Some people insist that they cannot believe the believable Bible because it is written by men. Is it a correct claim?
Do they not trust all books?
All books which we are reading in the world were written by men. In that sense, they must not trust all books. In history books, the great men in history will be false including the America’s greatest inventor Thomas Alva Edison who invented many devices that made our life easier and more convenient and the first President of the United States George Washington who had achieved independence for United States. Furthermore, we could not believe all sorts of specialty publication like scientific books, medical books, etc. or an encyclopedia. Because all book were written by men. So, it’s absurd to insist that they cannot believe the believable Bible because it was written by men.
The true author of the believable Bible? God!
The believable Bible was written by men, but it was not written by the thoughts of men. The believable Bible was written by God through the hands of the prophet who were moved by the God, not by their thoughts.
2 Peter 1:20~21 Above all, you must understand that no prophecy of Scripture came about by the prophet’s own interpretation. For prophecy never had its origin in the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.
Let’s think of a case where a rich man asked a lawyer to write his will instead of him. The rich man spoke the contents of his will and the lawyer wrote them down. Then, who is the author of the will? The author is the rich man, because the will has the rich man’s thoughts and words. It is the same with the Bible. Although it was written by men, the believable Bible has God’s will and words. In other words, the true author of the believable Bible is God. Do not hastily judge that you cannot trust the Bible because it was written by men, but look at the words of the Bible first, and you will realize that the believable Bible is the words of God.
The evidence that the believable Bible is the words of God
Then, how can we know that the Bible is the words of God? The reason we can believe the existence of the inventor Thomas Edison or President George Washington is that there is trustworthy evidence like Light Bulb, Phonograph or the current America as a nation. By the same token, we can believe that the believable Bible is the words of God.
Deuteronomy 18:21~22 You may say to yourselves, “How can we know when a messenger has not been spoken by the LORD?” If what a prophet proclaims in the name of the LORD does not take place or come true, that is a message the LORD does not take place or come true, that is a message the LORD has not spoken. That prophet has spoken presumptuously. Do not be afraid of him.
The words of God in the Bible take places or come true. Looking on the prophecies of the Bible, we will be able to believe that the believable Bible is the words of God. Please focus on the Bible, you can find the true author of the Bible.