Making Sense of Inspiration
For anybody who has followed my blog, this has been my biggest gripe and stumbling block on dealing with the Inerrancy-Errancy of the Bible. And I have for the most part, I’ve come to realize the bible has errors. So in dealing with this, I asked (Atheist) Nate from Finding Truth and (Christian) Eric a.k.a. UnkleE from The Way? , Is There a God? to both do a contribution post on making sense of 2 Timothy 3:16-17 and the inspiration of God and the Bible.
So I sent them both an e-mail with the following questions and parameter of 1400 words to address: (Please forgive Nate for going over the 1400 words, he also lacks a belief in counting..J/K, couldn’t help myself.):
>> > how are you doing, I was wondering if you would like to do a contribution peace on 2 tim. 3:26-27 and on inspiration and inerrancy/errancy of the bible. And what it all means?
> Does the belief in the bible require belief in inerrancy?
> What does 2 Timothy 3:16-17, actually mean?
> Does an errant bible affect Christianity as a whole? (does it diminish the testimony of christ, the value of the cross, or the reliability of the bible?)
> Is is reasonable to say the bible is errant, but I still believe?
> Are the issues of Errancy or Inerrancy essential to the faith?
> Does the bible call or require the doctrine of inerrancy?
> What does inspired mean?
> IF the bible is errant, how can one interpret the bible objectively?
The following is the response:
- Some Thoughts on the Inspiration of the Bible By (Christian)Eric Hatfield
- Why the Bible must be Inerrant By (Atheist) Nathan Owens