The Aftermath: Looking Back at the Chicago Statement
The intense debates over biblical inerrancy of an earlier time have now subsided. Sides have been taken. The church has moved on and is now occupied with other issues. It is a good moment, then, to look back and think about what was accomplished in the earlier warfare.
Let me begin by laying out a couple of clarifications.
Inerrancy has to do with the nature of Scripture and infallibility with its function. That, at least, is the best way to consider the relation between these two terms, though it is certainly ...