Questions Still Raised, And Left Unanswered
The obvious question, however, has been left unanswered even when it has been raised: If the Bible cannot be trusted when it comes to elemental facts about nature, how can it be depended upon in respect to intricate instructions about redemption?
If the biblical writers were subject to scientific and historical errors, why were they not also subject to theological and ethical errors?
If the Holy Spirit could preserve them from religious errors, why could [it] not keep them from other errors too?
If the Bible errs in such a simple matter as telling us that the mustard seed is the smallest seed in the world (Mark 4:31), how can it correctly inform us about such complex matters as justification by faith and/or works, the sacraments, the person and work of Jesus, the Trinity, and the kingdom of God?
From The Seven Mighty Blows to Traditional Beliefs, page 25, by A.J. Mattill, Jr., 1986 The Flatwoods Free Press, Route 2 Box 49, Gordo, Alabama, 35466-9517