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Doctrine of divine stodginess (Timothy J. Rolfe)
(original, smirk)

Granted, this is something posted to another group . . . but then
I'm the one that posted it to that group.

In <>
(Kirk Bertsche) writes:

>Inerrancy is properly a theological conclusion based on one's view of the 
>inspiration of the Bible.  If one believes that the Bible is verbally 
>(i.e. every word) and plenarily (i.e. in its entirety) inspired by God, it 
>logically follows that the Bible is inerrant.  If God's inspiration of 
>Scripture is verbal and plenary, the Bible cannot teach falsehood or error.

Hidden premise --- God is restricted to writing history and is precluded
from such literary forms as the short story, outrageous overstatement,
myth, . . .  Then there's the matter of literary forms that are NOT
current today, such as the apocalyptic form.

I'd rather not be too hasty in restricting what literary output might
come from the originator of the duck-billed platypus, the giraffe, and
human sexuality.

(From the "Rest" of RHF)

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