Praying for Our Kids: Inerrancy

As we pray inerrancy this week, you may be wondering what in the world that word even means. 

And, for that matter, why does it matter for our kids?

You’re not alone. I think we’ve all had that question.

To believe the Bible is inerrant means we believe it is “inspired” and “God-breathed” (2 Timothy 3:16). 

If that’s the case, then the Bible must be without error and completely trustworthy (2 Timothy 3:16) since God is without sin and cannot lie (Hebrews 6:18). 

In other words, a perfect God cannot give us his word (the Bible) with errors or contradictions.

So, is inerrancy just a theological point debated by scholars or is it relevant to our parenting?

This concept is critically important for our kids because if they don’t believe in the absolute truth of Scripture, they will not use it as the anchor point for how they live their lives. 

The heart of the gospel is that Jesus—God incarnate—was born to a virgin to pay our debt through death on a cross and resurrection.

It’s a dangerously slippery slope if our kids begin to question the truth of the recorded events in the Bible, leading them to question the theology that goes behind these critical events. 

Our culture does not believe in absolute truth, and understanding the Bible’s inerrancy is foundational if our kids are going to live in a way that’s wholly pleasing to God.

Janet Denison joins us today to talk about inerrancy and reminds us that the Bible is not a book of suggestions but a guide on how to live our lives. 

In a world that often redefines God’s word to meet the cultural relativism of the day, let’s pray that our kids believe every word in the Bible is divinely inspired and the ultimate authority for their lives.

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Note: If you missed last week’s episode with Melanie Shankle, check it out here!