Why do people think that the bible is the word of God when it was written by man and not by God?

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  • 4 weeks ago
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    Because they were told it was so and they believe it. It seems to me that if it were really true then god would have used his own publishing company to get the word out. And what Randy said.

    • 4 weeks agoReport

      ... Peter needs a padded room and a velcro suit...

  • 4 weeks ago

    Humans inscribed the Bible, but our Creator gave them the message. Proof of that is in the fulfillment of prophecy. Jesus was born in Bethlehem, a fact that was prophesied by Micah (5:2) and was actually quoted for men who were looking for him as a baby (Matthew 2:1-7) In fact, a long prehistory of prophecies pointed to him as the Christ.

    Luke 24:25-27

    25 So he said to them: “O senseless ones and slow of heart to believe all the things the prophets have spoken! 26 Was it not necessary for the Christ to suffer these things+ and to enter into his glory?” 27 And starting with Moses and all the Prophets, he interpreted to them things pertaining to himself in all the Scriptures.

    Man cannot do this with this level of accuracy. But God in his inspired word does.

    Also, while the Egyptians, who founded one of the oldest human civilizations, used dung to treat their sick people (which made them sicker), the Hebrews were taught by God's law to bury it, and to wash their hands when eating or before coming before God in worship

    And when pagans and believers in other gods taught and believed that the earth was held up by a giant elephant and a turtle, the Bible stated three thousand years ago that God was "hanging the earth upon nothing" (Job 26:7)

  • 4 weeks ago

    God told the prophets to write what He said and to write what they saw. When the Holy Spirit dwells inside a man, the man cannot help but write what God wants written. For that reason, the prophets of God have never, never been wrong. And I can say the Holy Bible is The Word of God and what is written is TRUTH, because Christ Jesus said, "I am the way, the truth and the Life and no man comes to the Father except by Me."

    • antonius
      Lv 7
      4 weeks agoReport

      Where did your Jesus ever speak a word outside of your bible?  The NT Jesus is an invented literary character.

  • 4 weeks ago

    It was written by man but inspired by God..

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  • 4 weeks ago

    The Bible was from God. Man was inspired by God and wrote it down. So God is the true author of the Holy Bible.

    • Cogito
      Lv 7
      4 weeks agoReport

      By that logic, The Philosopher's Stone was from Harry Potter. Rowling was inspired by Harry Potter and wrote it down. So Harry Potter is the true author of The Philosopher's Stone.

  • 4 weeks ago

    Religion and the various books are the foolish beliefs that the gullible believe in order to be stupid enough to to believe religion leaders.

    • Cogito
      Lv 7
      4 weeks agoReport

      Sophie - many people don't have a religion. I don't.

  • 4 weeks ago

    66 Books; 40 writers; 1,500 years in the writing; all major themes are consistent throughout all the books. Many writers even cross referencing one another, and no libraries to copy others from. It points to God authoring all 66 books as His Word, and His Holy Spirit inspiring each writer. 2 Peter 1:21 and 2 Timothy 3:16.

    • antonius
      Lv 7
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      Cross referencing is a definite sign that the writers all knew each other and were not writing the truth, Also, the OT and NT writers used much older writings in many of their passages.  If you believe what you wrote above then you have been fooled to be a sucker.

  • 4 weeks ago

    idiocy put plainly.........

  • Paul
    Lv 6
    4 weeks ago

    Because the texts were written under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, and the book itself was compiled under the guidance of the Holy Spirit.

    • antonius
      Lv 7
      4 weeks agoReport

      That holy spirit that you refer to certainly must be without any intelligence at all. Do you understand what you read?

  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago

    It was authored by God.

  • 4 weeks ago

    it was word of god til man translated it and translated it wrong in many cases

    • Roberta B
      Lv 6
      4 weeks agoReport

      DESPITE the attempts to teach unbiblical doctrines, God still makes it possible for people to know the truth from Him.

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