I’ve always held that the Bible is inerrant, meaning that there are zero mistakes in it. I would agree with how the Lausanne Covenant, article 2 from the Lausanne Congress in 1974 puts it:
We affirm the divine inspiration, truthfulness and authority of both Old and New Testament Scriptures in their entirety as the only written word of God, without error in all that it affirms, and the only infallible rule of faith and practice.
However, I have recently been reading about other viewpoints on this, namely that while the Bible is the word of God, there are some errors in it. However, these do not affect the overall message. For example, some may allow for historical or scientific errors. This sort of thinking has become more common in the last few decades and this seems a significant enough issue for Christians to take seriously in debate.
I’m curious what people might think about this. Do others believe the Bible is completely inerrant? What if there are mistakes in the Bible - would this affect the overall message?