Astăzi am avun un studiu biblic la biserică despre autoritatea și inspirația Bibliei. Poate că reluarea acestui articol ar putea fi de folos cuiva.
Un student la master m-a întrebat de ce ortodocşii n-au trecut prin liberalism şi nu au muşcat mărul otrăvit pe care l-au muşcat majoritatea protestanţilor.
I-am răspuns simplu: pentru că una dintre temeliile pe care s-a construit teologia patristice este ineranţa Sfintelor Scripturi. Un ortodox nu s-ar întreba niciodată dacă este adevărat sau nu că Isus a umbla pe ape sau că a înmulţit pîinile. El trăieşte într-o lume a minunilor, în care icoanele plîng, oasele nu putrezesc şi vindecă, ba mai mult… sărută Cartea.
Historically, the doctrine of inerrancy has been held by the earliest theologians of the church. J.N.D. Kelly cites Irenaeus, Gregory of Nyssa, Theodore of Mopsuestia, Origen, and Gregory of Nazianzus as holding to the inspiration and subsequent inerrancy of Holy Scripture down to the smallest detail of its content.
About the early church fathers, Kelly writes, “Their general view was that Scripture was not only exempt from error but contained nothing that was superfluous” (Early Christian Doctrines).
Citeşte mai departe AICI. Care sînt punctele importante ale concepţiei despre ineranţa Scripturii?
- Scripture’s authority comes from its being the Word of God, not from the church or tradition, and is thereby authoritatively binding
- The finitude of human language does not preclude it being used as a medium for divine revelation
- While inspiration did not eliminate human authorship and literary style, it did guarantee that their utterances were true and trustworthy
- Only the autographs of Scripture were inspired, but this does not render the doctrine irrelevant since an accurate representation of the autographs can be constructed from the manuscripts we have
- While inerrancy and infallibility can be distinguished, they cannot be separated; that is, the Bible cannot be at the same time infallible and errant in its assertions
- Inerrancy is rooted in the doctrine of inspiration
- While affirming inerrancy is not necessary for salvation, it is vital to the Christian faith, and its rejection leads to serious consequences in the individual and the church.