Isn’t The Bible Written By Humans?

Isn’t The Bible Written By Humans?

Dear Brethren,

How are you?

I hope this message meets you well.

As is my usual fashion, I am back with another post. Today, I would like to talk about the authorship of the Bible. Many atheists often say that the Bible was written by humans, and they use this to imply that Christianity is a human fabrication. Indeed, the Bible was written by humans. However, we need to be clear on the extent of the human contribution to the Bible. The Bible was inspired by the holy spirit. The Bible also directly addresses this issue.

The Bible says in 2 Peter 1:20-21

20 Above all, you must realize that no prophecy in Scripture ever came from the prophet’s own understanding,[a] 21 or from human initiative. No, those prophets were moved by the Holy Spirit, and they spoke from God.

Indeed, there are many predictions in the Bible that people of that age and time did not know about, thus the knowledge can only have come from God. For instance, Job prophesied about the earth’s core. However, scientists did not discover the earth’s core till 1936. The Bible has existed before 1936, the Bible says in Job 28:5

Job 28:5 says

Food is grown on the earth above,
but down below, the earth is melted as by fire.

We know that Job could not have known this by himself, God inspired the words. This is just one example, there are many prophesies in the Bible. So indeed, while the words are written by humans, they were inspired by the spirit of God.

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