Monday, April 13, 2015 4:01 AM

The Crucial Consequences of Denying Inerrancy

Monday, April 13, 2015 4:01 AM
Monday, April 13, 2015 4:01 AM

It is clear that serious doctrinal consequences follow from denying the inerrancy of Scripture.

 For example, to deny inerrancy is to attack the authenticity of God the Father. Since the Bible is the Word of God (as I have defined it carefully and repeatedly in this book), to charge the Bible with error is to charge God with error.

 Additionally, to admit of error in the Scriptures is to attack the authority of God the Son. Jesus said the Bible is wholly true (see John 17:17) and without error (see Matt. 5:17; 22:29). To question that the Bible is the Word of God is in the final analysis to question that Jesus is the Son of God.

 Also, to claim there are errors in the Bible is to attack the ministry of God the Holy Spirit. The Bible is a Spirit-breathed book (2 Tim. 3:16), and the Holy Spirit cannot breathe-out error.

 Finally, to deny inerrancy is to undermine the stability of the Christian Church. The Church is based upon the foundation of Holy Scripture given by the apostles and prophets (Eph. 2:20). And the psalmist said, “If the foundations are destroyed, what can the righteous do?” (Ps. 11:3). The Bible is the fundamental from which the other fundamentals come. And if the fundamental of the fundamentals is not fundamental, then what is? Fundamentally nothing![1]

[1] Geisler, N. L. (1992). The battle for the resurrection (161). Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock Publishers.

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