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Introducing Christian Doctrine Chapter 6: The Dependability of God's Word: Inerrancy
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The doctrine that the Bible is fully truthful in all of its teachings.
Reporting things the way they appear to the human eye.
Holds that the Bible, which includes rather detailed treatment of matters both scientific and historical, is fully true. Apparent discrepancies can and must be explained.
Holds that the Bible is completely true, though scientific and historical assertions are reported the way they appear to the human eye. They are not necessarily exact; rather, they are popular descriptions, often involving general references or approximations.
Regards the Bible as inerrant and infallible in its salvific doctrinal references. The Bible's scientific and historical references, however, reflect the understanding current at the time it was written.
Apparent discrepancies in the Bible are resolved where available information yields a plausible explanation, knowing that if we had all the data, the problems would vanish.
Benjamin B. Warfield
Maintained that the doctrinal teaching of biblical inerrancy is in itself such a strong consideration that the phenomena can virtually be ignored.
Contended that the problematic phenomena in Scripture require us to abandon belief in biblical inerrancy.
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