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1. Incapable of erring; infallible.
2. Containing no errors.
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(ɪnˈɛr ənt, -ˈɜr-)

free from error; infallible.
[1645–55; < Latin inerrant-, s. of inerrāns not wandering]
in•er′ran•cy, n.
in•er′rant•ly, adv.
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Adj.1.inerrant - not liable to error; "the Church was...theoretically inerrant and omnicompetent"-G.G.Coulton; "lack an inerrant literary sense"; "an unerring marksman"
infallible - incapable of failure or error; "an infallible antidote"; "an infallible memory"; "the Catholic Church considers the Pope infallible"; "no doctor is infallible"
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There is an inerrant holy book, prophet or charismatic leader to whom literal obedience is mandatory .
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In other words, the Bible is inerrant. This is a different scriptural theology from that espoused by Christians who understand the Bible to be "inspired" by God (see 2 Timothy 3:16-17), where God has used human beings and cultures from which theological truths can be exegeted.
Our findings indicate that Christians who more strongly view the Bible as divine, authoritative, inerrant, timeless, and superior to other sacred texts were significantly more likely to view nontraditional sexuality as sinful, a matter of personal choice, and inconsistent with God's design for sexuality.
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(18) This was a narrative of fear that losing this battle would lead to the loss of every battle to come, because once you allow for individual agency in terms of the interpretation of Scripture, "then you move into areas like the resurrection of Christ, the deity of Christ, soteriology, the whole works-all stems from your view of scripture." (19) Pressler argued that, for the conservatives, "the truth of inerrant Scripture is not to be disputed, or to be reconciled with passing theories of science and philosophy." (20) Rather than the moderate approach to theology, which Pressler viewed as bending with the wind, the conservatives were committed to staying the course and remaining dedicated to doctrines they viewed as foundational.
It represented a desire to return to the "fundamentals of the Christian faith, including belief in salvation through Christ alone, the inerrant bible, and the pre-millennial return of Christ." (18) Across the Canadian Prairies, fundamentalists shared the same orthodox Christian beliefs and concerns over the "secularization" of Canadian society.
"We affirm that the Bible, both Old and New Testaments, though written by men, was supernaturally inspired by God so that all its words are written true revelation of God; it is therefore inerrant in the originals and authoritative in all matters."