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Keyword: inerrancy

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  • LATROBE, PA: Anglican Patriarch J.I. Packer Still Going Strong at 87

    06/29/2014 2:31:49 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 16 replies
    Virtue Online ^ | 6-28-14 | David W. Virtue
    LATROBE, PA: Anglican Patriarch J.I. Packer Still Going Strong at 87 An exclusive interview with the Rev. Dr. J.I. Packer. By David W. Virtue www.virtueonline.org June 28, 2014 The Rev. Dr. James I. Packer is the Anglican Communion’s most widely known, most respected evangelical Anglican author, theologian, churchman and scholar. He was a speaker at the recent Anglican Church of North America’s 2nd Annual Assembly meeting at St. Vincent Archabbey and College in Latrobe, PA, on the occasion of the induction of a new archbishop of the ACNA and a farewell to the Most Rev. Robert Duncan, the ACNA’s first...
  • Thomas Jefferson Would Be Proud: Using Human Criteria to Decide the Bible’s Authority

    09/18/2013 9:32:28 AM PDT · by P8riot · 16 replies
    Canon Fodder ^ | 09/11/2013 | Dr. Michael J. Kruger
    This is the third and final installment of my (limited) review of A.E. Harvey’s book, Is Scripture Still Holy? Coming of Age with the New Testament. Prior installments can be found here and here. As we have seen in prior posts, Harvey’s book is designed to critique the traditional Christian doctrine of the inspiration of Scripture. After arguing that (a) Scripture isn’t revelation anyway, only Jesus is God’s revelation; and (b) since humans were involved in writing and transmitting Scripture, then it is unreliable and likely corrupted, one might wonder whether Harvey tries to salvage any authority for the Bible...
  • All Scripture–All of It

    08/22/2013 6:27:44 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 19 replies
    The Gospel Coalition ^ | 22Aug13 | Kevin DeYoung
    If all Scripture is breathed out by God (2 Tim. 3:16), then there is a unity to be found across the pages of the Bible. Without minimizing the differences of genre and human authorship, we should nevertheless approach the Bible expecting theological distinctives and apparent discrepancies to be fully reconcilable. The unity of Scripture also means we should be rid of, once and for all, this nonsense about being red letter Christians, as if the words of Jesus are the really important verses in Scripture and carry more authority and are somehow more directly divine than other verses. An evangelical...
  • What to Say When Someone Says "The Bible Has Errors"

    03/07/2012 6:43:36 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 86 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 03/07/2012 | Jonathan Dodson
    What to Say When Someone Says "The Bible Has Errors" By Jonathan Dodson Most people question the reliability of the Bible. You’ve probably been in a conversation with a friend or met someone in a coffeeshop who said: “How can you be a Christian when the Bible has so many errors?” How should we respond? What do you say? Instead of asking them to name one, I suggest you name one or two of the errors. Does your Bible contain errors? Yes. The Bible that most people possess is a translation of the Greek and Hebrew copies of copies...
  • The Truthfulness of Scripture: Inerrancy

    03/17/2010 12:06:41 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 13 replies · 392+ views
    Modern Rformation ^ | Michael Horton
    A note from Modern Reformation: We do not allow reposting an article in its entirety on the Internet. We request that you link to this article from your website. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________ Against the repeated claim that the doctrine of inerrancy, unknown to the church, arose first with Protestant orthodoxy, we could cite numerous examples from the ancient and medieval church. (1) It was Augustine who first coined the term "inerrant," and Luther and Calvin can speak of Scripture as free from error. (2) Down to the Second Vatican Council, Rome has attributed inerrancy to Scripture as the common view of the...
  • The Accuracy of Scripture

    07/25/2009 8:04:47 PM PDT · by bdeaner · 164 replies · 1,130+ views
    Catholic Culture ^ | 12/05 | James Akin
    The Catholic blogosphere was recently set on fire by word of a document issued by the bishops of England, Wales, and Scotland entitled The Gift of Scripture. The firestorm was triggered by an October 5 article in The Times of London carrying the inflammatory headline "Catholic Church no longer swears by the truth of the Bible." The Times article contained a number of errors and distortions, but it also contained a number of quotes from the British bishops' document that were of concern to faithful Catholics. For example, the document is quoted as saying that "we should not expect...
  • Leo XIII on the inerrancy of scripture (from Providentissimus Deus) [ecum.]

