Christians Fight Too Hard for Inerrancy and Inspiration

Christians Fight Too Hard for Inerrancy and Inspiration

Christians Fight Too Hard for Inerrancy and Inspiration

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Brett Kunkle answers this week’s challenge: “Christians fight too hard for inerrancy and inspiration.”

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12 thoughts on “Christians Fight Too Hard for Inerrancy and Inspiration

  1. Candice Arlebemus

    Thank you for serving me another plate of hot, steaming shit. I'll do as you want and eat it all up with a big smile on my face!

    November 10, 2021 at 8:05 am Reply
  2. Warrior Class

    Christians who say that inerrancy is so important to them and that you can't believe any of the Bible or you can't believe John 1:1 without inspiration……there just wrong, they're just being religious….Jesus said THEY search for eternal life in the scriptures and find it not because internal life is found in Jesus

    November 10, 2021 at 8:05 am Reply
  3. Winston Smith

    I simply cannot get behind that. If inerrancy is not an essential to the Christian faith, then John 1:1 is bogus. If God is the Word, and the Word is errant, then that is to suggest that God is errant. While I understand that you are not denying the inerrancy of the Bible, to suggest that it is not important is to suggest that the perfection of God is not important, and that is completely incorrect. While of course it may not be relevant to one's immediate apologetic argument, a Christian simply cannot be a Christian and deny the Word of God, for to deny the Word of God is to deny God.

    November 10, 2021 at 8:05 am Reply
  4. Noble LaRocco Masi

    Brett, I would like to point out that this video is not as solid as some of the others you have done with the way you have wrapped the topic. If you say that it is not necessary to believe in inerrancy to affirm the truth of Christianity, than you are also saying that it is not necessary to affirm that the Bible is the word of God (vs. word of man) to affirm the truth of Christianity. This sounds sketchy. You do affirm that the Word is inerrant and inspired, (as the Bible claims about it's self) so please better explain the position of affirming Christianity is true and not affirming the Bible is 100% God's Word

    November 10, 2021 at 8:05 am Reply
  5. EP.J

    Thank too many times people confuse scripture with things that were just written down. Christians are only be concerned with scripture not if israel was actually in egypt or if 600000 hebrew left egypt.

    November 10, 2021 at 8:05 am Reply
  6. True Scholar

    Could inerrancy even be proven at this point in history? We have no original copies of the ancient Holy Text; we only have copies of copies of copies of copies of and so on and so forth. From the branches of which those copies were translated or under the rule of which those copies were preserved, we find plenty of textual variances. I am not sure about the Greek NT, but speaking as someone who has studied the Hebrew Bible (OT) I know that of the Aleppo codex and the Leningrad codex (the manuscripts which make up the bulk of the English and most other language's interpreted bible) there are multiple variances in those to codices alone! I am not trying to say that inerrancy never happened, but we certainly can never prove the preservation of inerrancy did either. And we are a long shot away from having an inerrant bible for today's readers; one is to only look to the various English translations for proof of my statement.

    I would like to make a note, that for the translation of Hebrew Bible into our contemporary English Bibles, apart from the Aleppo and Leningrad codices, there were 13 other manuscripts which were also consulted in the translation/interpretation of the biblical texts of which they said different things at times. Therefore it was up to the interpreter (or an interpreting committee) to decide which they felt was the correct way the Bible was to be interpreted.

    If anyone can prove there was an inerrant stream of copies from the biblical author all the way up to today please feel free to share.

