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Is the Bible Really the Word of God?--Part 2

Updated on August 7, 2010

Much of the information presented in this hub will be known to Christians. For those who are truly seeking, please consider the following. If you haven't read Part One, please do that first.

The Bible came into being in a way no other book has. It has a supernatural origin and as such cannot be compared to books having a natural origin. It is the old oranges and apples thing. The Bible itself is actually a collection of 66 separate books. These books cover a variety of subjects. Included are such topics as history, prophecy, biography, poetry, war-time, and peace-time just to name a few. I can't think of any book today that is as versatile in its subject range as is the Bible.

Consider also that these 66 separate books were written by over 40 different people as the Holy Spirit directed them. Certainly if the Holy Spirit didn't direct them there would not have been the single message that is given within its holy pages. Remember the game we used to play as kids. Someone would whisper a sentence to the person next to them and that person would in turn whisper to the person next to them. By the time it got the whole way around the circle the beginning message had been drastically changed. Can you imagine trying to get through a circle of 40 without the message being compromised? Only if God were speaking the same message to each of the 40 could that take place.

Think of the social backgrounds of these men. Moses was an Egyptian prince. Joshua was a military leader. David was a shepherd turned king. Amos was a farmer. Luke was a doctor. Matthew was a tax collector. The list goes on with these men having nothing in common.

Consider also the time difference involved in the completion of the Bible. Job, the first book written was written well over 3,500 years ago. Revelation, the last book written was written about 95AD. At least 1,500 years separates the beginning from the end. I remember the 1960's. So much has changed in 50 years. But the message of the Bible is clearly presented with no change of doctrine for all those years.

Lastly, consider the cultural differences of the human authors. God used people on three continents to transmit His Word. Exodus 17 was written in the desert. Exodus 20 was written on Mount Sinai. Possibly Jeremiah's writings came from Egypt. The book of Esther was written in Persia. Daniel wrote while in captivity in Babylon, and Paul wrote to Timothy from Rome.

We'll continue to examine how this great book was put together in Part Three, but for now focus on these thoughts. We have a book comprised of 66 separate books written by over 40 different human authors from all walks of life with a tremendous variety of topics written on three continents yet without error.Only a supernatural source could engineer such a book, and He has. Stay tuned for Part Three.


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      8 years ago

      Yes, Liberate. You've said it all.

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      8 years ago from Jesus Loves You

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      William Kovacic 

      8 years ago from Pleasant Gap, PA

      ama, for sure God prepared individuals with different personalities to express His Word. Truly God is great!

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      William Kovacic 

      8 years ago from Pleasant Gap, PA

      Sapphire, I'm working on Part3 now. I hope it will be meaningful as well.

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      8 years ago from San Jose, CA

      I remember learning about the different authors of the Bible in a college class, and my teacher pointed out how you can notice the different styles that are exhibited in the books. I like your explanation of the different eras and cultures that would have had this additional influence on the different styles of the books of the Bible.

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      8 years ago

      Wow!!! There are times in life when you run across something that wows you, and I must say your knowledge of the bible is an inspiration...I look forward to reading part 3 God Bless...

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      William Kovacic 

      8 years ago from Pleasant Gap, PA

      Thanks einron. Glad you stopped by.

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      8 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA

      Great for sharing your knowledge of the Bible! It is well received.

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      William Kovacic 

      8 years ago from Pleasant Gap, PA

      Tamarajo, Thanks. That's what it's all about--sharing the Word.

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      8 years ago

      I love the Word! and these are great facts to know and share. Thanks for sharing.

    • lifegate profile imageAUTHOR

      William Kovacic 

      8 years ago from Pleasant Gap, PA

      Thanks all! Let's keep spreading the Word.

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      Captain Jimmy 

      8 years ago from WV

      Excellent Hub!

      2 Timothy 3:14 But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them;

      2 Timothy 3:15 And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.

      2 Timothy 3:16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:

      2 Timothy 3:17 That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.

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      Judah's Daughter 

      8 years ago from Roseville, CA

      Awesome, brother lifegate! You are as a watchman that opens the gate for the sheep to come in (John 10:3). There's been a recent declaration from one who's fallen from the faith stating none of the Apostles wrote anything in the Bible. Luke wasn't an Apostle, ok ~ no one knows who wrote Hebrews, but other than that the New Testament books were written by the Apostles ~ letters, etc. and compiled into our Holy Bible. God bless you, brother! I look forward to hub #3!!!

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      fred allen 

      8 years ago from Myrtle Beach SC

      AMEN! You got me all excited! Can't wait for part 3!


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