Theology Essay

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Beulah Heights University AN EXAMINATION AND EVALUATION OF BIBLICAL INERRANCY A THESIS PRESENTED TO THE FACULTY OF BEULAH HEIGHTS UNIVERSITY IN PARTIAL FULFILLMENT OF THE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE DEGREE MASTER OF BIBLICAL STUDIES BY TRAY SMITH DECEMBER6, 2010 This paper explores these two interpretive validations on the part of the post-apostolic fathers and church doctrine that set the standard of sola Scriptura from an acute paradigm shift from scripture alone to partial scripture. But first we must address a foundational question: Why do we care? Why does it matter what the early church father believed about inerrancy of the scripture anyway? Don't we as conservative Protestants embrace sola Scriptura? Isn't that enough? For Christians this mindset is unacceptable, believers must believe in absolutes. We base our faith on the inerrant Scriptures as a foundation and a point origin for our faith. What we believe shapes our mind and our life, therefore we must know what we believe . Years ago the key doctrines of the Christian faith were known and discussed. The very doctrines bound the believers together. In our experience-oriented age, many Christians minimize the importance of true doctrine. I am not discounting neither experience nor emotions. Our faith must be alive, Yet I am more convinced than ever the church must teach doctrine. If church members no longer know what Scriptures teach, they become prone to fall for every wind of doctrine. Statistics show that eighty percent of the cultists come from. Christian churches. In recent years special attention to the inerrancy of Scripture is given by evangelicals and scholars in Reformed circles. Is the Bible infallible and inerrant? Or should we agree with Robert Bratcher[i], translator of the American Bible Society's Good News For Modern Man, who wrote, "Only willful

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