mr. Andrew had limited space, but I think he should have given more Scripture references to back inerrancy. 256 words Personal Conclusion If God wanted us to prove inerrancy, why didn’t He give us what we can agree is solid proof? Without the Bible claiming numerous times that the words written were from God I would probably have a problem believing they were from Him. I believe the Bible was inspired by God and He wrote it through imperfect human hands. It

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