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!