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03C WHO WROTE THE BIBLE?
Suppose a man would come to the field in front of the post office in the city, place a piece of white marble, then disappear. To be followed by another man and still another, until forty men have come, each placing his piece of marble in the proper place. When the last man is gone, we see with surprise that a beautiful marble statue of the king stands before us, composed entirely of the strangely shaped pieces brought by the forty men. Each piece is numbered and fits in its place.
We learn that most of the men are strangers to one another and have never met before, that they have come from many places in the country. What would you think? What would be your conclusion? It would be that one mind planned the statue and sent to each of the forty men accurate direction and measurements of the shape and size to make his particular piece of marble.
So it is with the Bible. Its writers lived at different times--sometimes more than a thousand years separated them. In many cases they were strangers to one another. They lived under different governments. Often their messages from God were met with unbelief, opposition, and hatred. Some of the Bible writers were stoned, imprisoned, and beheaded, because they were hated by the wicked men against whom their writings spoke. Yet they were all faithful in telling to men what God had disclosed to them. And here is the wonder of it all. When the sixty-six books of the Bible, with their 1,189 chapters made up of 31,173 verses, were brought together into the one book; there was perfect harmony. Like the marble statue, the Bible is one perfect whole--one Book--one Mind planned it all. That one Mind is God.
What then is the real origin of the Bible? Is it a book from man or from God?
In answering this question, Peter, one of the Bible writers, says that none of the writings of the Scriptures, (Bible), are of private origin, but are the product of holy men of God who were moved by God to write. (See 2 Peter 1:20, 21). Paul, another Bible author, says that all of the Bible was "given by inspiration of God." (See 2 Timothy 3:16)
The writers of the Bible point to God as its author; yet it was written by human hands. The truths revealed are "given by God;" yet they are expressed in the words of men.
Since God told holy men what to write, the Bible is in reality a book written by God Himself.
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