Thoughts & Intents
“All Scripture is given by inspiration of God…” 2 Timothy 3:16
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My Latest article on Bible Basics
I am not inerrant. Ask my husband, or my kids, or anyone who knows me, for that matter. No, the set of beings “incapable of making a mistake” is mighty small, containing in fact just one Being. The Creator God of the Bible is inerrant. His message to human beings, the Bible, is also inerrant, in this case meaning “containing no mistakes.” Here’s where people start snorting and saying “yeah, right.” Sometimes this response reflects a deep desire to not acknowledge God’s existence and sovereignty over His creation, but sometimes people just misunderstand what Christians mean by this claim.
From my heart to yours
Oh, how important it is to know what we believe, and why we believe it. If you’re at all like me, sometimes you go into a mini-panic when someone raises an objection to Christianity, for which you have no ready answer. I encourage you to join me in getting a real handle on the facts of our faith, so that we may be able always to defend it with graciousness, humility and reason.
Serving our sweet Savior,
LeeAnn Bonds, Bible Basics Editor
Read my new blog, Katalambano!. (Katalambano is a Greek word meaning “to lay hold of so as to make one’s own, to take into one’s self, to lay hold of with the mind, to understand, perceive, learn, comprehend.”) Not too much on there yet, but I’m working on it.
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July 2, 2010