It is impossible to talk about the Bible as the Word of God without speaking about its inerrancy and infallibility. The inerrancy of the Bible means that the Bible was written free of mistakes or errors. The Spirit of God guided holy men of God to write what God intended them to write. Every word or letter was carefully selected under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit before it was written.
In Joshua 1:8, God referred Joshua to the ‘Book of the Law’ which was the Scripture available to the people at that time. By so doing He declared it as His Word and thus protects it and keeps it free from errors.
The Bible is not wrong on any subject and thus infallible. The events and occurrences found therein are not fictions of anyone’s imaginations but were true occurrences and rightfully recorded.
Jesus, while on earth made several references to events in the Old Testament thereby certifying them as true and accurate. He referred to the story of creation (Matt. 19:4-6), the story of Cain and Abel (Matt. 23:35), Noah, Jonah and many others. The apostles and other writers also continually referenced many events in the Old Testament and things that took place before their writing. All these confirm and affirm the accuracy of the Word of God.
The inerrancy and infallibility of the Bible is not in doubt and must be accepted wholeheartedly. We must accept the Bible as true and be prepared to defend it at all times.