I believe the Holy Spirit continues to work to preserve and carry His word by means of inspired Holy Spirit indwelled messengers.
Baptists have been debating the intent and extent of the atonement since almost the beginning of our movement. The recent popularity of Calvinism among conservative evangelicals—including many Southern Baptists—has helped make this historic debate a current family discussion.
The fact that God chose to reveal Himself more personally to Thomas was purely gracious, not required or necessary for a faith response.
While I understand that the Constitution of the United States of America defends religious freedom for all, yet more importantly, as a Christian I believe that true “soul freedom” is found only in the Lord Jesus Christ.
The debate on inerrancy was over “What the Bible Is.” The debate over Calvinism is a debate over “What the Bible Says” — a question of interpretation rather than a debate over basic world view.