A Catholic Statement
The Bible not only contains the word of God: it is the word of God. The
primary author is the Holy Ghost, or, as it is commonly expressed, the
human authors wrote under the influence of Divine inspiration.... (the
scriptures) are sacred and canonical "because, having been written by
inspiration of the Holy Ghost, that have God for their author, and as
such have been handed down to the Church" The inerrancy of the Bible
follows as a conse- quence of this Divine authorship. Wherever the
writer makes a statement as his own, that statement is the word of God
infallibly true, whatever be the subject matter of the statement.
Baptist Statement: The Holy Bible was written by men
divinely inspired and is God's revelation of Himself to man. It is a
perfect treasure of divine instruction. It has God for its author,
salvation for its end, and truth, without any mixture of error, for its
matter. Therefore, all Scripture is totally true and trustworthy.
statement: Being wholly and verbally God-given, Scripture is
without error or fault in all its teaching, no less in what it states
about God's acts in creation, about the events of world history, and
about its own literary origins under God, than in its witness to God's
saving grace in individual lives.
That's the lie!
We need only
show one clear error in the Bible to expose
this evil doctrine.
First, hear Moses: You shall
therefore keep my statutes and my
doing which a man
shall live: I am the LORD.
hear Jesus: A man
asked Jesus what he must do to receive eternal life. Jesus
said, What is written in
How do you read? And he
answered, "You shall love the Lord your
God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your
strength, and with all your mind; and your neighbor as yourself." And
he said to him, You have
right; do this, and you will live. (Lk.10:26-28)
These agree; but Now
hear Paul, on the same subject: I was once alive
apart from the law, but when the commandment came, sin revived and I
died; the very commandment which
prom- ised life proved to be death... (Rom.7:9f}
For we hold that a man is justified by
faith apart from works of law.(Rom.3:28)
This exposes yet another
James: You see that a man is
justified by works and not by faith alone. (Ja. 2:24)
errs here, and it is in the Bible. The Book, both Old and New
Testaments, is replete with
errors and contradictions of all types - factual, historical,
doctrinal. This one false doctrine - biblical inerrancy - is
Christendom's front line of
against the Word of Truth and leads astray all who
And Jesus says: And many false
prophets will arise and lead many astray.(Mt.24:11)
The inerrancy doctrine is a red herring
that Christians drag across the Way to lead many astray.
The question is, ''Where do we go for the Truth - to the whole
Bible?" No, only to Jesus: I am the way, the truth and the
one comes to the father except through me.
(Jn.14:6) He rebuked others for doing exactly the same
thing the Christians are doing now: You search the scriptures, because you
suppose in them to be having eternal life, and these are those
witnessing concerning me. And you do not want to come to me in order
that you have life(Jn.5:39f)What
is the reason for errors in the
"scripture?" Moses erred when he allowed divorce; Jesus explains:>Moses
tolerated it to you because of your hard
heartedness. This did not come to pass from the beginning.(Mt.19:8)Moses
much, and so the Bible errs. For example, You
have heard that it was said by
Moses, (Dt.19;210): Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth. But
I say to you not to oppose evil, but whoever strikes the right side
of your cheek, turn to him the other also.(Mt.5:38f) Where the scriptures err,
and they err much, it is mainly due to the hard hearts of the people.
(except Jesus Words) is the same story, with the same result. It errs
due to the hardness of hearts. O
that today you would hearken to his voice! Harden not your hearts . . (Ps.95:7f)
Jesus is the Truth!