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What do the major denominations believe about the innerancy of scripture?

I’ve been getting a lot of flack for believing in the Bible without error.  I thought I would research what the major Christian denominations officially believe on this issue…

CATHOLICS (1.2 billion):  without error
ORTHODOX  (225 million):  confined to original languages, not a full revelation
LUTHERAN (70 million):  Inspired & inerrant
REFORMED/PRESBYTERIAN  (75 million):  Inspired, not necessarily inerrant
ANGELICAN/EPISOCPALIAN (73 million):  no official position
METHODIST/WESLEYAN (75 million):  Inspired & inerrant
BAPTIST (110 million):  without error

source1 – http://www.religionfacts.com/christianity/charts/denominations_beliefs.htm
source2 – http://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Christian_denominations_by_number_of_members

Without error:   1.5 billion
No position or not complete:  373 million

Remember these numbers are based on professing members of these denominations, not visitors/occasional non-members.  Members make public agreements that they agree with the doctrine of the denomination.

Therefore, according to these numbers – 4 out of 5 Christians (should) believe the Bible is without error.


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