Inerrancy and the Text of the New Testament:
Assessing the Logic of the Agnostic View

By Daniel B. Wallace
Executive Director,  Center for the Study of New Testament Manuscripts  (www.csntm.org)


This paper addresses a popular argument that is used against those who hold to an inerrant Bible. Essentially, the argument is posed as a question: "How can you claim to have an inerrant original text when we don't even have the original text?" On its face, this argument has seemed so compelling that some people never get beyond it. This paper will show what are the underlying assumptions behind this question, and why they are fallacious.

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