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Who wrote the bible

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Who wrote the bible. I keep hearing man wrote the bible.

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God is the real author of the Bible, but he used men to write down his words.  It would be like me giving my thoughts, but having another person come in and take dictation.  I would speak to them and they would write.  God gave these men the words and they wrote them down. 

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40 Authors and 66 books (opinions as to author differ slightly with some books).

 

This could be an interesting discussion when it comes to who wrote what..... 

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It is my personal belief that 40 men were inspired by the Holy Spirit to write down what God wanted us to understand about Him/Them and how we came about and how we can be with them.

I personally don't believe that God dictated every word to the writers, or else the whole book would be written with the same skills and grammar formats.

 

And that is just my personal belief from studying for about 60 years.

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According to the author of 2 Peter holy men spoke as they were moved by the Holy Spirit.

Today I understand this concept on a greater level than ever before. I have personally experienced having my body moved by a spirit other than me. I was present but was not in the drivers seat so to speak. I don't know who or what it was but believe it was the Holy Spirit that took over and drove my truck miraculously avoiding death. Was a thrilling ride.

The man living amongst the tombs was also moved by spirits. A whole legion. I get superhuman strength and agility. It's real.

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It wouldn't be exactly like you described Other One.  It would be inspired thoughts coming into your head as you write.  You are writing things down, but they are just coming to you.  They are divinely inspired.  Your personality may come through, but you are saying what God wants you to say. 

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It wouldn't be exactly like you described Other One.  It would be inspired thoughts coming into your head as you write.  You are writing things down, but they are just coming to you.  They are divinely inspired.  Your personality may come through, but you are saying what God wants you to say. 

Well excuse my communication skills, but that is what I thought I was saying.

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I have written sermons before where I just know the Holy Spirit was directing my words. Other times? Not.

 

I believe,as do other one and Butero, that the words the authors wrote were divinely inspired. How could they not be? 40 authors, over hundreds and hundreds of years, fishermen, tax collectors, teachers, poets, cup bearers, and Kings, separated by distance and time, all writing the one book that is truth, dovetailing from "In the beginning" to "amen" so well.

 

Only divine guidance could do that,

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2Ti 3:16  All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: 
 
 
Mar 13:31  Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass away. 
 
The Bible is indeed the inspired Word of God. 
 
From the Worthy statement of faith.~
 
"We believe that the 66 books of the Canon, from Genesis to Revelation are the exhaustive, inerrant and inspired word of God."
 
Amen !
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Sorry Other One.  I wasn't meaning to offend you.  It came across there was a slight difference because you said you didn't believe God dictated the message to them, and I am basically saying he did, but through their personality.  He spoke the words directly into their mind and they wrote them down.  If that is the same thing you are saying, I am sorry I misunderstood you.  If that is not what you were saying, then perhaps the problem is my communication skills, and that is a good possibility.  :39:

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