Topical Guide/Scripture and Influential Writings/Bible/Inerrant

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  • Inerrancy and the Bible
    Brief Summary: Critics claim the Bible texts, at least in their pristine form, were inerrant. Therefore, it is incorrect for Joseph Smith to teach that the Bible contains errors, mistakes, or omissions. (Click here for full article)
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  • Textual criticism
    Brief Summary: What can textual criticism tell us about the Bible? Does it have anything to say about the Bible being without error, as some Christians claim? (Click here for full article)
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  • Translations
    Brief Summary: The Church insists on using the Authorized ("King James") Version as its official Bible, even though more modern translations are easier to read, are more accurate, and include more recent manuscript discoveries. Critics sometimes complain that the eight Article of Faith about believing the Bible "as far as it is translated correctly," implies that Bible translators are trying to hide God's truth. (Click here for full article)
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  • Transmission versus translation
    Brief Summary: Critics try to show that by the term translation in the eighth Article of Faith, we really mean transmission. (Click here for full article)
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  • Trustworthy?
    Brief Summary: Critics claim that Latter-day Saint leaders diminish the Bible as untrustworthy. (Click here for full article)
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