I believe that the Chruch has maintained that while the WRITINGS
are inspired and infallible, the WRITERS were not INFALIBLE in the
ordinary course of the day. Expansion: The Apostles were not
infallible 24/7 only when they came under the inspiration of the
Holy Spirit to write/dictate the Word of God did they become
infalible and thus the WRITINGS were sinless while the WRITERS,
although apostles were yet sinners. If one were to say they were
infalible 24/7 that would equate them to being sinless, because
infaliblity means errorless and without corruption and the Apostles
were prone to error as we see in Romans 7 and with Paul vs. Peter.
But, the writers at the time of the writing of the Holy Scriptures
were inspired to say otherwise would remove the operation of the
Holy Spirit and the writings would not be inspired of God. Both the
writers and the writings were/are inspired.
Does that help? I'm sure it can go much deeper.
See you this Lord's Day!
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> I just read an author make a distinction I'm not understanding.He emphasized the fact that the writings of scripture, and not the
writers of scripture were inspired. Is this a pseud-distinction,
and if it's not, what's the significance?
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