Criswell, John M. A Commentary on the Gospel of Matthew. Contending For The Faith Publications. Yukon, OK. 2012. p. 311.
"Nothing is so firmly believed as that which hath once been doubted."
No one, I feel, has a monopoly on truth. It is enough that in defending the Truth which we know, we never consciously underrate or neglect the objections of opponents. The teacher who either presumes to claim the knowledge which he has not, or dissembles his own difficulties, carries in his own heart the elements of a stern and inevitable chastisement.
Westcott, B. F. The Gospel of the Ressurection. MacMillian and Co. Shilling Edition. 1913. p. vi.
"The Bible in its entirety is God's written Word to man, free of error in its original autographs, wholly reliable in history and doctrine. Its divine inspiration has rendered the Book "infallible" (incapable of teaching deception) and "inerrant" (not liable to prove false or mistaken). Its inspiration is "plenary" (extending to all parts alike), "verbal" (including the actual language form), and "confluent" (product of two free agents, human and divine). Inspiration involves infallibility as an essential property, and infallibility in turn implies inerrancy. This threefold designation of Scripture is implicit in the basic thesis of Biblical authority."
"It is a distressing sign indeed when the people of God reach the place where they look with DISDAIN upon anyone who questions a practice."
"No man has the right to expect his position to be accepted or respected if he cannot produce adequate evidence to substantiate it. If one holds a position he thinks valid and sound, then he must present the evidence or logical argumentation warranting the conclusions he has drawn. Simple affirming that he "believes" a certain thing to be true is not enough. A Christian preacher or teacher has no more right to expect his assertions to be accepted without substantiation than does an agnostic or atheistic professor." -
We would like to share some worth-while quotes from various authors to make you pause and consider different aspects of what God's Word teaches.