Is the Bible inerrant and infallible?

To be infallible must it be inerrant?


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I can only speak of the veracity of the Bible. I believe the Bible to be the inerrant and infallible word of God. The Bible says : "All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and [is] profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:" 2 Timothy 3:16

One of the greatest miracles of the Bible is its unity. Even though the 66 books of the Bible were written...

* On three continents

* In three languages

* Over a period of about 1,500 years

* By about 40 different people with different educations, backgrounds, and professions (kings, shepherds, scientists, attorneys, a general, fishermen, priests, and a physician)...

...their teachings as a whole remain amazingly in harmony with one another. Talk about astounding ! Even three witnesses of events often offer wildly contradicting versions of events. Yet the Bible reads as if written by one great mind. The mind of God Almighty.

In Christ, gatita

Apostolic Believer In One God, Jesus


yes, i believe the Bible is inerrant and infallible. the Bible is a miracle in itself.

i think so, yes, it has to be inerrant if it is infallible.

as we know from the Bible, II Timothy tells us that ALL Scripture is God-breathed, and i believe it. since i accept this as truth, how could God's thoughts and words be in error? God is able to preserve His word through the ages, as evidenced by the Bible in its earliest manuscripts.

II Timothy 3:16-17 All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, 17 so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.

God bless you, little lamb.



Christians believe that,

a) The scriptures are inerrant in the original manuscripts

b) God has preserved the integrity of all essential doctrine contained in the Bible.

This does make some allowances for the possibility of unimportant copyist errors - but nothing that would impact essential doctrine.

There are no technical contradictions in the Bible. If a path of reasoning exists that is able to make the 'alleged' contradictions consistent, then the accusation of a contradiction fails. It is irrelevant whether or not a detractor accepts the explanation. It only matters that an explanation exists.


although they do the best they can, it is mankind that supplies various translation. then one translation can be read by say100 people, parts of the different people will then add there interpretations. so the bible as inspired by god is infallible mankind is not


Mr Lamb, who in your opinion would be qualified to answer such a question? Is it fair to say: The Bible? It says: "The grass withereth and the flower thereof falleth away (thats you and me getting old and ugly), but The Word of God endureth forever."

Why not ask: Is God inerrant and infallible? And who would answer?

FAITH is the answer in general, and faith in Jesus Christ in particular.

You either believe it or you dont. Your choice now just as it has been for over 2000 years.


for something that is meant to be the "inerrant and infallible word of god", it sure seems to contain an awful lot of errancy and fallacy...


it is refutable


The Bible is a collection of stories and recommendations written by many people over a period of a thousand years or more, and some versions include more stories thsan others. All versions omit some writings earlier considered suitable for inclusion. Look at the gospels for inconsistencies in reporting the same story. Infallible and inerrant are thus words not accurately used of the Bible.