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The Inerrant Word: Biblical, Historical, Theological, and Pastoral Perspectives

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Because God has made himself known in his Word, a commitment to a high view of Scripture is of paramount importance. Sadly, more and more people--not only from outside the church but also from within--are denying the complete truthfulness of God's Word.

Edited by pastor John MacArthur, this compilation of essays by a host of evangelical pastors, theologians, historians, and
Hardcover, 400 pages
Published March 31st 2016 by Crossway Books
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Peter Jones
Nov 08, 2016 rated it really liked it
I am beginning a long term study of the doctrine of Scripture. I wanted to prime the pump a bit and chose this book to do so. It was an excellent choice. None of the articles discuss an issue comprehensively. Each chapter could have been a book. But what the book does do is give you a good orientation to the major issues, such as the character of God, textual criticism, the Spirit's work, inspiration, illumination, apparent contradictions, pastoral implications of inerrancy, and numerous footnot ...more
Adam Thomas
Aug 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
As the title suggests, this is an extended declaration and defence of biblical inerrancy, authored by a veritable Who's Who of evangelical pastor-scholars. As with any collection of essays, some are better than others, but the whole experience of reading this was encouraging, and some of the essays were superb.

The book is divided into four sections. The first covers the basics, "building the case" for inerrancy from key biblical passages. This covers familiar ground, but important ground. Secti
Mel Foster
Dec 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing
An excellent collection by two dozen scholars on the subject, focusing on very particular issues relating to inerrancy. I wondered as I began what so many authors would have to say on the subject. Would it be repetitive? But the project was very carefully designed and executed to avoid such concerns.
Readability and accessibility varies from author to author; some authors are careful to explain even terms such as epistemology and ontology, while one author in particular (Sinclair B. Ferguson) se
Marcus Vinicius
Jun 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Foundation of Christian Faith
The doctrine of Scripture’s inerrancy is central to Christian Faith. The articles in this book succeeded in demonstrate that. One of the most important conclusions it derived recognizes the direct link between the integrity of the biblical message and the affirmation of its inerrancy. The book also shows that the main attack directed at this doctrine came from inside and not outside the Church. The debate between liberalism and evangelicalism (fundamentalism) in Chr
Márcio Sobrinho
Jul 25, 2017 rated it really liked it
Doze pastores e eruditos cristãos abordam de modo acessível e firme a doutrina depreciada - mas sem a qual não existe cristianismo - de que, em seus autógrafos, a Bíblia não contém erros. Mesmo se você, como eu, tem certa precaução com livros “organizados”, em razão das inevitáveis repetições, vai ver que este é recompensador. O melhor capítulo, para mim, é o de Beale explicando o uso que Mateus fez de Oséias 11.1.
Greg Busch
Jul 05, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a textbook, something you would expect to find in your seminary training. Its purpose is to pound home the message of the inerrancy of the Word of God and this it does well, but it is best you know this going in. I am glad I read it, but I will say that it is not for everyone. It takes considerable discipline to stay seated long enough to gobble up the 400+ pages.
C.J. Scott
Aug 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I give this book a hearty AMEN! The inerrancy of scripture is a crucial and foundational presupposition for us as Disciples of Jesus Christ.
Sep 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Apr 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is truly everything you would need or want in a contemporary defense of biblical inerrancy. It starts by looking at Scriptures claims concerning itself; highlights include a chapter by Derek Thomas on 2 Peter 1 and a chapter by Kevin DeYoung on Matthew 5:17-20. The next part of the book is an historical survey. Don't miss Carl Trueman's chapter on the Reformation and Steve Nichols' on modernism. Then Part 3 addresses critics of inerrancy. This is the longest and deepest portion of the book. ...more
Mar 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
JMAC called for a 21st century inerrancy conference and had many of the evangelical leaders speak to the topic. This book collates all those sermons into one package, among some other goodies.
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John F. MacArthur, Jr. is a United States Calvinistic evangelical writer and minister, noted for his radio program entitled Grace to You and as the editor of the Gold Medallion Book Award winning MacArthur Study Bible. MacArthur is a fifth-generation pastor, a popular author and conference speaker and has served as pastor-teacher of Grace Community Church in Sun Valley, California since 1969, and ...more

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