The Chicago Statement on Biblical Inerrancy

The Chicago Statement on Biblical Inerrancy is a standard Evangelical statement of what is—and what is not—meant by the term “inerrancy.” In regards to science and the scripture, the statement has article XII, which says:

We affirm that Scripture in its entirety is inerrant, being free from all falsehood, fraud, or deceit.

We deny that Biblical infallibility and inerrancy are limited to spiritual, religious, or redemptive themes, exclusive of assertions in the fields of history and science. We further deny that scientific hypotheses about earth history may properly be used to overturn the teaching of Scripture on creation and the flood.

A regular theme on this blog is that “all truth is God’s truth.” God has revealed himself in Scriptures; he has also revealed himself in nature. When there seems to be a contradiction between the two, either we don’t properly understand the Scriptures, or we don’t understand nature. In the end, if we understand both, there will be no conflict.

The Chicago Statement on Biblical Inerrancy is posted on the internet in numerous places, including at the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals website.

Grace and Peace

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