Dr. C. Matthew McMahon:
Americans often object to this point. The objection is stated in this way “men wrote the bible, not God.” At this point appeal to some of the most simplistic arguments for the nature of divine revelation will be sufficient. There are only three sets or classes of beings that could have written the Bible: it could only have been written by good men or angels, by wicked men or demons, or by and through God’s power. There are only these three choices. It cannot be written by good men or angels since the Bible, all through the Old Testament and New Testament, claims that God is speaking and God is commanding men to repent and turn to Him. Good men or angels would be liars to write believing they were “God.” They could never have written it as good men and then claimed, “Thus says the Lord.” Nor could evil men or demons have written the Bible. The Bible expresses the commands and statutes of God towards holiness and sanctification. It also teaches that men who are not holy, or saved by the blood of Christ, will be damned to hell. Thus, evil men or demons would never prompt men to holiness, which they are against and hate, nor condemn themselves to hell for the actions they enjoy. The only option that is left is that God wrote it. It is the book of God which demonstrates the means and manner of saving grace through Jesus Christ. God privileged men with the Bible to show them the way of salvation and of escape from His terrible wrath. 2 Timothy 3:16 says, “All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness.” Literally this means “God-breathed.” To cover your ears and eyes to this fact is to stop thinking, or have never started thinking about ultimate questions initially. Not only is it God’s inspired word, but it houses claims which are diametrically opposed to the religions of the world. They teach different ideas altogether.