Recently I heard a Nazarene church board member state, "The Church of the Nazarene believes that the Bible is the inerrant, infallible Word of God...." Doing a little googling, I have seen the same phrase on several Church of the Nazarene local church websites.
I wonder if these people are closet Fundamentalists? If they understand "inerrant", "innerancy", "innerantly revealing the will of God" as interchangeable in definition? If I'm misunderstanding what they are saying?
I am currently reading (studying) "Square Peg" by Truesdale for the second time, underlining more sentences and dog-earing more pages. I've been a member of the Church of the Nazarene for 40 years, and I am finding things that were never truly clear to me before.
Please don't understand this as insulting the intelligence of any of my fellow Nazarenes, but the book has not been an easy read for me, and I suspect that an "average" church member in many churches might feel the same. Is there a similar, recent book or denominational study material which is on a simpler level?
I'm not expressing myself well, and I apologize. I'm not even sure what my point is, other than I think there are a lot of people in churches who either don't agree with Nazarene doctrine but think they do, or else they KNOW they don't agree and don't think it matters. I think it matters.