Is the Bible inerrant and infallible?
To be infallible must it be inerrant?
- gatitaLv 71 decade agoFavorite Answer
I can only speak of the veracity of the Bible. I believe the Bible to be the inerrant and infallible word of God. The Bible says : "All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and [is] profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:" 2 Timothy 3:16
One of the greatest miracles of the Bible is its unity. Even though the 66 books of the Bible were written...
* On three continents
* In three languages
* Over a period of about 1,500 years
* By about 40 different people with different educations, backgrounds, and professions (kings, shepherds, scientists, attorneys, a general, fishermen, priests, and a physician)...
...their teachings as a whole remain amazingly in harmony with one another. Talk about astounding !! Even three witnesses of events often offer wildly contradicting versions of events. Yet the Bible reads as if written by one great mind. The mind of God Almighty.
In Christ, gatita
Apostolic Believer In One God, JesusSource(s): KJV Bible 1611
- 4 years ago
I won't go into the age where you said that it was, there have been plenty of posts to give you the time it was constructed. What I'd like to add is that I think that it was done well. I do not think that the Letter of James is very good at all, but there is a bit of good stuff in it. It's just that James wasn't saying the samething as Paul and the rest of the Bible. What I will not agree with is that the Bible is inerrant. As you seem to have found. I don't have to, and as I have been taught by by old pastor, English itself must be looked around to get a better example of the words used. But it IS the inspired word of God. Balaam's ***, Paul, me, all of those touched by God's workings are inspired, and none are perfect. The Inerrant Word of God sat down at the right hand of the Father. So if you are looking for inerrancy, look to God only. The rest is not infallible any more than it is incorruptable.
- TristenLv 71 decade ago
Christians believe that,
a) The scriptures are inerrant in the original manuscripts
b) God has preserved the integrity of all essential doctrine contained in the Bible.
This does make some allowances for the possibility of unimportant copyist errors - but nothing that would impact essential doctrine.
There are no technical contradictions in the Bible. If a path of reasoning exists that is able to make the 'alleged' contradictions consistent, then the accusation of a contradiction fails. It is irrelevant whether or not a detractor accepts the explanation. It only matters that an explanation exists.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
yes, i believe the Bible is inerrant and infallible. the Bible is a miracle in itself.
i think so, yes, it has to be inerrant if it is infallible.
as we know from the Bible, II Timothy tells us that ALL Scripture is God-breathed, and i believe it. since i accept this as truth, how could God's thoughts and words be in error? God is able to preserve His word through the ages, as evidenced by the Bible in its earliest manuscripts.
II Timothy 3:16-17 All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, 17 so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.
God bless you, little lamb.
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- Edward NLv 51 decade ago
Mr Lamb, who in your opinion would be qualified to answer such a question? Is it fair to say: The Bible? It says: "The grass withereth and the flower thereof falleth away (thats you and me getting old and ugly), but The Word of God endureth forever."
Why not ask: Is God inerrant and infallible? And who would answer?
FAITH is the answer in general, and faith in Jesus Christ in particular.
You either believe it or you dont. Your choice now just as it has been for over 2000 years.
- John PLv 71 decade ago
The Bible is a collection of stories and recommendations written by many people over a period of a thousand years or more, and some versions include more stories thsan others. All versions omit some writings earlier considered suitable for inclusion. Look at the gospels for inconsistencies in reporting the same story. Infallible and inerrant are thus words not accurately used of the Bible.
- MatthewLv 71 decade ago
The Holy Bible is the inerrant, infallible, and authoritative word of Almighty God.
- 1 decade ago
for something that is meant to be the "inerrant and infallible word of god", it sure seems to contain an awful lot of errancy and fallacy...
- 1 decade ago
although they do the best they can, it is mankind that supplies various translation. then one translation can be read by say100 people, parts of the different people will then add there interpretations. so the bible as inspired by god is infallible mankind is notSource(s): the new world translation of the holy scriptures
- AvondrowLv 71 decade ago
No. You can't get one chapter into it without encountering contradiction and absurdity.
Which is inevitable, given that it is not a single, coherent 'book' but rather a heavily edited, selected and translated anthology of myths spanning many centuries and culled from a wide variety of cultures, written by different people having different agendas. There is therefore no overriding message, just a matrix into which you can inject any ideas you like. And people do!