Other than how the new testament came together is their anything in about how it was written that points towards it being inspired by God?
Directly by the word of God in the text.
- BJLv 73 weeks agoFavorite Answer
The Bible is inspired of God. But some may think, The Bible was written by men, so how can it be from God? The Bible answers: Men spoke from God as they were moved or, guided by holy spirit.
This is similar to a businessman telling his secretary to write a letter. Who is the author of the letter? It is the businessman, not the secretary.
In the same way, the Author of the Bible is God, not the men he used to write it. God guided them to write his thoughts. The Bible really is the word of God.
- Anonymous3 weeks ago
The four gospels Matthew, Mark, Luke and John are eye-witness accounts of the ministry of Jesus while he was of earth. Most of the others books of the NT were written as letter to the various churches by Paul after his conversion by Jesus on the road to Damascus. Jesus had told Paul he is a chosen vessel to the gentiles. So it must be Jesus, through the Holy Spirit, who was inspiring Paul to write those letters.
- Anonymous3 weeks ago
Howz this grab ya?
2Ti 3:16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
2Ti 3:17 That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.
2Pe 1:16 For we have not followed cunningly devised fables, when we made known unto you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were eyewitnesses of his majesty.
- PaulLv 73 weeks ago
Yes. Jesus Christ founded one Church, said it was to remain one, and promised that one Church "The Holy Spirit will guide you into all truth", and "Whatsoever you bind upon Earth is bound in Heaven", and "He who hears you hears Me". That one Church compiled the Bible from its own writings (and early Jewish writings), and declares as binding truth that these 73 texts are the inspired Word of God. Therefore God Himself has declared it to be so.
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- MichzeLv 53 weeks ago
The Romans had to find a way to get rebellious jews to pay their taxes. That's not 'divinely' inspired.
- Pirate AM™Lv 73 weeks ago
If you don't understand its history and context, it appears that it very well could have been inspired by God. However, if you realize that the writers of the Epistles do not quote Jesus' sayings or refer to events of his life in a historical context, for example, they might, at best, refer to his sacrifice and resurrection, but they don't mention details that would first or second hand knowledge of it, like who was there, what Jesus said or any other details.
There really isn't anything in how the NT came together that would suggest that it was inspired by God, other than the other books that were rejected were purged and most of them were completely destroyed.
- GypsyfishLv 73 weeks ago
The Bible was written by a lot of different people at a lot of different times. The gospels weren't written down until hundreds of years after Jesus lived. There's a lot of propaganda in there- you have to consider the political and religious situation of the times. Some of it is designed to persuade people to convert. That doesn't mean I'm dismissing all of it. But if you read some of the scholarship on who wrote what, in what languages, when and where, it becomes highly unlikely that it was somehow dictated by God. Then there's the translation issues. The King James Bible says "wine". Baptists claim that's a mistranslation of "grape juice" and are against drinking alcohol. The King James version says "Church leaders and their wives" which is often used as an argument against female ministers- but the original was written in Greek where the word more accurately translates as "spouse". The translators put their own bias in- they couldn't image a female church leader.
- MalcolmLv 63 weeks ago
2 Tim. 3:16 and 2 Pet. 1:20-21 come to mind.