What is the Bible?

16All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
17That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.
2 Tim 3:16-17 (KJV)

Have you ever wished God would just present you with a list of instructions you could read and follow? The good news is He has if we are willing to accept it as such. Some people carry the idea the Holy Scriptures were authored by men seeking to control an impressionable, uneducated population. Others believe in their pride they have a better way and they have all the answers. I find it very comforting to know I don’t have to have all the answers. In the end those people who think their way is better than God’s ways are just as broken and fallen as the rest of us, though they may hide it better.

Christianity doesn’t work if you enter into it demanding proof or requiring evidence. Christianity is about faith, and the seed of that faith is uniquely found within the life experiences of each one of us. If you want to put a human or secular face on who wrote the Bible then you’re going to miss out on the simplicity of life via following God’s instructions, and there’s nothing any of us can do to convince you otherwise.

If you’re willing to allow that while mere human beings held the quills that wrote the words, but God through the Holy Spirit held them men as they wrote, why then we have an entirely different set of circumstances. If you grant divine authorship of each and every word in the Bible then you must be willing to adjust your life to conform to what He reveals to you through scripture. No longer read the Bible as you would a novel, trying to get to the end of the section, chapter, or verse. Instead, read the Bible as God the Father lovingly presenting personal and intimate direction for your individual life through the lens of the Holy Spirit in your heart. If you open your mind to the possibility that what God reveals to you through your daily reading of His instruction manual is how you are to live, then you will go places you never dreamed of.

15 And if it seem evil unto you to serve the LORD, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.
Josh 24:15 (KJV)