RE: The forgotten verses

From: Alexanian, Moorad (
Date: Mon Jun 16 2003 - 10:40:08 EDT

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    It seems to me that the following verses would make no sense whatsoever if the Bible did not claim inerrancy. Of course, the verses that follow do deal with the Book of Revelations only and so consistency between this book and the rest of the Bible has to be verified. Perhaps someone can find more all-encompassing verses.

    ”I testify to everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: if anyone adds to them, God will add to him the plagues which are written in this book; and if anyone takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God will take away his part from the tree of life and from the holy city, which are written in this book..” Rev. 22:18-19.



            -----Original Message-----
            From: Walter Hicks []
            Sent: Mon 6/16/2003 9:57 AM
            To: Howard J. Van Till
            Subject: Re: The forgotten verses

            Is there anywhere in the Bible where it claims it's own inerrancy? I know, for
            example, that RC Pope has declared himself to be infallible wrt matters of faith
            and morals. But, I have never heard of any clear cut claim of inerrancy
            specifically made in the Bible. All that seems to be based upon inference and
            "Howard J. Van Till" wrote:
    > >From: Walter Hicks <>
    > >
    > > Has anyone advanced the notion that the Bible may be wrong in some places?
    > >
    > Yes, that idea has occurred to many people. In major portions of the
    > Christian community, however, that would be considered heresy of the highest
    > order. For such folk, protecting the Bible from this form of critical
    > examination is given top priority. Recall a suggestion I have made here
    > before -- look at the 'statement of faith' portion of creationist or other
    > conservative Christian web sites and note how often the very first statement
    > is a declaration about biblical inerrancy, followed later in the list by
    > statements about God and Jesus. Priorities are interesting things.
    > Howard Van Till
            Walt Hicks <>
            In any consistent theory, there must
            exist true but not provable statements.
            (Godel's Theorem)
            You can only find the truth with logic
            If you have already found the truth
            without it. (G.K. Chesterton)

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