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Andy Stanley Unhitches the Gospel from the Bible

Many apologists, like William Lane Craig and Ravi Zacharias, attempt to outsmart the Bible to their own detriment. Andy Stanley looked to join their ranks in a recent sermon. After famously preaching about how the Christianity is unhitched from the Old Testament, Andy Stanley is now arguing that the gospel is unhitched from the Bible. This is the foundational premises of a sermon series articulating the credibility of the four gospels ultimately champion theological liberalism.

Andy Stanley begins by suggesting that the belief that Christianity hinges upon the inerrancy of the Bible is “precarious” and in modern times leads people to deconstruct their faith. He then goes on to say that being a Christian does not hinge on believing in the inerrancy of Scripture.

The inerrancy of Scripture is a gospel issue because the Bible is exceedingly clear that the gospel is premised on the fulfillment of Scripture.

For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received, that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and that He was buried, and that He was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures

1 Corinthians 15:3-4 NASB1995

The Bible is not only the source of the account of the Resurrection, which Andy Stanley claims is the only essential belief in Christianity, the Bible is our basis for understanding the meaning of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Additionally, Andy Stanley tries to explain the history of Christianity via a chalkboard. This history was unhitched from the Old Testament. The whole Bible is about God, and all of it points to the gospel. Andy Stanley would go on in the sermon to argue that the gospel of Luke is credible after forwarding the idea that the rest of Scripture is not.

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