I know a couple of men whose love of God and the Messiah is simply undeniable. I have what I regard as a strong relationship to our Father YHWH ha Elohiym, but their relationships impress me as being stronger. I don’t agree with them on every element of theology, but there’s no way to deny the sincerity of their love for God.
Both are convinced that “The Bible is perfect”.
To analyze their statement (“The Bible is perfect.”), we need to first decide what is meant by “perfect”. I’m going to proceed on the assumption that a “perfect” Bible is one that precisely and accurately carries all of the word of God and only the word of God that He intended us to read and understand.
Second, we need to decide which “Bible” is perfect? According to Biblica, there are hundreds of different versions of the Bible that are published in English. Each of those versions is different to some degree from the rest.
It seems logical to suppose that there can’t be two versions of the Bible that are both significantly different from each other, and yet, both perfect. To be “perfect” would seem to be flawless and thus unique. If any one version of the Bible is “perfect,” over 99% of the remaining versions are different from the one perfect version in some respect. Thus at least 99% of all the current English versions of the Bible are not “perfect”.