Who Wrote The Bible?

One of the hottest debates in Christianity centers around the origin of Scripture. Is the Bible the Word of God or did humans write it? There are many facets to this issue, but Peter identified the ultimate Author of Scripture. Peter wrote:

Above all, you must understand that no prophecy of Scripture came about by the prophet’s own interpretation of things. 21 For prophecy never had its origin in the human will, but prophets, though human, spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit. – 2 Peter 1:20-21 (NIV)

God’s Holy Spirit inspired the human authors of Scripture to write what they did. God wanted to reveal Himself to humanity so He inspired people to write in human language a message we could understand. Why? So that we could know Him and have a loving relationship with Him by grace through faith in Jesus. We cannot pick and choose what parts are inspired and what parts are not. If any word of Scripture is fake or false, then how can we trust any other part of it? For me, it’s all or nothing. It may sound archaic and naive, but if the Bible is God’s Word, then that is the standard we’ll be judged by. So actually read it for yourself and then decide what you’ll do with it. It might just change your life.

2 Responses to “Who Wrote The Bible?”

  1. 1 Melissa B.
    12.31.2009 at 10:45 AM

    Interesting post! I had always known that the scriptures were written by God through the hand of certain men. I’ve actually found a particular interest in how the Bible was put together, who decided which books would become sacred and where are the other ones – especially as the Church became more and more politicized over the centuries. The Dead Sea scrolls are a big one, and I know not all of the writings there made it into the Bible. I would love to read the lost books at some point in my life, just to understand why they didn’t make it into the Bible and ponder if there is any relevance to it.
    – MB

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