The opposite of a Bible Inerrantist

is a Bible Realist.

A Realist calls a spade a spade;

In the Bible he calls an error an error.


If an Engineer built a bridge

with errors in its design,

he might choose to ignore the errors

or call them something else:

“lack of technical precision,” “irregularities,” “approximations,”

“unresolved difficulties,”

“exaggerations,” “mistakes of copyists,”* etc.,

but the bridge would still

 fall down!




*These are terms the Inerrantists use.


                                                                Richard L. Atkins