The Inerrancy and Infallibility of Scripture

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------------------------------------------------- The inerrancy and infallibility of the scriptures Definitions and Objections regarding Inerrancy and Infallibility January 13, 2014 Jett Rovee M. Navarro III ABTH – PS/Sophomore THE INERRANCY AND INFALLIBILITY OF THE BIBLE INTRODUCTION Followers of many religions believe that their own sacred texts are inerrant and infallible. This is particularly true within the conservative wings of the world's major religions. For example: * Fundamentalist and other Evangelical Protestants generally believe the entire Bible to be inerrant and infallible. Their belief in inerrancy is based, in part, on 2 Timothy 3:16 which states that the Scriptures are "God-breathed." * Muslims generally believe the Qur'an to be dictated to Muhammad by the archangel Gabriel, with words that came from Allah. Thus, it is inerrant and infallible. * Members of the Baha'i Faith believe that the writings of their founder, Baha'u'llah, are inerrant and infallible. However, there are exceptions. For example: * Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints recognizes four canonized scriptures: the Bible, Book of Mormon, Doctrine and Covenants, and the Pearl of Great Price. Many Mormons consider them to be inerrant in their original form: However, the Church does not teach that the Bible is the Will of God. It teaches that the Bible contains the Will of God. "...the Bible makes no claim to absolute inerrancy, and in fact specifically repudiates this notion." Since the religious texts of various religions and denominations differ greatly from one another, only one of them (at most) can be truly inerrant and infallible. The rest must contain at least some errors and is capable of making errors. BODY The Definition of Biblical Inerrancy and Infallibility * Biblical Inerrancy Wayne Grudem gave a solid

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