From: John W Burgeson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Mon Sep 01 2003 - 11:53:09 EDT
>>Indeed, the mark of an evangelical in many quarters is belief in a
totally inerrant Bible. This was a major part of the hassle in Missouri
Synod some time back, for example. Not all are YEC. Some give a
concordist interpretation to Genesis 1f to produce OEC. But they are
probably not the kind of evangelical you commonly meet in United
Methodist and Presbyterian Church USA.>.
Davis, in his book "The Debate About the Bible" (see my notes on it at
claims the "evangelical" label for himself although he rejects inerrancy.
When I was Southern baptist (1976-1987) I know we claimed the term,
although generally agreeing with Davis. Not "YEC" of course, although
that position was not rejected among us.
I suppose I have always included a lot of folks under that label that
might well not claim it.
Am I one? I think so. But how the label gets used by others is clearly a
factor in that claim.
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