Is the Bible really God's words?
Here's the answer:
Yes. All the words in the Bible are God's words.
The Bible says, "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).
Many people wonder—how do we know if the Bible really is God’s Word? God wanted to communicate His love to us, so He wrote us a very special letter. Imagine this: There are 66 books in the Bible, written on 3 different continents, in 3 different languages, over 1500 years with 40 different authors. But even with all of this, each book in the Bible points to God, His love, His rules, and His plan. It’s like one author wrote it all at one time.
Now think of your favorite comic book or any other book you like. If it had 66 chapters with 40 different authors, written in different languages, would it still be saying the same thing? Probably not. Each author would want to write the story in his or her own way. But because the Bible is God's words, the whole thing tells the same big story.
The Bible gives us true and accurate stories that really happened in history. And these stories have been proven to be true by scientific evidence.
The best part of all is that the Bible gives many prophecies, which are predictions of future events. For example, in the Old Testament, many prophets wrote about Jesus and who He would be and how He would act when He came to earth. These were written hundreds of years before Jesus was born, but all the events happened just like the prophets said they would. That's a great reason to trust in what the Bible says!
God cares and loves each of us enough to want to send us a special letter. He used different men throughout history to tell us about Himself and how we can have a relationship with Him.
"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).
"I have hidden your word in my heart so that I won’t sin against you" (Psalm 119:11).