John A. Broadus
Professor of New Testament Interpretation and
Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (1859 1895)
inspired writers learned many things by observation or inquiry,
but they were preserved by the Holy Spirit from error whether in
learning or in writing these things.
Those who concede errors
in the Scriptures as to matter of fact, in order to remove conflict
with some scientific opinions of our time, may tell us that they
have great satisfaction in being at peace with science. But there
are two drawbacks upon such a peace. It is the peace of sheer submission.
And it is only a partial and temporary peace. Other scientific
men at once make still further demands, tending ever toward the
complete abandonment of the supernatural.
If we assume that
the inspiration of the Bible is only partial where are we to stop?
Every man must then select adlibitum what portions of the Bible's
teachings he will accept as true.
--A Catechism of Bible Teaching (1893);
--Three Questions as to the Bible (1883)