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Is Inerrancy an Essential?

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  • Is Inerrancy an Essential?

    We all thought Geisler had decided to quiet down. Well okay. Stop laughing. We all know he won't. Here's a response to the latest article he has put up. http://deeperwaters.wordpress.com/20...-an-essential/

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    You say "bad science" when talking about evolution when you mean "good science". Thought I would let you know.

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      It was corrected

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        AP, you say "It is in Geisler’s world and that of his followers that if you disagree with a more literalist interpretation, a style that is foreign to the text, then you disagree with Inerrancy."

        Can you give me examples of a "literalist interpretation" and a "non-literalist interpretation" of inerrancy? I just want to make sure I understand the argument. Thanks.

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          Matthew 27:51-52.

          If the text says "Saints rose from the dead" then that has to be a historical fact!

          Of course, we could consider what that does with the age of the Earth in Genesis 1....

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            Good essay!

            One thing though I wondered about: Possibly you meant "tilting at windmills," from Don Quixote.
            The greater number of laws . . . , the more thieves . . . there will be. ---- Lao-Tzu

            [T]he truth Im after and the truth never harmed anyone. What harms us is to persist in self-deceit and ignorance - Marcus Aurelius, Meditations

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Apologiaphoenix View Post
              Matthew 27:51-52.

              If the text says "Saints rose from the dead" then that has to be a historical fact!

              Of course, we could consider what that does with the age of the Earth in Genesis 1....

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                For a less controversial example, one might take the book of Revelation. I would think most of us could agree that much of it can be understand as symbolism and not necessarily a blow by blow account of the end of the world, though some people do take it that literally. Both interpretations are compatible with inerrancy.
                "I am not angered that the Moral Majority boys campaign against abortion. I am angry when the same men who say, "Save OUR children" bellow "Build more and bigger bombers." That's right! Blast the children in other nations into eternity, or limbless misery as they lay crippled from "OUR" bombers! This does not jell." - Leonard Ravenhill

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Cerebrum123 View Post
                  Actually, I figured you'd like that. Henry Morris didn't want to sign ICBI because he thought it was giving an exception to Genesis 1. When I read Genesis 1, I do see 24-hour days. That presents no problem.

                  I'm just not a YEC.

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                    Originally posted by KingsGambit View Post
                    For a less controversial example, one might take the book of Revelation. I would think most of us could agree that much of it can be understand as symbolism and not necessarily a blow by blow account of the end of the world, though some people do take it that literally. Both interpretations are compatible with inerrancy.
                    Yes. I know a few in the Geisler camp, maybe even Geisler himself, take the dragon literally.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Apologiaphoenix View Post
                      Matthew 27:51-52.

                      If the text says "Saints rose from the dead" then that has to be a historical fact!

                      Of course, we could consider what that does with the age of the Earth in Genesis 1....
                      So are you saying they didn't rise from the dead?

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                        Originally posted by Apologiaphoenix View Post
                        Actually, I figured you'd like that. Henry Morris didn't want to sign ICBI because he thought it was giving an exception to Genesis 1. When I read Genesis 1, I do see 24-hour days. That presents no problem.

                        I'm just not a YEC.
                        Aren't you giving an example of a "literalist" interpretation?

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                          I'm confused.

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                            Originally posted by ikaika777 View Post
                            So are you saying they didn't rise from the dead?
                            You're familiar with the Michael Licona controversy, right?
                            "I am not angered that the Moral Majority boys campaign against abortion. I am angry when the same men who say, "Save OUR children" bellow "Build more and bigger bombers." That's right! Blast the children in other nations into eternity, or limbless misery as they lay crippled from "OUR" bombers! This does not jell." - Leonard Ravenhill

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                              Originally posted by KingsGambit View Post
                              You're familiar with the Michael Licona controversy, right?
                              Yes, on what the topic has been exactly I forgot already.

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