The doctrine of the authority and inerrancy of Scripture is that, as a corollary of the inspiration of Scripture, the God-breathed Scriptures are wholly true in all things that they assert in the original autographs and therefore function with the authority of God’s own words.
The doctrine of the authority and inerrancy of Scripture is rooted in the doctrine of God; as God is true and trustworthy, so is his word recorded in the original autographs of Scriptures. This means that all things that the Scriptures assert are wholly true, both in the Old Testament, the Scriptures of Jesus and the apostles, and in the New Testament, the writings of the apostles. So far as the original autographs have been faithfully copied, translated, and passed down, Scripture is inerrant in its copies. This inerrancy means that all things that the Scriptures assert function with the authority of God’s own Word for Christians.
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Michael Kruger addresses the common claim that the church omitted whole books from the canon. What do we do with books like the Gospel of Thomas?
Tim Keller on the Authority of Scripture
Tim Keller provides insight on whether divergent interpretations of Scripture undermine its authority.
Biblical Authority in an Age of Uncertainty
Recovering biblical doctrine requires recognizing biblical authority. This lesson from church history reminds us that we need to make thorough and reasonable arguments, all the while keeping our finger in the text and making our conclusions from the text. Don Carson, Tim Keller, and John Piper discuss the challenge for Christians today, who live in …
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Miguel Nuñez argues that the Bible is trustworthy because of its unity, its historicity, its worldview’s consistency, and its durability.
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Skeptic of the Bible, be honest about your questions. The Author is not trying to trick you.
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Many Reformers and Puritans were well-versed in these “other human writings.”
Yes, Bring Commentaries to Bible Study
Commentaries are gifts, not threats. Use them well.
If This Is How the Bible Works, the Bible Doesn’t Work at All
The most culturally bound thinking imaginable is to see in the Bible no more than postmodern biblical scholarship permits.
Do Theology for God’s Sake
The subject matter of theological study is dangerous and untamed.
Does God Love You? You Own Tangible Evidence.
The Bible you possess is evidence that God loves you and wants a relationship with you.