Blog Brief: No One is Infallible

When a preacher or teacher has made statements or engaged in actions some find questionable the response is often dismissed with – but no one is infallible!

True, no one is infallible. But does that lead to the conclusion that no one is questionable? Or accountable?

What, I think, is really being said when the “no one is infallible” reason is used is that “since no one is infallible we ought not question someone’s teaching or their methods.”

Graceful questioning without an ulterior motive is not a bad thing. Questioning does not mean condemning, but may just be needed for clarification.

Ironically, when someone is sinning we don’t excuse them with – but no one is infallible! Nor does Scripture allow that excuse when confronting false teachers, unsound doctrine, wolves among the sheep, etc.

Of course, I’m not saying that walking away in disagreement means damnation. But two can’t sharpen the faces of each other if one is turned away.

Not infallible,


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1 Charlotte February 8, 2013 at 3:31 pm

This is an awesome post, Mark. I recently joined a new social community based around the Bible Series that will be airing on the History Channel in March. I have found it a GREAT place to express my faith and to talk about it with others. I think you would really enjoy it and it would even be a good blog post to talk about it if you enjoy it as much as I do.

The site is you can watch the trailers for the Bible Series too if you haven’t seen it yet.

I hope you like it and thank you for all the work you put into your blog!


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