Foy E. Wallace, Jr.
The Bible claims to be the word of God. And not that only; it claims to be the inerrant word of God, the infallibly and verbally inspired word of God. “All Scripture is given by inspiration”—theopneustia, God-breathed words. “Unto us God revealed” these things “through the Spirit…Which things also we speak, not in words which man’s wisdom teacheth, but which the Spirit teacheth; combining spiritual things with spiritual words” (1 Cor. 2:10-13 ASV). Divine thoughts and divine words to convey them is Paul’s statement, with emphasis, of the verbal inspiration of the Bible.
Who says it is not the inerrant word of God? The devil (Gen. 3:3-4) and worldly-wise men of today (Rom. 1:22); but we are warned against such and should shun them, for they cannot be converted (2 Thess. 2:10-11) and may destroy faith in you “through philosophy and vain deceit” (Col. 2:8).