Inerrancy and the Undermining of Biblical Authority
Is the Bible without error? Can someone believe in an inerrant Bible and believe the earth is millions of years old? Does this issue really matter?
Is the Bible without error? Most evangelicals today they believe it is, not only in matters of theology and morality, but also in what it says about history, geography, and science. But most evangelicals today also doubt or deny that the earth is only about 6,000 years old, as Scripture seems to teach. They insist that the age of the earth is an unimportant side-issue that is a matter of interpretation of Scripture, not the inerrancy of Scripture. But is it really just a matter of interpretation? Can someone believe in an inerrant Bible and believe the earth is millions of years old? Does this issue really matter? Consider Dr. Mortenson's thoughts on these important questions.