Family and dating
The Bible guides us in some areas by broader, more general principles and ideas we can build on as we strive to live the Christian life in practical ways.
In either case, no area of life falls totally outside of the guidance and authority of God's Word.
Well, many evangelicals who otherwise believe in the inerrancy of the Bible and who might generally agree with the sufficiency of Scripture have nonetheless embraced the area of our faith and life at some level.
Some things it talks about explicitly, like salvation or sanctification or marriage or elders.
This doctrine simply holds that the Bible is sufficient to guide and instruct us authoritatively in all areas of our faith and life, and that there is no area of life about which the Bible has no guidance for us.
The topics he's going to be dealing with are ones in which equally committed Christians have found different biblical interpretations.I certainly agree with the inerrancy of Scripture, but that's not what I'm talking about here.The doctrine of the of Scripture assumes inerrancy but then goes a step further.If you're a Christian, that's the biblical life you're called to.That's what I hope this column will be about — applying God's Word to dating, finding a spouse and getting married.