Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Inerrancy? Infallibility? Find those words in the Bible

Steve Wynkoop has posted a long quote from Jim Dixon on how the doctrines of biblical inerrancy and infallibility jibe with the idea of a living, active Word. It's worth reading.

Update: Mickey at Drinking Deeply offers his thoughts on inerrancy and infallibility.


Blogger Dr_Mike said...

I think Steve's (via Jim Dixon's) warning is a needed corrective and balance to the stagnant view of Scripture. But we must remember that what makes the Bible living is the Holy Spirit: it is nothing in the printed word itself that is salvific or sanctifying apart from the illuminating work of the Holy Spirit. There are many non-Christians who read the Bible and come away (a) unenlightened and (b) non-Christians. No Holy Spirit, no living (written) word.

Otherwise, it seems we teeter on the verge of making an idol out of the written word. God gives life: to you, me, and His word.

Of course, I could be wrong - but I don't think so.

10:49 AM, November 30, 2005  
Blogger Steve said...

Thanks Milton for reading and commenting! I especially like Dr. Dixon's thoughts concerning the Bible is not a carcass that can be dissected.

Grace and peace,

11:21 AM, November 30, 2005  
Blogger Milton Stanley said...

I don't think so either, Mike. Good word, and good to hear from you.

2:39 PM, November 30, 2005  
Blogger Milton Stanley said...

You're quite welcome, Steve. Thanks for the post!

2:39 PM, November 30, 2005  

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