Is the Bible still being written?

Here's the answer:

No, the Bible is no longer being written.

You might want to ask, "Why not?" There are a few reasons why we know the Bible is still not being written today.

The Old Testament has 39 books written from about 1500–400 BC. The Israelites, God’s people, accepted these 39 books because they were inspired by God. "Inspired" means that God guided the writers so that they would bring a true and accurate message from Him to the people.

After the first 39 books were written, God didn’t give any more information until about 445 years later. Then, the New Testament picked up where the Old Testament left off. The New Testament has 27 books, which were written from about AD 45–AD 95. God guided the writers of the New Testament just as He did the writers in the Old Testament. God’s church accepted these new books because God inspired them.

The book of Revelation was the very last book to be written, and it tells us about what will happen when Jesus returns to earth for the second time, which He promised His disciples that He would do (John 14:1–3). God hasn’t given any more information because no more is needed.

Even though there are those today who may say that they have received more information from God, this isn’t true. You may hear about people being "inspired" to write a song, a book, or poem. But this type of “inspiration” is just a good idea someone could come up with on his or her own—it’s not the same as the way God inspired people to write the Bible.

God has given His Word, the Bible, in 66 books. The Bible is complete and provides us with God’s plan for all of time and eternity. Most importantly, the Bible tells us how we can have God’s forgiveness and eternal life by accepting Jesus Christ as our personal Savior (Romans 10:9–13). That’s good news for anyone!

Bible Truth

"God has breathed life into all of Scripture. It is useful for teaching us what is true. It is useful for correcting our mistakes. It is useful for making our lives whole again. It is useful for training us to do what is right" (2 Timothy 3:16).

"Above all, here is what you must understand. No prophecy in Scripture ever came from a prophet’s own understanding. It never came simply because a prophet wanted it to. Instead, the Holy Spirit guided the prophets as they spoke. So prophecy comes from God" (2 Peter 1:20–21).