Who Wrote the Bible?

There were many people who contributed to writing down the stories within the sixty-six different books of the Bible. We know of at least forty different authors, and there may be more. Some books are clear who the author is while others are unclear. Scholars have made every effort to figure out who wrote these unsigned books. But one thing is for certain, they are all the words that God chose to be written. John 1:1 says, “In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God.” God Himself tells His story through human writers.

We learn in the New Testament that God, as the Holy Spirit, can work through man and lead him to do as God directs him to do. The Holy Spirit equipped the authors of the books of the Bible to tell the story exactly like God wanted it to be told. So, even though man sat down and wrote out the words, God was guiding him as he wrote. Don’t get me wrong, man wasn’t turned into a zombie as he wrote, trance-like writing down the words that God dictated. Man did actually do the writing, and there are many different writing styles represented in the Bible.

God worked through man in order to write, copy, translate, and distribute His word from the time of its writing till now. God wrote the Bible! That’s why this book is so special. It isn’t just a history book, or a storybook. This is the Holy Word of God!

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