Today I received a very brief question: Thank you for your amazing discussions! Would you please discuss how we know that the Bible is inerrant, and why it is so important that it is inerrant? I will answer those in reverse order. First, why is it so important that the Bible is inerrant (without error)?
A pastor gave me an interesting challenge: Greetings! I am a pastor in a free grace church in PA. I have received your magazine for many years. My question: we have a high school student graduating now and going on to a secular college in the fall. She is a believer and has had a
All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness (2 Tim 3:16). How important is it to read your Bible on a regular basis? In 2009, the Center for Biblical Engagement issued a report that concluded that people who read the Bible at
Our upcoming National Conference (register here) will be on the Great Doctrines of the Bible. I will be speaking on the Bible (i.e., Bibliology). How important is the doctrine of the Bible to the rest of theology? More specifically, how important is the doctrine of Biblical inerrancy to the rest of systematic theology? Here’s a
In the Dec 27, 2019, issue of Sword of the Lord, Dr. Shelton Smith says that the King James Version is inspired and inerrant. The title of his article is “Can You Tell Me about the King James Bible?” Under a heading entitled, “Is the King James Bible Inspired, Inerrant, and Infallible?” he answers, “Yes!
In the Fall 2019 issue of DTS Magazine, I was quite interested to see an article by Drs. Darrell Bock and Benjamin Simpson, entitled, “Minding the Gap: Orality, Memory, & the Gospels” (pp. 8-11). The gap alluded to in the title is the time between Jesus’ ministry and the writing of the Gospels, thirty years
Here is an email I received: Is there a reason why Dr. Norman Geisler is featured and lionized in the latest Grace in Focus Magazine? In my exchanges with him, he opposed GES soteriology. His website clearly articulates a repentance view. Lots more could be said. Perhaps I’m not understanding something here? While our ministry
The Historical Reliability of the New Testament. By Craig Blomberg. Nashville, TN: B & H Academic, Lexham Press, 2016. 783 pp. Paper, $39.99. I wrote a September 25, 2018, blog (see here) about a JETS review of this book. At the time I had not yet read it. Now that I have, I want to
Today I read the June 2018 issue of JETS, Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society. ETS was started in 1949 to promote the truth that the Bible has no errors in it. I graduated from seminary in 1982. At that time there were two views regarding errors in the Bible: 1) there are no errors
And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden? (Genesis 3:1) Why should it be thought a thing incredible with you, that God should raise the dead? (Acts 26:8) Inerrancy in Question GES recently held a conference in NC on Biblical Inerrancy. Inerrancy deals