Is the Bible Inerrant? It is Not and Here’s Why – rb

Here is one of my better early Jesus without Baggage posts that most of you have not read. It is fully rewritten and updated:

Much of the problem of baggage among those who believe in Jesus is due to an incorrect understanding of the nature of the Bible. Many Christian traditions teach that the Bible is the absolute word of God: authoritative and inerrant.

Holy Bible

God Said It and that Settles It

Some years ago, a popular phrase, often seen on bumper stickers, stated:

‘God said it! I believe it! That settles it!’

The theory of how this works varies. Some believe God essentially dictated the words to the various biblical authors, while others believe the words are those of the authors but that God revealed the content; either way they believe the Bible is revealed knowledge. The claim is also made that the Holy Spirit somehow protected the Bible from any error.

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4 Responses to Is the Bible Inerrant? It is Not and Here’s Why – rb

  1. John Draper says:

    Tim, nice post. Let me recommend a book: The Human Faces of God: What Scripture Reveals When It Gets God Wrong (And Why Inerrancy Tries To Hide It)

    Here’s a blog post I wrote after reading the book:

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  2. Chas says:

    Tim, I notice that you have two simultaneous threads on this topic now: one on this newly blogged version and new additional ones on the original.

    Liked by 1 person

    • jesuswithoutbaggage says:

      This is true Chas. It was not my intention. I anticipated that new comments would be made on the original blog, but either place is fine with me. I keep up with both. I suppose the same will happen on future reblogs, as well.


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