73. The "LAW" ==>

74.2. Inerrancy


Epitomised by the Southern Baptist Convention, holds that the original Biblical manuscripts have "God for its author, salvation for its end, and truth, without any mixture of error, for its matter", so that "all Scripture is totally true and trustworthy".


Its most erudite proponents, such as Gleason Archer, whose massive reconciliation of difficult texts echoes that of Osiander, allow that textual scholarship and an understanding of the historical context of individual passages is necessary to establish true, original biblical text, but that that text, once discovered, is without error.


At a more populist level, inerrantists sometimes simply hold that the Bible is true, without showing any awareness of questions of canon, transmission, or context.