For me personally I believe that the bible is the infallible Word of God but what is surprising is, those in the church who do not believe the bible was inspired by God – the Holy Spirit. God is not a man that He should lie (Numbers 23:19). God’s word will stand forever (Isaiah 40:18, Matthew 24:35).
2 Timothy 3:16 KJV All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
17 That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works. Every scripture, that is every, written in the bible was God-breathed. Man’s hand wrote but God guided. God wrote His word for the purpose of:
1. Teaching useful things 2. To show error in our life 3. Correct our faults 4. Train us to live righteously
You can see how convenient it is to say God’s word has mistakes, or more to the point, is not all true because then it is an easy step to – God didn’t mean that about my sin and His holiness.
2 Peter 1:19-21 KJV 19 We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts:
20 Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. 21 For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost. The prophets of the Old Testament were inspired by the Holy Spirit to write about things they did not and could not understand. They tried but it was above them.
Jude 1:3 KJV Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints.
Jude wanted to write about the salvation they share but he felt it necessary to write about contending for their faith. What happened?
Necessity – anagke = strong force needed to accomplish something compulsory (absolutely required), The verb anankazo denotes the outward influence or pressure by someone upon another (HELPS Word-studies)
Jude wanted to write about the joy of their shared salvation but God wanted him to write to the believers about fighting for their faith.