Who Wrote the Bible?

J. C. Choate
Belzoni, Miss.

Down through the years there have been those who have doubted the inspiration of the Bible. There are those who look upon the Bible as being nothing more than a dead letter, or some fable, or a group of fables that have been passed on from generation to generation. Others feel that the Bible is but a part of the revelation that is from God, and so and so on. Many who hol4t these views claim to be of God but such automatically places them in the category of the modernist or even the infidel.

In considering this question we can be sure that certain men did not have a part in writing the Bible. For instance, we know that the infidel did not write the Bible inasmuch as the Bible condemns such an individual. We read: "The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God." (Ps. 14:1). Again, we know that the modernist did not write the Bible in that the Bible upholds the virgin birth of Christ, etc. (Matt. 1:18-25). We also know that a denominationalist did not write the Bible because the word reveals that there is but one true church. Paul stated in his day that there was but one body, or one church. (Eph. 4:4; Col. 1:18). Then too, we know that a Catholic did not write the Bible in that the scriptures nowhere suggest that

Peter was ever Pope, or even came near to being the Pope of the church. On the contrary, the Bible teaches that Christ is head of the church and is saviour of the body. (Eph. 5:23). Now we know that these individuals, and many others, did not write the Bible, or have part in writing the Bible, or else they would have penned it to suit their own doctrine, or doctrines. At any rate, we know that such individuals would not have condemned themselves by their own writings. Think seriously about these statements.

If the people mentioned did not write the Bible then who did? Well, the answer is very simple. The Bible itself reveals that inspire(l men of God took part in this great work. Peter tells us: "Holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost." (2 Pet. 1:21). Then the apostle Paul said: "All scripture is given by the inspiration of God." (2 Tim. 3:16). Hence, the Bible is from God. Since such is true, then it is a holy or divine book. The scripture nowhere contradicts itself, but rather agrees', even though a number of inspired men had part in penning, it. Many, many arguments could be given to uphold the Bible as being the pure word of God.

Truth Magazine I:4, p. 11
January, 1957