Chapter 3 - The Inspiration of the Bible
I. THE MEANING OF INSPIRATION
II. THE HUMAN ELEMENT IN INSPIRATION
III. INSPIRATION ACCOMPLISHED MIRACULOUSLY
IV. METHODS IN INSPIRATION
V. THE EXTENT OF INSPIRATION
VI. PROOFS OF VERBAL INSPIRATION
 The following quotation is very much to the point here: “Sometimes, it may be frankly conceded, zeal for the divine authority and inerrancy of the Scriptures may have led to untenable theories and modes of expression, that have rather obscured the truth. To say, e. g., that the writers were mere passive instruments in the hand of the Spirit, or at best amanuenses writing to dictation-to adopt, in other words, the mechanical theory, is unwarranted and mischievous. It is no part of the doctrine, and has never been generally held” (New Biblical Guide, Urquhart, Vol. 8, Page 175).
 It is charged by some that in Acts 23:5 and 1 Cor. 7:10,12, Paul admits non-inspiration. In Acts 23:5 Paul says concerning the High Priest, “I wist not, brethren, that he was the High Priest.” This “may be explained either as the language of indignant irony: ‘I would not recognize such a man as High Priest’; or, more naturally, as an actual confession of personal ignorance and fallibility, which does not affect the inspiration of any of Paul’s final teachings or writings” (Strong). Inspiration does not mean that Bible writers were always infallible in judgment or impeccable in life, but that in their capacity of official teachers and spokesmen for God they were preserved from error.
In the passages from the first Corinthian epistle, Paul says in the case of one command: “I command, yet not I, but the Lord;” while in the case of other commands he says: “The rest speak I, not the Lord.” But notice that at the end of the latter series of exhortations he says: “I think ... I have the Spirit of God” (1 Cor. 7:40). “Paul distinguishes, therefore, here ... not between his own and inspired commands, but between those which proceeded from his own (God-inspired) subjectivity, and those which Christ Himself supplied by his objective word” (Meyer, in Loco).