Bob Gundry on Inerrancy

As we approach ETS next week, with its focus this year on the doctrine of biblical inerrancy, I thought I’d post a blast from the past with a quotation from Bob Gundry on inerrancy:

The Bible is inspired; that is, the Spirit of God so supervised its human authors that what they wrote there is God’s authoritative Word to us. The Bible is verbally inspired; that is, the Holy Spirit inspired the very words of Scripture, not just the concepts behind the words. Biblical inspiration is plenary; that is, the whole Bible is inspired, not just parts of it. As a result of inspiration, the Bible is inerrant, infallible. Evangelical Christians hold these beliefs about the Bible. As an evangelical Christian, I hold them.

Ironically, 2013 marks the 30 year anniversary of Bob Gundry’s “resignation” from ETS over inerrancy relating to his redaction critical approach to the Gospel of Matthew. As Ned Kelly said, “Such is life.”

If you go to ETS, make sure you attend the Tuesday panel featuring Al Mohler, Kevin Vanhoozer, Michael Bird, John Franke, and Peter Enns about inerrancy. Will be a blast!

 

  • steve

    WHY QUOTE THE BIBLE?

    Is it not ironic that those who claim that the Bible is filled with errors, contradictions, and is, in general an unreliable book, are the first ones to quote the Bible to support their doctrinal positions concerning God and His commandments?

    Is it credible to quote from the Bible to support a doctrinal position, if your primary source of authority is a creed book, a catechism, a so-called book of new revelation, or a statement of faith? If the Bible is not your authority for faith and practice; how rational would it be to quote from it to support your position?

    If the Bible and the Bible alone is not your authority and your authority alone, for faith and practice, then, to make a practice of quoting Scripture to prove a doctrinal point would not only be unreasonable and irrational, it would in fact, be dishonest.

    Either the Bible is your authority or it is not. You cannot have it both ways.

    SATAN QUOTED THE BIBLE

    The devil quoted Scripture when he temped Jesus in the wilderness. The problem was God’s word was not his authority.(Matthew 4:1-11)

    Even though Satan knew God’s word he was not obedient to it and lied about God’s word, starting in the Garden of Eden. (Genesis 3:1-13)

    To quote from the Bible to support or refute a position of faith or practice and not believe that the Bible is trustworthy and is the sole authority from God, is not only disingenuous, but irrational, and does not offer credibility to any position of faith expressed.

    WHY QUOTE THE BIBLE IF YOU DO NOT BELIEVE IT IS GOD’S INERRANT WORD AND IT IS THE SUPREME AUTHORITY AND THE SUPREME AUTHORITY ALONE?

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