To what extent does Biblical infallibility extend?

If the Bible is incapable of error, to what extent does that infallibility extend, just to theological matters or to all maters to which it speaks?

 

We have already touched on this idea but it bears repeating.  Given that the Bible is written by God, it is impossible for the text to be in error.  God is omniscient and as he is the author of the Bible, the Bible reflects his omniscience in all areas.  This means that the Bible is inerrant in the history of which it speaks, of the geography of which it speaks, of the science of which it speaks, and of real existence of the miraculous deeds that it records.  It is our obligation, when our own understanding seems to contradict the revelation of scripture, to submit our understanding to the revelation that is given.  Anything that compromises this view accuses God of being untruthful in his revelation of all things or it denies that scripture is divine revelation altogether and accuses its authors of being charlatans and frauds in the name of religion.

Author: preacherwin

A pastor, teacher, and a theologian concerned about the confused state of the church in America and elsewhere...Writing because the Christian should think Biblically.

2 thoughts on “To what extent does Biblical infallibility extend?

    1. The problem with limiting scriptural infallibility to those three elements is that the Apostle Paul seems to apply infallibility to all areas of life (2 Timothy 3:16-17). As I spoke in the post, infallibility and inerrancy exist because the scriptural text originates from an infallible and inerrant God, to compromise or limit this in any way, as some do, compromises the authority of the text. Thanks for your thoughts.

      win

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