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The Bible: Inspired or Inerrant? (Part 2)

Our last blog took on the question: Is the Bible to be viewed as a book that is inspired by God but with possible errors? Or is it inerrant?

The answer was: The Bible itself claims to be inspired, but lays no claim to inerrancy.

With Part 2 of this blog we take on two additional questions: First, is the case for inerrancy any stronger if one argues from the logic of deductive rather than inductive reasoning? And then we address a more fundamental question: Why Does God Prefer Inspiration over Inerrancy?

Join us in a treacherous but rewarding journey - as we consider the age-old question of biblical inspiration vs. inerrancy with this 2nd installment of the jesustheheresy
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All scripture is "given by inspiration"
(as quoted from the NKJV translated letter of the apostle Paul to his disciple Timothy).

But what does inspiration mean?
Nothing more and nothing less than "God breathed."

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At this website, we invite you to explore new perspectives on Jesus the god-man. Layered into this site are multiple levels of heresies that challenged then shaped Christianity, varied canonical and non-canonical views on multiple aspects of Christian faith and practice, and God's approach of messy vitality to building a written Word.

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If that's not enough, go further and pursue God's kingdom economy, reconsider the question of eternal damnation, the sometimes kindred and often contentious spirit of Islam and Christianity, and the case to re-boot Christianity.

Jerusalem's Dung Gate - at the entrance to the Temple Mount and Western Wall. Today as well as historically, a symbol of the political, social and economic conflicts facing not just Israelis and Palestinians, but prospects for peace and good will among men and women - all set within this divine experiment around this small globe.

What would Jesus make of it all?

 


Twelve Heresies of Christianity
This is the tale of one dozen advocates of a gospel outside the mainstream of their time – extending from the apostle Matthew to reformation leader Martin Luther and then back to Jesus the Christ. From this assemblage, rediscover their views of a god-man who even today rattles our bones.


Contrasting Accounts of Jesus
Compare the diverse portrayals of Jesus on 24 different topics from the often conflicting perspectives of four gospel writers, the early church leaders James and Paul – plus Thomas and other writers of gospel accounts not contained within the New Testament canon.


Building the Bible
What we know today as the Old and New Testaments did not just happen. Most of us have our own opinions as to what the Bible represents. But do we when or why these books were written, or how this compilation of disparate works was assembled and accepted as the authoritative source for current and future generations?

Kingdom Economy

Hell Re-Considered

Islam & Christianity

Re-Booting Christianity

Where to from Here?
How is our understanding of the historical Jesus to affect how our lives along The Way today -- whether individually or collectively?

Four topics explore the relevance to a 21st century world. We consider the economy of God's kingdom, suggest a reconsideration of how "hell" may be most appropriately viewed, introduce Islam from a Christian perspective, and end with
seven theses integral to re-booting Christianity.

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