    02/16/2009 12:41:27 PM PST · by annalex · 541 replies · 3,753+ views
    The Roman Curia ^ | 18th day of November, 1893 | Pope Leo XIII
    PROVIDENTISSIMUS DEUSENCYCLICAL OF POPE LEO XIII  ON THE STUDY OF HOLY SCRIPTURE  To Our Venerable Brethren, All Patriarchs, Primates, Archbishops, and Bishops of the Catholic World, in Grace and Communion with the Apostolic See.Venerable Brethren, Health and Apostolic Benediction.[...] The Authority of Holy Scripture; Modern Criticism; Physical Science17. To prove, to expound, to illustrate Catholic Doctrine by the legitimate and skilful interpretation of the Bible, is much; but there is a second part of the subject of equal importance and equal difficulty - the maintenance in the strongest possible way of its full authority. This cannot be done completely...
  • Science vs. Scripture: An Open Response to Dr. John Ankerberg

    02/05/2009 8:10:48 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 59 replies · 1,757+ views
    ICR ^ | February 4, 2009 | Institute for Creation Research
    In January 2009, ICR received a copy of a recent ministry letter published by television personality Dr. John Ankerberg. For many years, Dr. Ankerberg has skillfully tackled tough issues related to the church, society, the Middle East, and other topics of interest to believers. Christians everywhere need to be informed, challenged, and also taught sound doctrine—there is no substitute for the Bible. However, the January letter from Dr. Ankerberg’s television ministry reveals a dangerous trend toward subjugating the accuracy, understandability, and authority of the Bible to the foolish musings of men—namely, scientists who deny that God’s revelation in the book...
  • Biblical Authority and the Preacher

    04/10/2008 6:43:00 AM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 1 replies · 52+ views
    Christian Post ^ | Apr. 10 2008 | R. Albert Mohler, Jr.
    The inaugural issue of Christianity Today, dated October 15, 1956, featured an article by Billy Graham entitled, "Biblical Authority in Evangelism." The thrust of the article was clear – without an unhesitant "thus saith the Lord" authority in preaching and evangelism, the message lacks all authority. The only authority that matters, Dr. Graham insisted, was the authority of the Bible as the Word of God. Indeed, this confidence in biblical authority was, at least in part, the reason for the establishment of Christianity Today as the flagship journal of American evangelicalism under the editorship of Carl. F. H. Henry. Now,...
  • Most Americans Take Well-Known Bible Stories at Face Value

    10/22/2007 6:48:17 AM PDT · by Sopater · 61 replies · 77+ views
    The Barna Group ^ | October 21, 2007 | George Barna
    (Ventura, CA) - Americans may be skeptical about the claims of politicians, but they remain confident that some of the most amazing stories in the Bible can be taken at face value. A new nationwide survey conducted by The Barna Group shows that six well-known Bible stories are accepted as literal truth by an average of two out of three adults. How People Read the Stories Survey respondents were asked if they thought a specific story in the Bible was “literally true, meaning it happened exactly as described in the Bible” or whether they thought the story was "meant to...
  • Most Americans Believe Jesus Rose from Dead, David Killed Goliath Literally

    10/22/2007 2:13:05 PM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 52 replies · 71+ views
    The Christian Post ^ | Oct. 22 2007 | Audrey Barrick
    A majority of Americans believe in God's power and miracles, according to a new survey. Furthermore, most accept well-known Bible stories as literal truth, including the biblical account of Jesus Christ rising from the dead, The Barna Group found. Three out of four adults (75 percent) said they interpreted the crucifixion, death, burial and resurrection of Christ as literal truth. An earlier study also found that 75 percent of Americans who do not identify as born-again Christians believe Jesus literally resurrected, according to the Center for Missional Research of the North American Mission Board – the Southern Baptist Convention’s domestic...
  • Poll: New Englanders are Godless Heathens; rest of America really loves that Bible (Holy Smokes!).

