The Greatest Story Ever Told About
The Greatest Man That Ever Lived
The Bible is divided into the New Testament and the Old Testament.  The Old Testament tells us
about the creation of the world, about the first man and woman, Adam and Eve, the flood, Moses,
the birth of the nation of Israel; the Jewish people, and ends with the last of the prophets which at
the time were God's messengers on earth.  The New Testament tells us about Jesus and then how
the church was established and what the disciples did after Jesus was crucified.  The last book in
the New Testament is the Book of Revelation in which God tells us what will happen in the future.

The Bible is God's Word to Man.  God dictated it and man wrote it down.  The amazing thing about
the Bible is that it was written over a period of about 1500 years by 40 different writers most of
whom never knew each other, and there are no contradictions.  They all talk about the same thing,
and the story flows from beginning to end.  This is why I believe it is truly the Word of God and not
the word of man because it would be impossible for man to do this.  

It is a story about how the world began, where man came from, what man did and how God
interacted with man.  In the Bible, God gives us everything we need to know for our life here on
Earth.  It tells us about who God is, who we are, what God thinks of us, how we can interact with
God, and how we should live with each other.  The Bible is also full of prophesy, some that has
already come true and some that has not yet, but will.  Basically everything we need to know about
life is in the Bible.  

The reason the Bible is such an outstanding book is because in it God shows His love for mankind.  
It is a timeless book.  It applies just as easily to today as it did 2000 years ago, because we have not
changed that much, just the things around us change.   

It is a story of a Father to his children, and what father does not want the best for his children?  
Does our father always give us everything we want?  Of course not.   Does our father always treat
us wonderfully and never discipline us?  Of course not.  But our father always loves us and does
what he thinks is best for us.   So does God.

The Bible is a book that was written to you personally.  God does not have favourites, He loves you
as much as every other person on this earth.  Therefore, what He says in the Bible He says to YOU.  
He wants to have a relationship with you. He wants you to know Him and talk to Him.  He wants to
be your friend.  You see, even if God is not your friend right now, you are His friend already.  He
loves you more than you can imagine and will show you that in the Bible.  

Here are some scriptures that show that it was God who wrote the Bible and not man.  God dictated
the Bible to man just like a boss dictates a letter to his secretary.  

Man wrote it down, but God chose the words.

Exodus 34:27
Then the Lord said to Moses "Write down these words...."

Jesus said in John 12:50  
....So whatever I say is just what the Father has told me to say.

The Apostle Paul said in Galatians 1:11   
I want you to know brothers that the gospel I preached is not

something that man made up.  I did not received it from any man,
nor was I taught it; rather I received it by revelation from
Jesus Christ.

The Apostle Timothy said in 2 Timothy 3:16
All scripture is God breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in
righteousness so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.

The Apostle Peter said in 2 Peter 1:21
For prophesy never had its origin in the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were
carried along by the Holy Spirit

Here we have five different writers that all say the same thing.  It was not man, but God that
decided what to write in the Bible.  Man just did the work of God.

The best example that God wrote the Bible is that Moses who is credited with writing the first
5 books of the Bible obviously had to have the events that preceded him dictated to him, otherwise,
how could he possible have known what to write.  For example, how could Moses have written
about Adam and Eve when there was no one else around except Adam, Eve, and God.

There have been different authors over the years who wrote books that they said were from God
like A Course in Miracles a few years ago, and the most recent being the Conversation with God
series written by David Walsh which became a bestseller in many countries.  He said he received
his information from God, so I read the first book to see if what he wrote complimented the Bible.  
If God did dictate Conversations with God to him, then his book should agree with the Bible
because after all they would have had the same author.   The first half of the book sounds like it did
indeed come from God, but then it begins to totally contradict the teachings of the Bible, especially
on some key issues concerning Jesus.  Therefore I am convinced that it was not the same "god"
that dictated that series of books.  And I believe that anyone who knows their Bible would agree.  
So one has to be careful what you accept as being from God.  Anyone can say that it is from God
because how do you argue against that, but the ultimate test is to compare it to the Bible to see if it
agrees with God's Word or not.  God does not "update" his work every few years.  The Bible says
that it already contains everything we need to know.
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