The infallibility and inerrancy of Scripture

“The best way to look at these words [“infallibility” and “inerrancy”] is to see them as essentially juridical. The Bible is the written constitution of the church and must be interpreted as such. Its authority is absolute, and therefore it is both infallible and inerrant as far as the life of the church is concerned. No Christian preacher or teacher has any right to distort or minimize its teaching, and every word in it must be carefully weighed and its meaning considered. We do not have to worry if some parts of it (such as the Old Testament food laws) are no longer immediately applicable today, because that is often true of human laws as well.”

-Gerald Bray, God is Love: A Biblical and Systematic TheologyCrossway, 2012: 56.

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