Is The Bible A Made Up Book

All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work. 2 Timothy 3:16-17

Is the Bible a made up book? As far back as I can remember, as a little girl, I loved reading the stories in the bible. I didn’t read them all. Mostly I just looked at the pictures and thought how beautiful they were. Not once did I ever doubt the stories and the people. I was amazed at how Noah could possibly get all the animals on to the ark and my heart melted when God sent His angel to Daniel in the lion’s den.

I’ve heard many times some people say the Bible is a made up book and authored by men. Made up? No. Authored by men? Yes, but inspired by the Holy Spirit. Timothy tells us “All scripture is God-breathed” (2 Timothy 3:16).

If God can create the universe, why wouldn’t He have people write down his wonders? Why would He keep His work hidden? If we were created by Him and for Him (Colossians 1:16), why wouldn’t He tell us how to live and give us a way to join Him in Heaven for eternity? Some people I know believe there is a supreme being that created all things, but they don’t believe some of the miracles in the Bible. If God can create the entire universe, He could certainly bring on a great flood and give Noah specific details on how to build the Ark (Genesis 6:14-16). He could certainly part a sea to allow the Israelites to pass through for safety from the Egyptians (Exodus 14:21-22). He could certainly send His army of angels to us for protection (2 Kings 6:16-17), and He most certainly could send an angel to a young virgin girl to let her know she would give birth to the Son of the Most High (Matthew 1:18, Luke 1:26). Nothing is too big or too small for God. Scripture is so detailed in every book from Genesis to Revelation. Be encouraged to read the Bible and research your questions. Research the authors and research the evidence. You can find bibles that have the authors of each book, the date written, and where the setting was taken place.

Above all, you must understand that no prophecy of Scripture came about by the prophet’s own interpretation. For prophecy never had its origin in the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit. 2 Peter 1:20-21

All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work. 2 Timothy 3:16-17

The Bible is a collection of 66 books and written by approximately 40 different authors over a period of many years:

Old Testament

Genesis – Written by Moses.

Exodus – Written by Moses.

Leviticus – Written by Moses.

Numbers – Written by Moses.

Deuteronomy – Written by Moses.

Joshua – Written by Joshua except the ending may have been written by the high priest Phinehas.

Judges – Possibly written by Samuel.

Ruth – Possibly written by Samuel, but some evidence suggests that it was written after Samuel’s death.

1st Samuel – Possibly written by Samuel, and includes writings from prophets Nathan and Gad.

2nd Samuel – Possibly written by Nathan’s son Zabud, but also includes the writings of Nathan and Gad.

1st Kings – Possibly written by Jeremiah or a group of prophets.

2nd Kings – Possibly written by Jeremiah or a group of prophets.

1st Chronicles – Written by Ezra.

2nd Chronicles – Written by Ezra.

Ezra – Possibly written by Ezra.

Nehemiah – Written by Nehemiah and Ezra.

Esther – Possibly written by Mordecai, but some suggest Ezra or Nehemiah.

Job – Possibly written by Job, but some suggest Moses, Solomon or Elihu.

Psalms – David wrote 73 psalms, Asaph wrote 12 psalms, the sons of Korah wrote 9, Solomon wrote 2, Heman, Ethan, and Moses each wrote 1, and 51 psalms are by anonymous writers.

Proverbs – Written mostly by Solomon, with Agur and Lemuel contributing some of the later sections.

Ecclesiastes – Written by Solomon.

Song of Solomon – Written by Solomon.

Isaiah – Written by Isaiah.

Jeremiah – Written by Jeremiah.

Lamentations – Written by Jeremiah.

Ezekiel – Written by Ezekiel.

Daniel – Written by Daniel.

Hosea – Written by Hosea.

Joel – Written by Joel.

Amos – Written by Amos.

Obadiah – Written by Obadiah.

Jonah – Written by Jonah.

Micah – Written by Micah.

Nahum – Written by Nahum.

Habakkuk – Written by Habakkuk.

Zephaniah – Written by Zephaniah.

Haggai – Written by Haggai.

Zechariah – Written by Zechariah.

Malachi – Written by Malachi.

New Testament

Matthew – Written by Matthew.

Mark – Written by John Mark.

Luke – Written by Luke.

John – Written by John.

Acts – Written by Luke.

Romans – Written by Paul.

1 Corinthians – Written by Paul.

2 Corinthians – Written by Paul.

Galatians – Written by Paul.

Ephesians – Written by Paul.

Philippians – Written by Paul.

Colossians – Written by Paul.

1 Thessalonians – Written by Paul.

2 Thessalonians – Written by Paul.

1 Timothy – Written by Paul.

2 Timothy – Written by Paul.

Titus – Written by Paul.

Philemon – Written by Paul.

Hebrews – Written by Paul, Luke, Barnabas, Apollos, Silas, Philip, Priscilla and possibly others.

James – Written by James, Jesus’ brother.

1 Peter – Written by Peter.

2 Peter – Written by Peter.

1 John, 2 John, and 3 John – Written by John.

Jude – Written by Jude, brother of Jesus and James.

Revelation – Written by John.

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