Biblical Inerrancy and the Greener Pastures Fallacy

I have a post over at the Christward Collective that deals with a few issues involved in the somewhat intramural discussion going on about the doctrine of inerrancy in evangelical biblical scholarship. The discussion is worth having, but we need keep a little intellectual and historical perspective.

 I wholeheartedly support the idea that each new generation should confirm the doctrine of Scripture and its authority in the Christian life. Yes, we stand on the shoulders of giants like Augustine, Calvin, Hodge, Bavinck, and Warfield, but at the same time our young pastors and scholars need to be personally impressed with the central role of Scripture as God’s unique revelation in this world and that impression needs to be based on both tradition and rigorous personal study. So it is important for us to engage with the challenges to scriptural authority that arise and to revisit and renew our own views of how these challenges relate to the Christian life. It is not enough just to lay hold of tradition, but rather we ought to desire a living faith that is rooted in and blossoms from tradition but is applied in the present life.

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