The Bible is under fresh attack – not from liberals but from evangelicals (many of whom are the new liberals).
Back around the 70’s and 80’s D A Carson and John Woodbridge along with some others edited and contributed to some important books defending inerrancy (the view that the original manuscripts of Scripture were totally free from error). In defending this they were, in my view, defending what Christians have always believed, more importantly, what the Bible taught about itself. These books appeared to put to bed the whole question of inerrancy in the evangelical world.
However, the question of inerrancy is once again a hot topic in evangelical circles. Thus the new book ‘Do historical Matters Matter To Faith?‘ edited by James K Hoffmeier and Dennis R Magary is welcome and timeous. Its foreword by John Woodbridge identifies it as the next generation of these earlier books. It comes highly recommended and looks like being a must for preachers, elders and students.
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