The Bible, from God or Man?

The Bible is the singularly most precious and wonderful book of all times.  The reason is that it is a once off revelation from the Creator God, the Most High, Possessor of Heaven and Earth.  It is about His plan for man.  

It has some very special qualities that distinguish it from all other books ever written in the history of man.  One of it is the amazing revelation of an invisible ‘world’ we know nothing about.   The most astonishing of those revelations is that there is a  Triune God who created the whole universe.  The Triune God is God the Father, God the Son [Jesus] and God the Holy Spirit.  Although the same in essence, they differ in function.  

For example, we know Jesus is the Redeemer, the sinless Sacrifice for our sins.  On the other hand, the Holy Spirit knows God’s thoughts and plans, 

‘The Spirit searches all things, even the deep things of God.  For who among men knows the thoughts of man except the man’s spirit within him?  In the same way no one knows the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God.’  1 Corinthians 2:10b-11

So the Holy Spirit is the Person in the Godhead that reveals God’s thoughts to us who became His children, 

‘…God has revealed it to us by His Spirit.’  1 Corinthians 2:10 

The Holy Spirit is also the One who reveals the important invisible world to us.  So we are able to,

‘…fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen.  For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.’  2 Corinthians 4:18

The Bible reveals the truth and reality of those very important things behind the scenes of the visible world.  For example, the Bible answers issues like: 

  • What life is really about.  
  • Why I am here.  
  • Life after death.  

This information in the 66 books of the Bible are God’s thoughts revealed to us by the Holy Spirit.  However, we have a problem.  Can we believe that?  Didn’t people like Moses, Paul, Peter, et cetera, write it?  Can we believe its revelations about an invisible God?   It is our intention to look at many of these issues that often trip up serious seekers after the truth. 

Next blog: Why did God use people to write down His revelation?  Is the Bible then really a supernatural revelation from God?  Doesn’t the human element reduce it to their flawed opinions even if they claim they were guided by the Holy Spirit?  This is a very important question because many people reject the Bible with precisely that argument. 

 

Author: Gerard and Alida

As you can see in the photo, there are two of us. We live and work together 24/7, studying and enjoying our grandchildren. Our passion is to know and understand what will happen after death. Is there a way to provide for and invest in that?

4 thoughts on “The Bible, from God or Man?”

  1. Love the way you first say “One of it is the amazing revelation of an invisible ‘world’ we know nothing about”. – If I may suggest, it might be great to end that sentence off with the words “at first”. Because
    within the next paragraph you explain how we can know about it.

    This subject just keeps poping up lately 🙂
    You are spot on teaching this now. It is probably a key concept most mainstream believers are oblivious to.
    I have often heard it said that the Spirit is more real than the natural realm. I think Paul made that statement, Ill look it up.
    Blessings
    Patrick

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