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UR & verbal inspiration
« on: June 23, 2009, 10:09:48 AM »
Hi Everyone. I've been reading some of Paterson Smyth`s books on the bible. He makes some quite convincing arguments against the verbal dictation of the Bible.

Since many of the bible-based arguments for UR (and ET as well I suppose) depend on exact meanings of words, I wonder if anyone has any thoughts as to whether belief in verbal inspiration is relavent to this matter.

Incidentally I dont know if Paterson Smyth is an absolute universalist but he certainly doesn`t believe in endless torment. He seems to be of the opinion that salvation is possible in the `intermediate state' between death & judgement.
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Re: UR & verbal inspiration
« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2009, 10:06:37 AM »
My travels tell me that some of Christian orthodoxy adheres to doctrinal inerrancy as opposed to verbal inerrancy. However - the belief that every 'jot and tittle' of the bible was micromanaged by God, at least in the original manuscripts, is the overwhelming majority view and so I would say - every word is important.