By B. H. Carroll*
The whole thing had to be written in words. Words
of ideas, and if the words are not inspired, then there is no way of
anything in connection with inspiration. If I am free to pick up the
read something and say, "That is inspired," then read something else
and say, "That is not inspired," and someone else does not agree with
me as to which is and which is not inspired, it leaves the whole thing
unsettled as to whether any of it is inspired.
What is the object of inspiration? It is to put
in human words, ideas from God. If the words are not inspired, how am I
how much to reject, and how to find out whether anything is from God?
"Now, God is a God of TRUTH.
Hence all Scripture must be consistent with truth and with itself.
It contains no real contradiction.
This gives rise to the following rules —
is TRUE Historically and Metaphysically;
NOT Mythical and Fallible . . .
THERE IS NO CONTRADICTION. "
(Quote from An Interpretation of the English Bible)
(1843-1914) was Founder and President of Southwestern Theological Seminary.