God has always gently imposed on us mentally and physically as man developed until present. Near the beginning, God moved on man inspiring such things as where to find food, but as man’s knowledge grew God had many more dimensions in their minds to move on and inspire thoughts and reasoning. Abraham sensed that there is only one God from which all creation were founded. We worship the God of Abraham.
The bible contains a collection of verses that expresses the inspired Word of God. Atheist espouse that the bible was written by men and that it is the thoughts of men only, but one only has to observe a protracted series of events whereas one series has not God in the equation and the other has God in the equation. The resultants is always going to be different with the God inspired series being the better even unto being the correct answer. I say unto a correct answer because this is determined by how well we listen to God. The writing of our U.S. Constitution is a prime example. At an impasse blocking the completion of our constitution the group decided to pray…be still and meditate on the Lord and the Word of God. After which, the Constitution jellied.
The finding of the Dead Sea Scrolls were historical in the sense that the original scroll from the beginning of compiling passages of the Christian faith were amazingly exact to existing passages from the bible; it was like God spoke the same words to each person who were inspired.
The bible has been socialized, scrutinized, and humanized. It took over 300 years to put the bible together from a collection of scrolls and parcels. The bible applies to everyone; it introduces you to Christ Jesus, our Lord and Savior, and it encourages everyone to remain in fellowship with Jesus, the Son of God; remain in his camp and move with Him to another camp site. For Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life.
The bible is for the masses; it furnishes the steel to hold together the sea of people and is for a life. Secular humanism is for a party. Philosophers proclaims treatises that free us from thinking in a certain manner and bound us in a certain manner, but they have no answer to whole life which includes coming into being (birth) and going out of being (death). Where did we come from and where are we going after death? How do we live a joyful life? I have noticed that the best of philosophers leaves us on our own when it comes to joy and happiness.
I have searched the world, and there is no other book to compare to the bible. Plus, with trials by fire I am thoroughly convinced that the bible is the truth, the way, and the life; a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path.
*** Will Myers