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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 (infallible) and without error (inerrant) since they were directly inspired by God. God can’t lie and does not make mistakes, so you can trust both what he has said, and the process by which he preserved his Word. 

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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.

HEBREWS 6:18 NLT

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

Three Things We Must Believe About God’s Word

by Kevin Deyoung at Crossway

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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.

Video: 9 Min
Verse
Psalm 119:160 NIV

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

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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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.”

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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
Does the Bible Have Errors?
Definition

The Inerrancy of Scripture

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?

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.

by Nathan A. Finn | Source
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Does the Bible Have Errors? 

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. 

by Charles Spurgeon | Source
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The Bible...
always tells the truth
concerning everything
it talks about.

by John Piper, 9 Min
by Beau Bekendam, 57 Min
Article: 10 Min

What Does “Inerrancy” Mean?

by Justin Taylor at The Gospel Coalition

Article: 20 Min

Why Should We Believe in the Inerrancy of Scripture?

by Brian H. Edwards at Answers in Genesis

Article: 10 Min

Why Is It Important to Believe in Biblical Inerrancy?

by Got Questions Ministries

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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
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.

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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