A Page Dedicated to Dr. Norman Geisler: In Defense of Biblical Inerrancy

The battle for the definition of biblical inerrancy is in full swing. There are those in the scholastic arenas that are stating that there is a new method for determining what is authentic and what may or may not be authentic in the pages of Scripture.  Holding to verbal plenary inspiration, we need to be reminded of the first paragraph in The Chicago Statement of Inerrancy which states the following,

The authority of Scripture is a key issue for the Christian Church in this and every age. Those who profess faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior are called to show the reality of their discipleship by humbly and faithfully obeying God’s written Word. To stray from Scripture in faith or conduct is disloyalty to our Master. Recognition of the total truth and trustworthiness of Holy Scripture is essential to a full grasp and adequate confession of its authority.”

The following links are some of the polemics of the late Dr. Norman Geisler with reference to this subject. The articles that you see below are live links from Norman Geisler.com/Licona articles.  You may also want to check out the Defending Inerrancy page to learn more about what is at stake from those on the line.

If you have any questions or comments, you can email them to me at roblundberg315@gmail.com.

The Concept of Truth in the Inerrancy Debate by Dr. Norman Geisler.  PDF and Slides by Richard G Howe (here)

An Open Letter to Mike Licona On His View of the Resurrected Saints of Matthew 27

A Second Open Letter to Mike Licona on the Resurrection of the Saints of Matthew 27

A Response to Mike Licona’s Open Letter


Historical Testing for the Genre Theories (April 2014)

Vital Issues in the Inerrancy Debate (January 2016)

Was Mark Confused, or was it Mike Licona? (August 2016)

Preserving Orthodoxy: Maintaining Continuity with the Historical Christian Faith on Scripture

Many of Norm’s other writings on the 21st century inerrancy debates continued at http://defendinginerrancy.com, which Norm started in 2013.

You may read his Defending Inerrancy articles here and watch his inerrancy-related lectures here. You can read the Defending Inerrancy team’s tribute to him here.

Other writings and videos from Dr. Geisler that remain germane

The ETS Vote on Robert Gundry at the December 1983 Annual Meeting 

Explaining Biblical Inerrancy

What does the Chicago Statement on Biblical Inerrancy *really* mean?  We’re excited to announce that the newest e-book at Bastion Books, titled Explaining Biblical Inerrancy, is a combination of two classic, priceless, hard-to-find, strategic, profound, must-have resources!  In it we’ve got forty pages by Dr. R.C. Sproul explaining the Chicago Statement on Biblical Inerrancy, twenty-two pages by Dr. Norman Geisler explaining the articles of the Chicago Statement on Biblical Hermeneutics, and ten pages by Dr. Geisler outlining the challenges to and misunderstandings of the ICBI standards of inerrancy that have been common in the last thirty years. Please spread the word and help us get this e-book onto the computers and e-readers of every seminary professor, Bible teacher, and Bible student. Click Here

Evangelicals and Redaction Criticism: Dancing on the Edges

How To Interpret the Bible (and Bible Prophecy) (Youtube video – 50 minutes) [The common and unfortunate practice of “spiritualizing” prophetic Bible passages may lend itself towards “spiritualizing” other passages that some may label “apocalyptic” (prophetic).]

Purpose Doesn’t Determine Meaning (Youtube video)

Allegorically or Literally? (Youtube video)

Any Evidence for the Resurrection of Saints in Matthew 27? (Youtube video)

Other Bible Scholars and School Presidents Who Take Their Stand on Full Historicity of the Gospels

Paige Patterson Speaks out on the Licona Issue (Dec 2012)

“Responding to the New Attacks on Scripture” (Video) by Dr. David Farnell (Nov 2014)

Dr. Moody, Dr. Ergun Caner, and the Faculty, Staff, and Student Body of Arlington Baptist College Take Their Stand (Feb 2012)

Former President of Gordon-Conwell Seminary (Dr. Walter C. Kaiser Jr.) on the Licona Issue (Feb 2012)

Dr. Mark M. Hanna Stands Beside Dr. Geisler Against Theological Erosion (Feb 2012)

Dr. Christopher Cone Examines Licona’s Historiographical Method (April 2012)

Benjamin Hlastan Expresses the Missiological Implications of Licona’s Approach(May 2012)

Dr. R.C. Sproul’s Judgment:  “Not Even Remotely Compatible with ICBI” (May 2012)

Links to Other Excellent Blogs and Links

The Chicago Statement on Biblical Inerrancy

The Chicago Statement on Biblical Hermeneutics

The Chicago Statement on Biblical Application

Dr. Thomas Howe’s Blogs:
The Real Issue: Authorial Intention
Matthew and Sinai
Matthew and Daniel

Dr. Richard Howe on Mike Licona and Inerrancy

JETS 48/2 (June 2005) 301–16

Robert L. Plummer

An Interesting Blog:

The Resurrection of the Jerusalem Saints at the Feast of the Firstfruits
by Gordon Franz