Does the Bible have any mistakes?
Here's the answer:
The Bible does not have any mistakes.
The Bible is the most amazing book. About 40 different people wrote it over a time period of 1,500 years, but everything came together to make one book without mistakes. This is because even though people wrote the words, God Himself told them what to write.
2 Timothy 3:16 says, "God has breathed life into all of Scripture. It is useful for teaching us what is true. It is useful for correcting our mistakes. It is useful for making our lives whole again. It is useful for training us to do what is right."
Not only does this explain how all the books in the Bible can form one complete book, but it also tells us that a book written by God must be like His own nature: pure, truthful, and free of mistakes.
Through His Holy Spirit, God spoke through ordinary men and they recorded history, stories, poetry, laws, and prophecy down through the years so we could have a complete book about the author of the universe by the author of the universe.
The Bible describes everything we need to know about God from creation to an eternity prepared for believers in heaven. We can read how evil entered the world, how God loves and provides for His creation, and how He fulfilled all His promises to give the world a Savior—His Son, Jesus Christ.
"Above all, here is what you must understand. No prophecy in Scripture ever came from a prophet’s own understanding. It never came simply because a prophet wanted it to. Instead, the Holy Spirit guided the prophets as they spoke. So prophecy comes from God" (2 Peter 1:20–21).
"God isn’t a mere man. He can’t lie. He isn’t a human being. He doesn’t change his mind. He speaks, and then he acts. He makes a promise, and then he keeps it" (Numbers 23:16).