    08/27/2006 8:21:55 PM PDT · by Rawlings · 44 replies · 1,673+ views
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | 8/26/06 | Rasmussen
    Not surprisingly, the Bible Belt region lives up to its name with states like Alabama, Arkansas, Tennessee and West Virginia containing the highest percentage of those who believe the Bible is literally true. Alabama and Arkansas came out on top as 75% say they believe the Bible is literally true. West Virginia (70%) and Tennessee (68%) are close behind. The northeast region of our map represents the other extreme. In Vermont and Massachusetts, only 22% of those respondents believe the Bible is literally true—the lowest percentages in all states surveyed. Earlier this summer, a national survey found that 54% of...
  • Some LC contracts reportedly not renewed

    05/17/2006 6:10:57 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 5 replies · 411+ views
    Alexandria, LA, Daily Town Talk ^ | 05-17-06 | Leggett, Jim
    http://www.thetowntalk.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060517/NEWS01/605170309/1002
  • Catholic Church no longer swears by truth of the Bible

    10/04/2005 4:28:28 PM PDT · by MeanWestTexan · 446 replies · 9,031+ views
    Times (UK) ^ | October 05, 2005 | Ruth Gledhill
    THE hierarchy of the Roman Catholic Church has published a teaching document instructing the faithful that some parts of the Bible are not actually true. The Catholic bishops of England, Wales and Scotland are warning their five million worshippers, as well as any others drawn to the study of scripture, that they should not expect “total accuracy” from the Bible.
  • Religious Fundamentalism and Peace

    07/28/2005 7:38:55 PM PDT · by Zionist Conspirator · 4 replies · 284+ views
    Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem ^ | 10/01/'03 | H. B. Michel Sabbah, Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem
    2.What is Fundamentalism? We find in the Gospel of Saint Luke (chapter 9) a typical and interesting case of a concrete fundamentalist attitude. We read: “They (Jesus and the disciples) went to a Samaritan village to make preparations for him, but the people would not receive him because he was going for Jerusalem. Seeing this, the disciples James and John said: ‘Lord do you want us to call down fire from heaven to burn them up?’ But he turned and rebuked them, and they went on to another village” (Lk 9:51-55).The two disciples indeed show in this incident a concrete...
  • Biblical Scroll Found in Desert

    07/16/2005 12:22:35 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 260 replies · 5,540+ views
    Guardian (U.K.) ^ | Saturday July 16, 2005
    An encounter with a Bedouin robber in a desert valley has led to what one Israeli archaeologist described as one of the most important biblical finds from the region in half a century. Professor Chanan Eshel, an archaeologist from Bar Ilan University in Tel Aviv, said yesterday that the discovery of two fragments of nearly 2,000-year-old parchment scroll from the Dead Sea area gave hope to biblical and archaeological scholars, frustrated by a dearth of material unearthed in the region in recent years, that the Judean desert could yet yield further artefacts. "No more scrolls have been found in the...
  • Retain the Bible’s authority in church

    07/09/2005 9:08:34 AM PDT · by sionnsar · 2 replies · 317+ views
    Sydney Anglicans ^ | 6/25/2005 | Archbishop Peter Jensen
    Modern spirituality invents its own standards and rituals, but the Bible stands as an authority over all traditions. Throughout history human beings have been incurably religious. Religion has continued and even flourished under atheistic regimes such as those imposed by Marxism. Despite the secular mood of our day, religion has not disappeared, it has surfaced again often under the guise of ‘spirituality’. Contemporary spirituality retains its popularity and it is so often undemanding. It is more interested in whether spirituality meets a felt need rather than the truth. We can invent our own rituals and standards of behaviour. In particular,...
  • The (Culture) War of the Word - (chasm between secularists and conservatives;Bible&Torah)

