We've got our inerrant Bible, but... oops! we forgot Jesus; or, how the liberals were partly right (part 1)
I thought the word was a canard: a red herring used by liberal theologians who didn't want to deal with the fact that they hold to a lower view of Scripture than the Jesus they claim to follow (see, for example, Matt. 5:18). And, I maintain, this is (to some degree) the case. But in the Southern Baptist Convention we may be guilty of pride- triumphing in the battle to affirm God's written Word, we failed to take warning from the words of our critics. In rightly arguing that the doctrine of biblical inerrancy is the only acceptable position for the Convention and that this doctrine is not, in itself, a form of idolatry, we failed to recognize the tendency of the human heart, as yet tainted by sin in this world, to take good things and use them to obscure the Best thing.
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