Inerrancy And Intellectual Argument Analysis

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Today was a day as any other day, as I sat on the bench at the park and read my daily reading of the Bible. Today I was approached by a lady she actually stopped and ask me what it was in the world that made me sit day after day on my bench and read the Bible? She also wanted to know why I considered it to be an authoritative instrument. I shared with her the views of so many before me: When we refer to the Bible as being authoritative, we mean that it is something that has been either written down or spoken in authority with accuracy and truth (Elwell 2001). Town’s refers to this as “God Breathed”, meaning, guided by the Holy Spirit, to give man the inspired text we call the Bible (Towns 2008, pp. 60). Just like when Moses was given the Ten …show more content…
There are several views about the errancy and or inerrancy of the Word. One of the strongest views about the inerrancy is; that the words written by the prophets and apostles have always been used in the Church (Elwell, 2001). They viewed them as ‘divinely given’, or inspired ‘breathed’, the Bible says over and over “that God can not lie” and this is His character behind the words in which He inspired man to write” (Elwell 2001, pp158). There are also some views that are not quite as strong, these believe that the Bible cannot be quoted as accurate; this is what is known as the Epistemological view (Towns 2008). This belief is that at least part or some of the Bible is not right and was not inspired by God; also that it leaves room for error (Elwell 200, pp 158). Another view is known as the Slippery Slope which just opens the door for another belief or different doctrine.This leaves a great deal of room for others to believe something all together different (Elwell 2001, pp. 160). This is considered the lowest on the polls because one cannot change beliefs and doctrines and therefore find room for …show more content…
It takes a very small amout of faith, trust and belief for an individual to trust in God and His word. To be able to walk on a daily basis in the belief that the words He gave us were inspired and given to all of man as a means of direction. Some need recipes to be guided others just taste or feel their way through. I believe with all of my heart and sould that every word of the Bible is God breathed as in 2 Timothy 3:16, and that is the authority of the Holy Spirit for our guide. That each of us has a choice about the way we choose to live and what we choose to use as a means of that direction. Some cannot even read the first word of the Bible, yet they walk daily by faith and trust knowing that God will lead and guide them along their paths. Many have tried to prove the inaccuarcy of the word, and failed time and again. God hid the word from man for a very long time, until it was the right time for us to read and understand what it was He was trying to say (Towns 2008). As a messenger of the word, we all have the responsibility to pass on and preserve the text just as God has wanted. I will continue to do my part as would I hope others do as

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