Charismaticism and Inerrancy
Notice that the charismatic view of prophecy mentioned above completely erodes Gathercole's first point in his argument for inerrancy; if the charismatics are correct, then it turns out that God regularly communicates in a way that involves error. The questions that still must be answered are:
- Does the Bible itself allow for the idea that true prophets may make errors when delivering a word from the Lord?
- If prophets were expected to deliver prophecies without error during the biblical age, is there any hint in the Bible that a lesser type of prophecy-- consisting of prophecies that admit errors-- will be operative in the Church age?
- If the answer to both of the above questions is "no," then doesn't the idea of fallible prophecy prone to error, as mentioned above, provide a pathway to Liberalism?