Eric nails this! The evangelical’s belief that you HAVE to believe in an inerrant Bible otherwise the biblical foundation of Christianity (including yours) will crumble away is wrong.
And even if the bible is “perfectly inspired” by the bible writers of old, it still takes a perfect interpretation of it to understand all that perfection. And I haven’t met a theologian yet that claims to have done that yet.
The bible doesn’t need to be “perfectly inspired” to create a life-changing salvation experience in the reader’s life. So many books have changed my life for the better, and no author ever claimed their book was perfect.
And the average Bible reader never recognizes the few inconsistencies they read anyway. The points the authors make still resonate with reasonable understanding. Only haters of the bible and staunch Christian denominations make a big deal out of it.
It seems unfair of God to expect a university-level theological understanding concerning biblical inerrancy from 773 million illiterate people worldwide, so they can get their Christian beliefs right.
Besides, hundreds of thousands of early Christians never even had an old testament scroll or scrap of a new testament letter to read at all.
Let’s not forget, we worship a perfect God and Savior, not a perfect Bible written by imperfect men. So let it be what it is.
Whether it was one woman or two at Jesus’ tomb does not erase Jesus from history, nor does it nullify our future resurrection with Him. It’s just a different perspective from two eyewitnesses.