We often hear that the teachings of the Bible are good-and-well, but we must not take the writings too seriously. They tell us the Scriptures have been corrupted overtime and now we possess only a fragment of the original. So, we are inclined to cherry pick verses we like and ignore ones which cause division or confusion. Of course we want to be given the desires of our hearts (Ps 37:4), but we don’t really want to face eternal punishment (Rev 20:11-15). But, what if we held an uncorrupted and true Bible, not just true, but inerrant, infallible and all sufficient- the very word of God? Such a Bible would change our very conception of faith and our current relationship with God. We hope to briefly address the topic of biblical inerrancy using both biblical and extra-biblical evidence to disprove the conception of a corrupted biblical text and show the truth of the Scriptures.
First, we must turn to the sixty-six books composing Bible. If the Bible does not itself claim inerrancy, infallibility, and sufficiency, then we begin a pointless conversation. Fortunately, the Scriptures come with assembly and operation instructions. Let us start in the Old Testament, the Jewish Torah, composing the first 39 books of our modern Bible. In Joshua 1:8, we read, “This book of the law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it.” God speaks directly to Joshua and confirms the necessity of His book of the law. The “book of the Law” refers to the writings of Moses, also know as the Pentateuch, which compose the first five books of our Old Testament. We note two things from this admonition: first, God does not mention any textual corruption; second, the book of the law is all-sufficient and should be a constant source of reflection and thought. Moses also asserts the all-sufficient nature of the Scriptures instructing all the people to “diligently [teach the Law] to your sons and shall talk of them when you sit in your house and when you walk by the way and when you lie down and when you rise up (Deut 6:5-7).” The word of God is true, infallible, uncorrupted, and sufficient for all teaching- day and night.....
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