The Making Of A Perfect Book   

 

The Bible is the most remarkable piece of literature this world has ever seen. It has outsold every other publication, it has been translated into more languages than any other, and has become part of the fabric of society in the English-speaking world.    

    Humanly speaking, it took more than 1,500 years to compile. About  40  authors contributed, and they wrote primarily in Greek and Hebrew, with occasional Aramaic. Some used poetry, others wrote history, and yet others biography. Some were kings, but others peasants; some were soldiers and others were scholars; some were devoted patriots, and others members of an outlawed underground organisation. It was written in 13 countries and on three continents. They wrote on different subjects, at different times, in at least three different languages. Yet it contains one system of doctrine, one code of ethics, one plan of salvation, and one rule of faith. From Genesis to Revelation it reads as one book.

    Can you imagine 40 different men from 13 countries posting to one address a selection of cogwheels, springs and screws and someone there without adjusting any of the pieces or having any bits left over coming up with a watch that keeps  perfect time. You would rightly come to the conclusion that while made by different men from different backgrounds  and countries there must have been one master designer. Otherwise they would never have fitted together.

            The fact that the Bible has but one theme: salvation. One hero: the Lord Jesus Christ. One villain: Satan: One purpose: to glorify God indicates that behind its every word there was one Master Architect. It unity cries out again and again "verbal inspiration, verbal inspiration". God breathed it. Paul tells us in 2 Timothy 3:16 "All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness". The Bible does not merely contain the word of God but it is the Word of God. Itís every sentence and syllable is breathed by him.