From a comment at the GB discussion: …The trouble is whether people will read, let alone try to understand, their answers. Believe it or not, Calvin and Old Princeton were pretty careful not to equate inerrancy with a scientific understanding of the . . . Continue reading →
John R. DeWitt Reviews Spiration At the Banner of Truth (HT: Derek Thomas) Iain Campbell reviews it for the Free Church of Scotland (PDF, pp. 14-15; HT: Keith Mathison).
Martin Downes has been blogging the renewed controversy over the inerrancy of God’s Word. This is a discussion that many have not wanted to have for a long time. When I started seminary in 1984 the sounds of the last “Battle for the Bible” . . . Continue reading →
From Lane Tipton in the Ordained Servant.
The question arose on the PB, “Why is it OK that we don’t have the original autographs?”
Or maybe not. Collin Hansen explains.
Ben gives us a heads up about an important forthcoming book.
Andrew is reading Kuyper
When I began my academic career one of the first things I heard was, “The inerrancy discussion is behind us. The discussion has moved on.” That may have been true in 1993 but it’s not true now. In the latest issue of . . . Continue reading →
Audio of his lecture on the use of the OT in the Revelation and it’s implications for the doctrine of inerrancy. (HT Jeff Waddington).
Martin is posting his interview with Greg Beale, from Risking the Truth.
The latest issue of Modern Reformation magazine is dedicated to the question of the nature of Scripture, particularly touching the question of inspiration and inerrancy. The issue features articles by Mike Horton, “God’s Word in Human Words,” and “The Truthfulness of Scripture”, Michael . . . Continue reading →
UPDATE March 16, 2010 If you’re subscribed to Office Hours in iTunes the latest episode should now be available. We had a (Microsoft induced) technical glitch but that has been repaired. If you’re not seeing the latest episode refresh Office Hours in . . . Continue reading →
Prolegomena To Christian Theology “XV. Therefore, their [Scripture] translation into the common language of every nation is necessary. XVI. No translation is authentic except in so far as it agrees with the Hebrew and Greek originals.” —Johannes Wollebius, Compendium of Christian Doctrine . . . Continue reading →
One of the questions that came up during the Q & A at the conference (audio forthcoming) this past weekend in Bakersfield was something to the effect that, given the research done in the 1970s and 80s on the inerrancy of Scripture, why . . . Continue reading →
In the Nicene Creed (325, 381 AD) Christians everywhere confess that the Holy Spirit “spoke by the prophets.” Ancient Christianity was marked by the highest regard for the Scriptures as God’s Word, given by the Spirit through the prophets and apostles. Since . . . Continue reading →
RESOURCES How To Subscribe To Heidelmedia Inerrancy Is The Historic Christian View Of Scripture Resources On The Inerrancy Of Scripture The HB Resource Archive Heidelmedia Archive
The final authority for Christian doctrine and the Christian life, as the Westminster Divines wrote, the Word of God in the original languages. This is why it is so important that our pastors and teachers receive a genuine education in the original languages and why we should expect them to continue learn and progress in their knowledge and use of the original languages in pastoral ministry. For centuries before the Renaissance and Reformation, most the ministers in the Western church lost the ability to read the Scriptures in the original languages. Indeed, to find an illiterate priest (one who could not read at all) was not unknown. In the Greek church, of course, they could at least read the New Testament but it was not until the Renaissance that the knowledge of Hebrew and Greek began to return more widely and to be taught again in the universities, where pastors were educated. The Reformed churches understood and appreciated the value of the knowledge of the original languages and expected the pastors to learn and use them. Continue reading →
Now we come to the second concern of this article. Is the doctrine of the inerrancy of Scripture a fundamentalist doctrine? Clearly the doctrine of inerrancy was a doctrine held and taught in the church long before the rise of fundamentalism. Luther . . . Continue reading →