Inerrancy and Missions

  1. Missionaries can’t distinguish Christianity without an inerrant Bible.
  2. Missionaries can’t establish and maintain healthy churches without an inerrant Bible.
  3. Missionaries can’t train indigenous pastors without an inerrant Bible.


  • ‘Evangelical inerrantists have labored for decades to uphold the simple axiom that Scripture is entirely true and without any formal error or contradiction. But here’s the stark reality for us as we consider the task of the Great Commission: If we lose inerrancy, we lose global missions. How can I make such a statement? Consider these three reasons.’
  • ‘Without inerrancy, the Bible is all diversity and no unity, and the idea of a cogent systematic theology becomes elusive if not impossible.’
  • ‘The Bible is breathed out by our holy God (2 Tim. 3:16), and therefore true (Ps. 19:9; Prov. 30:5), pure (Pss. 12:6; 19:8), complete (Deut. 4:2; 12:32; Prov. 30:6; Rev. 22:18–19), perfect (Ps. 19:7a), sure (Ps. 19:7b), enduring (Isa. 40:8; Matt. 5:18; Luke 16:17), and trustworthy (2 Pet. 1:19).’

Derek J. Brown

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(GSiV: Missions and Evangelism;

A Few Confessions of Faith in Vietnamese)