"What’s come down to us is inspired, like it says in 2 Timothy: ‘Scripture is inspired by God .’ There can be nothin' false in the Bible, not one word or comma. It’s what my professors call ‘Biblical inerrancy.’ But they teach that it’s not always easy, that it’s how you look at the words that matters." -Howard Hendershot, p. 156
Howard shares the opinion of millions, that every passage in the Christian book was inspired by the creator and that those words and only those words, in the order and form presented, come directly from God. The term "Biblical inerrancy" (not to be confused with "Biblical literalism") is relatively modern and more complex than might seem. Though not embraced by all Christians, it connotes what its proponents intend, that there can be no errors in the New or Old Testaments. Stated in various forums by many denominations, the concept affirms their fixed foundations.
Such a strict perspective often puts its advocates at odds with science and history. That a seven-thousand year old earth formed in six days is one of their more difficult positions and scores more can be described, but in the minds of inerrancy advocates there is one unimpeachable argument… It's Bible!
How do you read New Testament scripture--as unchallenged truth, sacred literature, or ancient legend?