    05/29/2005 3:35:19 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 27 replies · 950+ views
    LA TIMES.COM ^ | MAY 29, 2005 | DENNIS PRAGER
    A number of years ago I discovered a root cause of America's culture war. It came to me as I debated professor Alan Dershowitz about issues of Jewish concern before a 1,000 Jews at the 92nd Street "Y" in New York City. With the exception of support for Israel, Dershowitz, a Harvard liberal, and I agreed on nothing, political or religious. Toward the end of the evening I came to understand why. "Ladies and gentlemen," I announced, "the major difference between Alan Dershowitz and me is this: When professor Dershowitz differs with the Torah, he assumes that he is right...
  • Most Americans Believe in Literal Virgin Birth - NEWSWEEK POLL

    12/24/2004 12:32:58 PM PST · by PatriotEdition · 31 replies · 809+ views
    Dec. 5 - Seventy-nine percent of Americans believe that, as the Bible says, Jesus Christ was born of the Virgin Mary, without a human father, according to a new NEWSWEEK poll on beliefs about Jesus. Sixty-seven percent say they believe that the entire story of Christmas—the Virgin Birth, the angelic proclamation to the shepherds, the Star of Bethlehem and the Wise Men from the East—is historically accurate. Twenty-four percent of Americans believe the story of Christmas is a theological invention written to affirm faith in Jesus Christ, the poll shows. In general, say 55 percent of those polled, every word...
  • F.F. Bruce's "The New Testament Documents: Are They Reliable?"

    12/10/2004 8:14:24 AM PST · by sionnsar · 23 replies · 981+ views
    Prydain ^ | 12/10/2004 | Will
    I never cease to marvel at the richness of the resources we have on the Internet. Towards that end, I am most pleased to link to the redoubtable scholar F.F. Bruce's The New Testament Documents: Are They Reliable?. This is a true treasure for apologetics, to say the least. Here is an excerpt from Chapter One, "Does It Matter?":Does it matter whether the New Testament documents are reliable or not? Is it so very important that we should be able to accept them as truly historical records ? Some people will very confidently return a negative answer to both these...
  • Most Americans believe the virgin birth is literally true

    12/05/2004 1:02:16 PM PST · by yonif · 119 replies · 2,759+ views
    Newsweek ^ | Dec. 5, 2004
    Dec. 5 - Seventy-nine percent of Americans believe that, as the Bible says, Jesus Christ was born of the Virgin Mary, without a human father, according to a new NEWSWEEK poll on beliefs about Jesus. Sixty-seven percent say they believe that the entire story of Christmas—the Virgin Birth, the angelic proclamation to the shepherds, the Star of Bethlehem and the Wise Men from the East—is historically accurate. Twenty-four percent of Americans believe the story of Christmas is a theological invention written to affirm faith in Jesus Christ, the poll shows. In general, say 55 percent of those polled, every word...
  • Anglican Church head: Don't criticize 'gays'

    12/01/2004 2:29:12 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 39 replies · 2,289+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | Wednesday, December 1, 2004
    The leader of the Anglican Church says Christians should stop openly criticizing homosexuals, out of concern for their lives. In a letter targeting the world's Anglican churches, Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams said harsh language about homosexuals can lead to murder, according to a BBC report. Although many traditional Anglican leaders oppose homosexuality, since it is unambiguously condemned in both the Old and New Testaments, Williams reportedly said in his letter: "Any words that could make it easier for someone to attack or abuse a homosexual person are words of which we must repent. "Do not think repentance is always...
  • Special Creation Update Webcast this Friday

    02/23/2004 4:41:09 PM PST · by truthfinder9 · 1 replies · 129+ views
    We have a special Creation Update Webcast this Friday with one of Christianity's leading and most respected theologians, Norm Geisler (2/27/04). This is your big chance to call in and ask him questions about biblical inerrancy. He will only be on for the first hour. In the second hour, we’ll be having theologian Vern Poythress on, who also has a Ph.D. in mathematics from Harvard, to talk about the analogical day interpretation of Genesis 1. http://www.oneplace.com/ministries/creation_update