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Inerrancy is dangerous at Fuller Seminary.
The Language of "Inerrancy" and its DangersWe recognize the importance that the word inerrancy has attained in the thinking of many of our scholarly colleagues and the institutions which they serve. We appreciate the way in which most of them use the term to underscore the fact that Scripture is indeed God's trustworthy Word in all it affirms. Where inerrancy refers to what the Holy Spirit is saying to the churches through the biblical writers, we support its use. Where the focus switches to an undue emphasis on matters like chronological details, precise sequence of events, and numerical allusions, we would consider the term misleading and inappropriate.
Its dangers, when improperly defined, are:
- that it implies a precision alien to the minds of the Bible writers and their own use of the Scriptures;
- that it diverts attention from the message of salvation and the instruction in righteousness which are the Bible's key themes;
- that it may encourage glib and artificial harmonizations rather than serious wrestling with the implication of biblical statements which may seem to disagree;
- that it leads those who think that there is one proven error in the Bible (however minor), to regard its whole teaching as subject to doubt;
- that too often it has undermined our confidence in the Bible by a retreat for refuge to the original manuscripts (which we do not posses) whenever problems cannot otherwise be resolved;
- that it prompts us to an inordinate defensiveness of Scripture which seems out of keeping with the bold confidence with which the prophets, the apostles and our Lord proclaimed it.