Monday, September 17, 2007

I don't get this

Frank Pastore's latest article is very carefully written. It gives the illusion of an argument without the actual substance of said argument.

Basically it's this.

Liberal believers claim to be inspired by the Bible when they propose fighting poverty and not worrying so much about abortion/homosexuality.

Liberal believers do not believe in the inerrancy of the Bible. For those who don't know what inerrancy, Pastore provides a handy explanation.
Inerrancy is the view that God is the author of every single word of the original autographs of both the Old and New Testaments, and that He superintended the human authors to compose and record without error exactly what He wanted, even down to the specific words that were used.
Somehow this proves that Conservative Christians are right and Liberal Christians are wrong.

I don't get it myself - but I think if you are the sort of person who believes in inerrancy you are probably also the sort of person who rejects the theory that any interpretation of the Holy Word but your own might be correct. So maybe the argument doesn't have to be all that effective.

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