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Does the Bible Have Errors?

The Bible as we know it was translated over many years from the original Hebrew and Greek manuscripts. These original manuscripts are true and without error (infallible) since they were directly inspired by God.  

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You can trust the Bible

God can’t lie and does not make mistakes, so you can trust what he has said, and the process by which he preserved his Word. 

Theme Verse
HEBREWS 6:18 NLT

So God has given both his promise and his oath. These two things are unchangeable because it is impossible for God to lie. Therefore, we who have fled to him for refuge can have great confidence as we hold to the hope that lies before us.

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Is the Bible True?
Video: 3 Min
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Article: 7 Min

Three Things We Must Believe About God’s Word

by Kevin Deyoung at Crossway

Verse
Psalm 119:160 NIV

All your words are true;
all your righteous laws are eternal.

Video: 9 Min
Verse
Numbers 23:19 ESV

God is not man, that he should lie,
or a son of man, that he should change his mind.
Has he said, and will he not do it?
Or has he spoken, and will he not fulfill it?

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You can use the Word of
God to come to wrong conclusions,
but you cannot find
any wrong conclusions in
the Word of God.

Verse
Romans 3:4 ESV

By no means! Let God be true though every one were a liar, as it is written, “That you may be justified in your words, and prevail when you are judged.”

Does the Bible Have Errors?
Definition

The Inerrancy of Scripture

means that Scripture in the original manuscripts does not affirm anything that is contrary to fact.
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Is Inerrancy a Helpful Term?

by Nathan A. Finn

I believe inerrancy remains a helpful term because it makes an important claim about Scripture that reflects what                    Scripture claims about itself. It’s also a claim rooted in the character of the God who inspired the Bible’s words.

 

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Article: 10 Min

The Inerrancy of Scripture: What’s At Stake

by Ben Giselbach at Plain Simple Faith

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The Bible...
always tells the truth
concerning everything it talks about.

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Does the Bible Have Errors? 

by Charles Spurgeon

Men talk of all the “mistakes of Scripture.” I thank God that I have never met with any. Mistakes of translation there may be, for translators are men, but mistakes of the original Word there never can be, for the God who spoke it is infallible and so is every Word He speaks, and in that confidence we find delightful rest. 

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by John Piper, 9 Min
Verse
Matthew 5:18 NIV

For truly I tell you, until heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest letter, not the least stroke of a pen, will by any means disappear from the Law until everything is accomplished.

Article: 10 Min

What Does “Inerrancy” Mean?

by Justin Taylor at The Gospel Coalition

Video: 3 Min
by John MacArthur at The Master’s Seminary
Article: 20 Min

Why Should We Believe in the Inerrancy of Scripture?

by Brian H. Edwards at Answers in Genesis

by Beau Bekendam, 57 Min
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It is easier
for heaven and earth
to pass away
than for
one stroke of a letter
in the law
to drop out.

Luke 16:17 CSB
Article: 10 Min

Why Is It Important to Believe in Biblical Inerrancy?

by Got Questions Ministries

Messages: 44 Min

Defending the Doctrine of Inerrancy

by R.C. Sproul

Verse
Proverbs 30:5-6 NIV

“Every word of God is flawless; he is a shield to those who take refuge in him. Do not add to his words, or he will rebuke you and prove you a liar.”

Article: 10 Min

Do Inconsistencies in the Gospels Undermine Scripture’s Inerrancy?

by Rob Plummer at The Gospel Coalition

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the words of the Lord
are flawless,
like silver purified in a crucible,
like gold refined
seven times.

Psalm 12:6 NIV
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