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Question:

Do Christians believe EVERY word of the Bible? Or do they believe (as a Priest friend of mine who runs three churches) that it is full of error and only people like him can interpret it correctly?

 
Answer:

Yes, they do believe every word! So did Jesus. He declared in John 17:17 "Your Word is Truth". He did not say it contained truth together with error - it is Truth and, therefore, wholly to be believed and trusted. He told some folk who were arguing about the resurrection, that they were completely off track "not knowing the Scriptures" Matt 22:29..

2 Tim 3:16 declares that "ALL Scripture" is inspired by God Himself and Holy Men of old spoke (and wrote) as "they were moved by the Holy Spirit" 2 Pet 1:21.. The Holy Spirit, Who inspired the Word, must be depended upon to interpret that Word because the Bible does contain some things that are difficult to understand (2 Pet 1:20). Unstable people love to force Scripture to fit their personal opinions (2 Pet 3:16). The secret to true fulfillment lies in the Word – Ps 1:1-3.

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