The Koran claims to be a “revelation from Allah and seen as the Word of God” (Yohn, 2013). The Book of Mormon is believed to be “divinely inspired by God”, but both of these books contradict the Bible (Yohn, 2013). All of the information collected around how the Bible was developed, the people who wrote the scriptures and how
The fact that there were certain books out in the public that were written by followers of Jesus and recognized as being just as authoritative as the Hebrew Scriptures was never under debate. The disagreement between some groups of Christians and Gnostics centered on which exact group of books were divinely inspired and which were not. The debate also took place over the way we can know for sure what God would have us include in a book of divinely inspired writings. This ultimately led to the formation of the Biblical canon in the next centuries. Some may ask, “Isn’t Jesus really the only thing that we can and should call God’s Word?” and “Isn’t the Bible just a man made collection of writings all centered on the same thing, Jesus Christ?” This paper summarizes some of the evidences for the Old and New Testament canon’s accuracy in choosing God breathed, authoritative writings and then reflects on the wide ranging implications of the process.
We must understand that this belief is deeply held by many conservative scholars and most of the Christian world. Those who believe that Moses was the author of Genesis, believe there are three ways which Moses transmitted Genesis. The first method was by direct revelation from God. Those who believe this believe that God spoke and told Moses what to write. These people believe that, "All scripture is given by the inspiration of god," (II Timothy 3:16).
The Bible as History The question of whether the Holy Bible is an actual historical account of what happened since the beginning of humanity, or merely stories that man has come up with over time has long been considered. Many choose to believe the Bible literally and take everything word for word. Others believe the stories in the Bible are a way of showing God’s love for us, but think of them as stories and lessons on how to follow the “way of God.” Others think the stories in the Bible are false, and have no basis in truth at all. Some people want to have a clear picture of what early Palestine was like without ever having reference to the Bible, and “this may be an equally one-sided approach as using the Bible [as] complete factual history” (Porter 16). More and more archaeological digs are uncovering tangible evidence that some of the stories in the Bible actually do have a factual basis.
Many Christians believe that the bible is the direct word of God and believe every word of the bible. However, to me this seems hard to accept, since the bible is made up of 66 books and was written over a period of 3000 years by many different authors who believed that God communicated with them, but how do we come to believe the word of these different authors. The Bible is said to be God's Word to man. In this book, God discloses everything He desires man to know concerning Himself, His workings in the past, and His plans for the future. Nothing in the Bible is extraneous to divine revelation.
Many of the writers of the Bible have influenced the world and its teachings have been taught all around the world. There are many modern problems in the world today. The writers of the Bible who were inspired by God (as many Christians believe) knew nothing about nuclear weapons, surrogate mothers, or test tube babies. Very generally, Christians would say that the essential teachings of the Bible are relevant to people today, whether it be a strong Fundamentalist view, or a more realistic liberal view, as many Christians combine a conservative view with the liberal ones. Human nature does not change and the teachings in the Bible are eternal.
The author of Hebrews describes the Bible as "the very word of God". ( Hebrews 4:12, New International Version) One of the greatest examples of this is in the very beginning of Hebrews. It starts out by stating, "spoke along time ago to the fathers in the prophets." ( Hebrews 1:1, New International Version) This passages is uniquely profound for not only does it give context of the awareness of the Old Testament, but it also recognizes the ability of God to inspire writing. Another subtle way the Bible declares its inspiration is through the way it quotes God or the Holy Spirit.
Joshua Corpuz Isaiah Nengo Anthropology 1 April 22, 2014 Age Of Reason The Age of Reason by Thomas Paine is about how he believes in a religion or a god. Throughout the book, Thomas Paine talks about how religion is such as Christianity’s bible, doesn’t make sense. He argues that in the bible, the stories that is accounted for and written down are somewhat false. He doesn’t believe in some of the stories in the bible that everyone is deciding to believe. He doesn’t believe that the bible is credited to the word of god, but it is by someone who has just created their own stories and accounts the one and only Jesus Christ.
Introduction The Bible is the Word of God. It is God’s message for all of humanity. The Bible is divine revelation, breathed by God, written by men, and is applicable for all of humanity. In today’s world, there is controversy over if the inerrancy of the Bible and inspiration of the writers; however, there is little controversy over the simple fact of the New Testament, as a whole, itself. The Bible is not one long book, but rather, the Bible is a book consisting of various letters and manuscripts from throughout the history of mankind.
I would like to begin this paper with saying that I emphatically believe that there is only one God. I do not believe for the health of ones spiritual life that entertaining the thought or existence of multiple deities is an intelligent decision. Those that believe in multiplicity of Gods can be found in many different religions including but not limited to Christianity. I grew up being taught these false teachings about who God was and how he operated in the lives of his followers. There is a misconception among many Pentecostals about what most 'Trinitarians' in the twenty-first century believe.