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Re: Newbie Question:Inerrancy

From:william drewery <will65610@...>
Date:Friday, June 11, 2004, 21:30
--- John Leland <Lelandconlang@...> wrote:
> In a message dated 6/10/04 4:30:33 PM Pacific > Daylight Time, > will65610@YAHOO.COM writes: > > << But it would > make for an interesting discussion of just what > "infallible inerrancy" means. >> > As I understand it (and I have read the Chicago > Statement on Biblical > Inerrancy, which is supposed to be the official > position of many of the churches > upholding inerrancy), "inerrancy" only applies to > the original form of the texts > in their original languages, not to any translation > or even to any possible > error in transmitting the original text. I have > heard anecdotal tales of people > who believed in the inerrancy of the King James > Version of the Bible in > English, but so far as I know that is not the > official position of any major church. > John Leland
That is all quite true and inerrant, but the thing is nobody has any of the originals. ALL we have are translations and copies of copies. This "doctrine" is infamous for being referntless ('m not sure that's the right word)... there's nothing extant for it to apply to. Travis __________________________________ Do you Yahoo!? Friends. Fun. Try the all-new Yahoo! Messenger.