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Bube's view of biblical inerrancy was in conflict with many fundamentalists and evangelicals, and it incurred the wrath of inerrantist Harold Lindsell in his 1976 The Battle for the Bible.
First, Christian identity and a loose ecumenical unity should be grounded in particular beliefs that Christians confess, not in epistemic doctrines like papal infallibility and biblical inerrancy that are intended to secure these beliefs.
In Article XII of the Chicago Statement on Biblical Inerrancy, the ICBI states, "We affirm that Scripture in its entirety is inerrant, being free from all falsehood, fraud, or deceit.
These include naive literalism (a belief that the "surface meaning" of the bible is literally true), biblical inerrancy, and the residuals of nineteenth century millenarist sects (Millenarism gave rise to many apocalyptic beliefs and movements, including the continuing fundamentalist obsession with the New Testament Book of Revelation).
I would have no trouble continuing a conversation with someone who is deeply religious so long as he or she was not a zealot who believed in Biblical inerrancy, but I would find it hard to continue a conversation with someone who believed in astrology or thought Stalin was basically a good guy," he states flatly.
Arguments about biblical inerrancy in evangelical circles can become vicious.
In addition, other chapters in this book have argued persuasively that open theism leads naturally to an abandonment of biblical inerrancy, a loss of belief in the trustworthiness of God, and a loss of the gospel itself.
Intelligent Design theory is a new form of creationism that abandons the biblical inerrancy of the older scientific creationism in favor of a neutral position on the age of the earth.
For example, they escape for the most part the dispiriting disputes over evolution and biblical inerrancy.
Once the seminary's faith tests centered on biblical inerrancy, but Mohler added a series of questions about the candidates' views on abortion, homosexuality, and women's ordination.
Believes in Biblical inerrancy or a literal interpretation of the Bible.
As evangelical theology emerges from the struggles over biblical inerrancy and other doctrinal disputes to a greater openness to Catholicism and feminist theologies, he sees the current creative ferment as a sign of health and vitality.