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Offline Phidippides

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Infalibility
« on: September 08, 2018, 11:51:15 AM »
Do all Christians (not just Catholics) believe in the idea of infallibility?

For Catholics, the Pope speaks infallibly in certain situations, though this is obviously rejected by Protestants.  But both Catholics and Protestants agree on a different area of infallibility, which is the writers of Scripture.  Quoting St. Paul (or any other writers of the Old or New Testament) as an authoritative source of truth necessarily implies that we believe the writers speak infallibly. 

This is an interesting idea that I don't think is always acknowledged.

Offline Donald Baker

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Re: Infalibility
« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2018, 12:37:44 PM »
I believe in the infallibility of the scriptures as a whole presentation of God''s message, but there are minor discrepancies that atheists love to point out that go against total infallibility...maybe.

Offline Phidippides

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Re: Infalibility
« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2018, 10:25:15 PM »
Saw this on Twitter just now. Maybe it's just me, but putting discernment of divine revelation in the hands of "critical theorists" is just a wee bit worrisome.
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Offline Donald Baker

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Re: Infalibility
« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2018, 10:53:35 AM »
Yeah that leaves too much open to interpretation.

 

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