How do you deal with the Old Testament Prophecies concerning The coming of a Messiah; all of which Jesus either fulfilled or will fulfill according to New Testament writers. Those prophecies were scattered and written by different men with different perspectives but applied to one man and one (actually two) specific times in Gods plan for history. Daniels 70 week prophecy is one. Isa. 53. Several in the individual Psalms. They are in Joel, Zachariah, Jeremiah, etc etc. I know that you are aware of these, so do you consider these around 300 separate individual texts to be just proof texts? Or, to be lucky random writings that one might find in other historical writings outside of the Bible? Jesus even referenced a couple of these texts concerning himself which would have been taken completely out of the Old Testament context. So was Jesus mad, or was He truly the word of God made flesh? Was he truly God as John 1 says?
So in my mind you need to do a better job of explaining why you who say that you believe in God who is powerful enough to create all of this around us, even if you think it through evolution, is not capable of giving us (evolving) a reliable study guide without error in its original text; which explains his plan and purpose for this universe that he has created or evolved in your case.
It seems to me that a God who is capable of all this is capable of anything that he wants to do including giving us an inerrant text.
I know that you will say that the following scripture is out of context but perhaps you can enlighten me as to its meaning.
2 Timothy 3:16-17 All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; so that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work.
So to you what really is scripture? If you pick and choose what is truth and in effect cut holes in the overall cloth of scripture, then you have created your own Jesus. One who is not the Son of God, seated at the right hand of God. Remember John said He is the word of God made flesh.
Maybe you should consider if these are really only the words of a men as you would say it. Jesus actually quoted from many of these, such as this man’s words and said “it is written”.
Deuteronomy 8:3, 11 He humbled you and let you be hungry, and fed you with manna which you did not know, nor did your fathers know, that He might make you understand that man does not live by bread alone, but man lives by everything that proceeds out of the mouth of the Lord. “Beware that you do not forget the Lord your God by not keeping His commandments and His ordinances and His statutes which I am commanding you today;
If Jesus is truly God and you reject his word you in effect have rejected him. Think on these things.
“I am the truth and the life, no man cometh to the Father but by me.” Jesus