Recently on Facebook,
someone posted the following
argument against the existence of God. He introduced it by saying that it was
an argument that he had not seen very often, but he gave it the moniker “The
Argument from Errancy.” The posted argument read:
Premise 1. If the Christian God exists and wants to preserve His
Word in the Bible, it is more probable than not that the Bible would be unambiguously
inerrant and clearly of supernatural origin.
Premise 2. The Bible is seemingly errant and man-made.
Conclusion 1. Therefore, it is unlikely that the Bible is the
inspired Word of God
Conclusion 2. Therefore, it is unlikely that the Christian God
The author then added these
notes about Premise 1 and 2:
P1 seems pretty straightforward. Jesus himself clearly saw
Scripture as authoritative, and Paul says that all scripture is God-Breathed.
Scripture would allow laymen to understand God.
P2 requires more evidence on the skeptics’ part, but they can