Wednesday, August 5, 2009

The Question of Inerrancy

I was surprised and bemused a little over a year ago to run into a young Baptist youth leader at children's camp who believed the Bible contained error in what it taught. This surfaced in a conversation we had during breakfast one morning that began with my asking him what sort of books he liked to read. This young man was actually the main speaker for this camp. He became quite agitated over the topic, telling me that he used to believe the way I did about the inerrancy of Scripture, but no longer did.

Not long ago I was listening to a talk by Don Carson in which he communicated that though the battle for the inerrancy of Scripture has been fought valiantly in past decades, it has not been won. Here Don Carson speaks about 4 minutes on the topic (the video cuts off, wish it could have run a little longer!) but it's enough to get a taste for where the issues lie.
I bow down toward your holy temple
and give thanks to your name for your steadfast love and your faithfulness,
for you have exalted above all things
your name and your word (Psalm 138:2)


Disjecta Membra said...

I found that video very helpful! (and timely too,) Thanks.

Disjecta Membra said...

Oop, Jeri, that was me, Laurie. Apparently Paul was signed in on my computer.)

jeri said...

I should also say that I found that video via Challies a la carte...I forgot to HT him and then later couldn't edit anything in for some reason.

I'm going to google "disjecta membra" right now...!