Thursday, July 17, 2008

Martin Luther on Inerrancy

"It is impossible that Scripture should contradict itself, only that it so appears to the senseless and obstinate hypocrites." (1)

"Therefore, we either believe roundly and wholly and utterly, or we believe nothing. For it is the fashion of all heretics that they begin first with a single article, but they must then all be denied together, like a ring which is of no further value when it has a break or cut." (2)

Sources: (1) Harold Lindsell, God's Incomparable Word, (Wheaton: Victor, 1977), 55. (2) John Gerstner, "The Church's Doctrine of Biblical Inspiration," The Foundation of Biblical Authority, ed. James Montgomery Boice, (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1978), 35.