From: gordon brown (email@example.com)
Date: Wed May 14 2003 - 11:31:02 EDT
On Mon, 12 May 2003 PASAlist@aol.com wrote:
> Jesus did not believe biblical inspiration
> guarantees absolute inerrancy (Matt 19:8), and neither should we---if we are
> his followers.
It appears that proponents and opponents of inerrancy often have different
definitions of the term. Using what I assume that the leading proponents
of inerrancy mean by the term, the above quote would suggest that in Matt.
19:8 Jesus said that Moses didn't have his facts straight. Actually, what
He indicates is that the standards of the Mosaic Law were less strict than
God's standards. There is a difference between pointing out shortcomings
in the Law of Moses and saying that something is inaccurately reported.
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