otseng wrote: ↑Wed Oct 30, 2019 9:30 am
[Replying to Tcg
Yes, most of the groups that I found add the qualification that inerrancy only applies to the autographs (original). Probably if pressed, the Southern Baptists and Lutheran Church Missouri Synod would limit it to the autographs, but they are not explicit in this.
Following applies inerrancy only to the autographs:
"Importantly, when we speak of biblical inerrancy, we are speaking of the original text of Scripture
, not its manuscript copies."
https://www.ligonier.org/learn/devotion ... inerrancy/
"Moody Bible Institute believes strongly in the factual, verbal, historical inerrancy of the Bible. That is, the Bible, in its original documents,
is free from error in what it says about geography, history and science as well as in what it says about God."
https://www.moodybible.org/beliefs/posi ... nts/bible/
Assembly of God
"Inerrancy is a near synonym to infallibility and has been used more recently to further attest that Scripture as recorded in the original manuscripts
, the autographs, is without error."
https://ag.org/Beliefs/Position-Papers/ ... -Scripture
"Absolute inerrancy is therefore to be attributed to the written Word of God. This is true of the original writings
, none of which are known to exist today. The copies of those original writings and the translations made in many languages cannot lay claim to absolute accuracy."
https://wol.jw.org/en/wol/d/r1/lp-e/120 ... p=par#h=23
Answers in Genesis
"When we talk about inerrancy, we refer to the original writings of Scripture
https://answersingenesis.org/is-the-bib ... scripture/
"Inspiration and inerrancy applies to the original writings, not to the copies. In other words, it is the original writings
that are without error. The copies, sadly, have copyist errors in them."
1921 Christian Fundamentals Association creed
"We believe in the plenary and verbal inspiration of the Bible as the Word of God; that it is authentic in its matter, authoritative in its counsels, inerrant in the original writings
, and the only infallible rule of faith and practice."
https://www.patheos.com/blogs/unreasona ... mentalism/
"Inerrancy is the view that when all the facts become known, they will demonstrate that the Bible in its original autographs
and correctly interpreted is entirely true and never false in all it affirms, whether that relates to doctrines or ethics or to the social, physical, or life sciences."
CS Lewis Institute
"The inerrancy of Scripture means that Scripture, in the original manuscripts
and when interpreted according to the intended sense, speaks truly in all that it affirms."
http://www.cslewisinstitute.org/The_Ine ... ullArticle
Evangelical Dictionary of Theology
"When all the facts become known, they will demonstrate that the Bible in its original autographs
and correctly interpreted is entirely true and never false in all it affirms, whether relative to doctrine or ethics or the social, physical or life sciences."