Are Epimenides and Paul in Error?

One of the “go to” passages for those who deny inerrancy is Paul’s quotation of Epimenides in Titus 1:12 – “Cretans are always liars, evil brutes, lazy gluttons.” According to Paul, “This testimony is true.” According to the critics, Paul is “caught up in a logical paradox” [1] or at least guilty of “overstatement.” He gets “carried away,” oversimplifies matters, and consequently lapses into error (Bruxy Cavey). So what about this charge? Does it, perhaps, oversimply things? Continue reading