“Why is it important to defend the traditional doctrine of biblical inerrancy? A principal reason is that it is crucial to the whole theological enterprise. If we deny inerrancy, we give up our one objective reference point for truth and sound doctrine. When we accept the Bible as inerrant, it stands before us as an objective standard of truth. The only requirements for sound doctrine are good textual criticism, correct translation, and proper exegesis. But if the Bible is not inerrant, then a more basic requirement intrudes: one must decide which biblical statements are true and thus authoritative for doctrine, and which are tainted with error and thus useless for doctrine.”
If the Bible becomes useless for doctrine and useless as a standard for truth, why would you even use the Bible and what would you need it for? God is the standard; His Word is the written communication of that standard. Anything less than absolute inerrancy and man has to be the standard. So the next time you claim that “there is no one right way to interpret the Bible”; then you are your own God setting your own standard. Take a look around: how is man doing?
Cottrell, J. (2002). The faith once for
all : Bible doctrine for today (63). Joplin, Mo.: College Press Pub.
Published on Monday, August 1, 2011 @ 8:40 AM CDT