    November 10, 2021 at 8:05 am Reply
  7. mason montion

    I must say, I have always enjoyed, and have been encouraged by STR's videos. The church I feel is largely as a whole, finding themselves unequipped to reason with atheist's/skeptics questions. However, I disagree with many aspects of this video. I feel as Christians, we should not be diminishing the life transforming power and unequivocal truth that is in our scriptures..not that this was this gentleman's intention, but the title alone suggests that the ground we stand on (the bible) is not the immovable foundation we've thought it to be. Granted, I concur that there are scribal errors in scripture. These can be unsettling at first realization, but with a greater understanding of scripture these become few and insignificant. I'ts my humble opinion, that we are in a time when we need not put so much focus on proving Gods existence, bible inerrancy/errancy, etc. and instead put our focus on reaching the lost, and those that are actually seeking truth. We as Christians came to faith through these scriptures handed down to us..and one could make a case that they were handed down Very reliably. Maybe the questions we should be asking ourselves is have we truly given our full hearts and doubts to Christ? Are we in anguish for the perishing souls all around us? and not are we fighting too hard in the spirit of truth, but are we really fighting/praying hard enough? We need not to question the truth Christians, we don't need to try to tickle the atheists/skeptics "intellects" any longer. They will Never have enough "Evidence". Evidence is not the core problem, but closed eyes, and closed hearts despite saying they seek truth through the sciences. The only thing that will open their eyes is sacrificial, love bearing, Christians that shine so brightly for God that they will be without reservation. I'll end this comment that ended up much too long with what are we really trying to convince ourselves of..? Are these videos making us stronger in our faith? or more insecure? some men go through their entire life trying so desperately to prove God that they forget him completely, forgetting God does not need us to prove himself..that position was already filled in Jesus Christ..Much love to you guys.

    November 10, 2021 at 8:05 am Reply
  8. Birdie Nam

    Great teaching from STR – as always!

    But please remove the background music! The video has such an important message, but the music gives it a counterproductive spin. As the message is about LISTEN  IN, THINK and UNDERSTAND, the music pulls the listener in a totally different direction as it tickles your emotions with CHILL, GET EMOTIONAL and BE ENTERTAINED!

    I look to STR for solid teaching and a sound perspective on things, but as a musician my mind is only being pulled in opposite directions by this video. Background music very "un-STR-like" methinks.

    God bless you!

    November 10, 2021 at 8:05 am Reply
  9. Brad Vincent

    THANK YOU. Awesome video.

    November 10, 2021 at 8:05 am Reply
  10. DP

    I've been subscribed to you guys for a long time. That time has ended. I'm unsubscribing. I can't believe I just heard those words come out of your mouth in this video. Truly tragic

    November 10, 2021 at 8:05 am Reply
  11. Philip Eyrich

    Knowing about inspiration and inerrancy are not requirements for a person to be saved. After a person is saved, those teachings become important.

    I don't see how the video is any different than Catholic teaching. They maintain all essentials of the faith are passed via the Church and its traditions, and since the Church is the interpreter of the Scriptures, the Bible isn't needed at all. The Church would still teach everything God wants for His people, regardless.

    As others point out, there are many variances between Bible translations, and even texts in the original languages. There are words added, and words removed, but even if we reduce the Bible to the point where there is consensus, this reduced text still would have all the teachings regarding salvation, and, even though this new Bible is a Minimalist Version, those things it mentions are historically accurate, and it's teachings fully reliable.

    I'm staying with the King James Bible. It's the first English Bible not to be the work of one translator, it was done by a multiple committee group of the finest scholars of the day, and each verse was reviewed and updated by the other committee groups. It was designed to be accurate and to be read aloud. It has stood the test of time. I don't care for the font styles of the 1600's, so I study from one that's updated to a modern font.

    2 Timothy 3:15-17 "… the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works."

    November 10, 2021 at 8:05 am Reply
  12. debpem

    I diagree. How and where do we know about God/Jesus? Where else do we know about all God's attributes, ways and plans? If not from His word, then where else?. If I don't think inerrancy and inspiration are essential then how do I know what it says is absolutely true? How can I rely on it 100%? For me, I had to see that His word was absolutlu 100% true,inerrant and inspired before I could truly believe in Jesus.

    November 10, 2021 at 8:05 am Reply

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