Some bible critics have claimed that defending the Bible’s inerrancy “discredits Christ.” It does this, we’re told, “by taking qualities of Christ – his sinless perfection – and trying to attribute those to Scripture“ (Bruxy Cavey). Now of course any true Christian will affirm that Christ is sinless and perfect. Inerrantists go one step further; they “take” this property of sinless perfection and “give” it of the Bible. And this, the critic insists, is a problem. Well, how so? Continue reading
Consider 1 Corinthians 1:14, which says: “I thank God that I did not baptize any of you except Crispus and Gaius.” Does this verse show that Scripture contains an error? Bruxy Cavey has claimed that it does. He reasons approximately as follows. Continue reading
Is the Bible authoritative or not? Bruxy Cavey has argued as follows (see here):
(1) All authority has been given to Jesus (Mt 28:18).
(2) No authority has been given to the Bible. Continue reading
Isaiah 53:5 says that “He was crushed for our iniquities.” On the ordinary and prevailing (evangelical) reading of this passage, what v. 5 expresses is this truth:
(R1) Jesus was crushed as a punishment for our iniquities. Continue reading