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morality: does morality point to God?
Long-time listeners know, that in addition to broadcasting this program, I pastor a tiny church, manage a computer bulletin board, and a national conference on the network, called BIBLE BELIEVERS. Most of our programs, feature current comments from the BBS; often questions and answers. I'd like share a message from the InterNET by David Williams, Computer Systems Manager, for the Mathematics Faculty, at the University of Newcastle.
Reliability of the Bible Is Our Copy of the Bible a Reliable Copy of the Original? - Has the Christian church changed the Bible over the years or does it represent a reliable copy of the original autographs?
Biblical inerrancy is the doctrine that the Bible , in its original manuscripts, is accurate and totally free from error of any kind, that "Scripture in the original manuscripts does not affirm anything that is contrary to fact." [ 1 ] Some equate inerrancy with infallibility ; others do not. [ 2 ] [ 3 ] The official statement in favor of biblical inerrancy, the Chicago Statement on Biblical Inerrancy , was published in the Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society in 1978. [ 4 ] The signatories to the Chicago Statement on Biblical Inerrancy affirm that since there are no extant original manuscripts of the Bible, those which exist cannot be considered inerrant. The signatories also affirm, however, that the existing manuscripts are faithful copies of the original manuscripts.
The criterion of multiple attestation or independent attestation is a tool used by Biblical scholars to help determine whether certain actions or sayings by Jesus in the New Testament are from Historical Jesus . Simply put, the more independent witnesses that report an event or saying, the better.