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Inerrancy Paperback – April 25, 1980
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This book, INERRANCY, edited by Norman Geisler defends the view that the Bible is to be accepted as the Word of God and without error in the original manuscripts. Based off the historical 1978 Chicago Statement on Inerrancy, this book was published in 1980 but is timeless in its defense of Scripture much the same as B.B. Warfield's book, THE INSPIRATION AND AUTHORITY OF SCRIPTURE. The book dives into the defense of the Bible as the infallible and inerrant Word of God by first looking at how Jesus viewed Scripture. This is vital. How Jesus viewed the Old Testament leads us to understanding how the Church viewed the entire Canon of Scripture. INERRANCY leaves no doubt that Jesus loved the Old Testament, viewed it as the Word of God, and accepted the Old Testament as historically true.
Overall this is a solid work. Despite being first published in 1980, INERRANCY is vital to helping the true Church of Christ defend the absolute trustworthiness of Scripture. If we doubt the inerrancy of Scripture and doubt, for example, the six day's of creation in Genesis 1-2, how can we trust that what Jesus said or did is true? We must accept the Bible from Genesis to Revelation as the inerrant Word or our faith is built only on faith and not clear, truthful statements from God Himself in His Word.
Chapter 1, written by John Wenham, attempts to argue that Jesus viewed the scriptures as inerrant. Wenham argues that Jesus' mention of OT events demonstrate that He believed said events were historical. This is a complete non-sequitur. Wenham also adds that if these events were not historical then "Jesus' reference to them was meaningless". This, however, is not correct at all. The references would not have been meaningless to his hearers who did indeed take them as historical. Wenham also asserts that Jesus' repeated declaration of "Have you not read...?" is equivalent to Him saying "Do you know that God has said...?", however he fails to substantiate this assertion and thus leaves it unwarranted. Wenham then deals with Jesus supposed abrogations of the OT (You have heard it was said...But I tell you). Wenham actually does a good job of demonstrating that Jesus was not exactly overturning OT laws but only the faulty interpretations of it. However, there are still a couple of instances where Jesus did indeed oppose OT law. These instances regard Jesus' cleansing of all foods and His teaching on divorce. Wenham attempts to show these as not abrogations of the OT but I was not convinced. Thus, Wenham failed to show that Jesus did indeed view the OT as inerrant.
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Giseler presents an excellent compilation of material in defense of his position on the inerrancy of the Holy Scriptures. Read morePublished on May 12, 2012 by Oldman2011
I think it is a book for believers and nonbelievers in the Bible to read to get an idea of the supernatural greatness of tha Bible,that it really has come from God.Published on February 15, 2012 by Jaime A. Delcastillo
This book was on time and well packaged but it was not in good condition. The book seemed to have survived a spill on top of many of the pages. Read morePublished on November 29, 2010 by Benjamin Fugate
All, I have to do is re-quote the "Neo-Calvinist"'s review:
I had to purchase and read this book for a seminary class that I took this past year. Read more
This unpopular but invaluable book sets forth the proofs for biblical "inerrancy"--the doctrine that every word of Christian Scripture is inspired by the Holy Ghost: the Bible is... Read morePublished on October 25, 2008 by Lucifer