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Does inspired by God imply perfection?

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    Originally posted by Sparko View Post

    I don't think anyone said "everything in the bible is inspired by God" but that the scripture is inspired by God.
    On this site, perhaps not, but I think it has been. In the general community - the verse (one of two) is cited as demonstrating that everything in the Bible is inspired scripture.

    God inspired the authors to write what he wanted them to write. But they also included some things that they wanted to say that was not necessarily inspired by God, thus Paul pointing out those parts in his own writing.
    Paul is not the only one and the two verses in question are not the only examples in Paul's writing: they are just the glaringly self evident examples. Most occurrences are less obvious, and require a close attention to context to identify them.

    On difficult passages, I think you should try to find a way to make it fit with other scripture, rather than just assume it is a contradiction.
    The temptation is to make them fit. It is necessary to identify whether they do fit. All too often, a seemingly reasonable reconciliation is presented which itself contradicts scripture.

    Especially when the difficult passages written by the same author. You need to read it in context also. Sometimes taking a verse out of context makes it appear to be contradictory but when you put it in context, it doesn't.
    Assuredly. One of the most interesting examples is where Paul says "one of their own has said 'All Cretans are liars'" Context shows that the "One of their own" is not a Cretan (though a Cretan did say long before), but one of the prophets that Paul is complaining about, a member of a group proclaiming a false Christ.

    When an influential commentator makes a blunder, it comes to be repeated unquestioned by many other commentators, and regarded as fact. Unless the person questioning the "fact" is equal with the originator in influence, it is difficult to get the "fact" reevaluated.
    1Cor 15:34 Come to your senses as you ought and stop sinning; for I say to your shame, there are some who know not God.
    Scripture before Tradition:
    but that won't prevent others from
    taking it upon themselves to deprive you
    of the right to call yourself Christian.



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