From man or God?
|Created by Gerard de Vos|
Category: Bible related
Through the ages there have been men of exceptional talent - painters like Rembrandt and Leonardo Da Vinci, musicians like Beethoven and Mozart, writers like Shakespeare and Milton, and many others. But history never gave only one exceptional talented writer, poet, painter or actor. So if the Bible was written by men, there should be other books which also have the same record of success, of being indestructible, and of being under a constant barrage of attack. We will, however, find no other book with the same history as the Bible. That means we will have to seriously reconsider if the Bible is really the product of man.
Take for example the attack against the Bible through the idea of evolution. Evolution was originally proposed by the early Greek philosophers (H Morris, Long War against God, Master Books, 2000, 197-255). The basic idea was simply that God is not the Creator of the world, but that everything developed naturally out of nothing. Charles Darwin revived the idea, and today it is touted as ‘scientific fact’. Evolution has not been proved scientifically, and has only one purpose namely to oppose the Biblical teaching of creation by an eternal God. Genetics, biochemistry, physiology and other real scientific disciplines give us explanations and applications that are of great advantage to society. But walking into a museum and looking at an exhibition of our supposed ancestors, has no other value than to teach us that there is no Creator God. Knowledge of origins does not improve education, work excellence, or marriage relationships. It has no practical value. But evolution is big business. The university courses, the grants, the doctorates, the books, the fruitless investigations into possible evolutionary pathways costs billions. Which means that billions are spent trying to prove what Dan Brown’s character says with such bravado: ‘the Bible is a product of man, my dear, not of God’ (Dan Brown, The Da Vinci Code, Corgi Books, 2003).
It is not only Dan Brown; many others think that the Bible is an ordinary book. But which other ordinary book has attracted so much fury, debate and hatred to disprove its divine inspiration? It seems illogical at the most. Why not agree that God authored and designed the Bible, and used men to write it down? Then its critics can say that they dislike the message and oppose God. But saying that men wrote it, by their own volition, and then making such a concerted effort to get rid of it, is absurd. This has never happened in all of history. Prominent writers and evolutionists do their best to agree that the Bible is the product of man and not of God. If it is the product of man, why so much propaganda against it?
Our only conclusion is that the Bible does not have a natural origin. It comes straight from God.
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