– Chuck Colson
One thing we know about the Bible is that it is reliable. Since God never changes (Num 23:19; Mal 3:6; Heb 13:8), neither does His Word change. It is like God; it is the same yesterday, today, and forever, and that’s because it’s already complete and perfect in every way. It has the power to save (Rom 1:16; 1st Cor 1:18). It is always true and will always be true; therefore you can rely on the Word of God.
The Bible is also without error. There might be some translation errors but these are grammatical or minor differences in the way the text reads. For example, one might say “Jesus Christ” while another might say, “Christ Jesus,” but never is the message of the Bible compromised or affected. The main things remain the plain things, and it is like God; it is without error.
If you looked up the meaning of the word “infallible,” it means “incapable of making mistakes or being wrong,” and that is true about the Bible because it is not ever possible that God can make a mistake since His knowledge is perfect and complete. Humans are very fallible, but the Bible is not. These men were moved by the Holy Spirit when writing down the oracles of God and the Spirit of God won’t get it wrong because He also is God, therefore you can rest assured that what you are reading in the Word of God is never wrong because God is never wrong.
Since the gospel message has its own power, it is priceless in comparison to anything and everything that exists (besides God). It is impossible to know how many came to trust in Christ through the Word of God over the last 2,000 years, but for those who have been saved by reading the Word of God (like me), it is priceless. How can you place a value on a human soul? What on this earth compares with the glory that’s coming (Rom 8:18)? Nothing at all!
Chuck Colson, in saying, “The Bible’s power rests upon the fact that it is the reliable, errorless, and infallible Word of God” and his statement is backed up by Scripture where the Apostle Paul wrote, “All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work” (2nd Tim 3:16-17), and “all Scripture” being “breathed out by God” leaves no room for Scripture being the product of man.