Innerancy

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  1. gb93433

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    In another forum Will J. Kinney wrote, "The fact that a recent poll shows that 85% of the students at America's largest evangelical seminary do not believe in the inerrancy of Scripture, apparently is just a case of splitting hairs and is not really all that important."

    My understanding is that Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Ft. Worth, TX is the largest. I would like to see the source of that information to verify the 85%.
     
  2. StefanM

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    I'm not sure if this is the seminary he has in mind, but Fuller seems to have more students, according to the ATS website.
     
  3. Martin

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    ==Not to bash Will J Kinney (as they were just mentioning the stat) but it is possible to misrepresent things with statistics. In fact it has been said that you can prove whatever you want with statistics. All you have to do is ask the questions in a certain way and you will get the results you want. That said I want to know...

    1. Which Seminary is being cited?

    2. What was the question asked?

    3. What were the options?

    4. How many students were asked?

    5. What was the methodology behind the survey?

    Until I see those things the survey means very, very little. Most students at evangelical seminaries do accept Biblical innerancy.

    Martin.
     
  4. IveyLeaguer

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    I've no idea if the 85% is right or not. But it would seem 'within normal limits' to me.

    I remember R.C.Sproul saying that when he was at seminary (in the 1950's) nobody dared let on that they believed in the inerrancy of scripture, lest they be outcast as simpleton and uneducated.
     
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    Will believes that only the KJV = scripture.
    So is he saying 85% don't believe in the inerrancy of the KJV or 85% don't believe in the inerrancy of the originals?
     
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    Yea when it comes to Will be careful..... Tim is dead on.Good post
     
  7. John of Japan

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    It has to be Fuller. Errancy has been taught there for decades. Check out Harold Lindsell's The Battle For the Bible, Ch. 6 (1979), "The Strange Case of Fuller Theological Seminary." Of course Linsell also had a chapter on the SBC...but said nothing in it about Southwestern. And that's my two yen. [​IMG]
     

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