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Why Inerrancy Should Not Be Your Focus

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  • Why Inerrancy Should Not Be Your Focus

    I've posted in a certain thread in Tektonics and I've seen Christians lately stating that if a contradiction showed up in Scripture that they'd abandon their faith. Both of these involve a problem with a focus on Inerrancy. I have more to say on why that should not be your focus.

    http://deeperwaters.ddns.net/?p=8535

  • #2
    I like this post Nick
    A happy family is but an earlier heaven.
    George Bernard Shaw

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      Let’s suppose you answer all of them which will require much time and effort. What will be the response? It will not be “Wow. I hadn’t considered these. Thanks!” It will be going to another web site and getting 101 more Bible contradictions. You don’t need to play “Stump the Bible Scholar.”
      This reminds me of a certain member of this site...
      "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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      • #4
        Liked your essay!

        I do have a catch-all answer. I'd challenge the person who points out what appears to be a contradiction to show that given A (the first part of the contradiction) then B (the other part) is indeed logically [not A], using pure logic. Show that the truth value of B = that of [not A].

        A counter to that is to assert that it is very unlikely for B to mean something that does not mean [not A]. I might then say that the poser is just expressing an opinion as to the likelihood. Perhaps he will then try to argue that it is indeed very or "overwhelmingly" likely that B's truth value = that of [not A]. I might then put on the shrug smilie or point out something wrong with the poser's argument.
        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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