Letters to surfers

Why do you avoid the term innerancy and prefer to talk about the infallibility of the Bible?

Answer by Robert Brow   (www.brow.on.ca)   June 2000

I like the three images given to us in the Bible. The word of God is a fire and a hammer that breaks a rock in pieces (Jeremiah 23:29). It is also a sword (Ephesians 6:17). In the purposes of God the fire is infallible for burning, but you do not ask if each flicker of the flame is totally true. In the hands of God the hammer will infallibly end up smashing the rock. You do not complain if one or two blows miss the mark. And in a sword fight God will infallibly disarm the opponent. You do not count the inerrancy of each thrust and parry.

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