Because the Bible Tells Us So

I was popped over to this site today from Pharyngula and I caught myself reading some of it. I don’t think this is the sort of faith that I could be a part of. Six-day creationists are just not with the program. However, that’s not why I’m posting.

If you look underneath their Doctrine>>Statement of Faith tab (emphasis mine):

The Bible

The Scriptures, both the Old and New Testaments, are the inspired Word of God, without error in the original writings. The Bible is the complete revelation of God’s will for the salvation of man and the supreme and final authority in all matters of faith and life. The Scriptures are a unified whole. The Old and New Testaments must each be understood in light of the other.

I’ve heard of this before. It’s called biblical inerrancy and one aspect says what that quote says; the bible is literally the word of God, set down without error in the original manuscripts.

Which makes me ask: “Are you teaching your parishoners greek, hebrew, and aramaic?” I would think it dramatically important, if one believes in the inerrancy of the bible, to be able to read it in the original, untranslated version.

As you can probably tell, I do not believe that any version of the bible was directly inspired by divine will. We humans have way too many faults and foibles to receive that sort of radio message without inserting some static.

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