As you know, last week’s Shepherds’ Conference focused on the theme of the inerrancy of Scripture. Ever since the Garden of Eden, when Satan tempted Eve by saying, “did God actually say…?” (Gen. 3:1), the authority and reliability of God’s Word has been under attack. Satan’s strategy is as simple as it is deadly: if he can tempt you to doubt God’s Word – which is now permanently revealed in the 66 books of Scripture – then you’ll be deceived into thinking there’s no need to treasure, trust, and obey that Word.
Because this issue of inerrancy is so important for the spiritual health of individual Christians, and the whole church, I encourage you to learn more. All of last week’s 18 general sessions are helpful in this way (some more than others). You can find them here. While it’s best to listen to the messages in order, you might start with the Panel Q&A, which provides some helpful background to the topic.
Additionally, more information about the International Council on Biblical Inerrancy, which gives a somewhat recent historical context, can be found here.
Beloved, God’s holy word is the treasure of all treasures. He has given it that we might know and grow in His salvation through Jesus Christ – 2 Tim. 3:14-17. May we be faithful stewards of what He has entrusted to us!
Because Christ lives, and is returning,