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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 01 2011,11:22   

Quote (midwifetoad @ Sep. 01 2011,08:54)
Actually, I don't know of any place in the Bible where it says it's infallible or the word of God.

There are words attributed to god  spoken by people, but no self-authentication of the text itself.

I'm not sure how there could be since the various manuscripts don't seem to be aware of each other, and weren't assembled until a Roman general got the hots for them.

Many folks point to these passages as the indication (of course, most rely on the "god-breathed" translation as opposed to KJV use of the word "inspired"):

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16 All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
17 that the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.


Personally, one has to really be grasping at straws to take the above passage as indicating that the bible is the infallible word of God. Folks who insist such (or those, as Woodbine points out, who insist it is self-authenticating), don't have much faith and desire anything to prop up their wishful thinking.

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