ANSWERS: 65
  • Man's. Problem solved. Move along
  • Mans . God not being an earthly being would have had a problem with the pen and paper
  • The Bible is God's word. It was inspired by God and recorded by man. When we say the Bible is inspired, we do not mean the kind of inspiration that comes to an author trying to write a book or a mechanic trying to find out what's wrong with a car. In a supernatural way, the Holy Spirit led Moses, Isaiah, Matthew, Paul, and the other Bible authors to write the message of God to man. Their writing was initiated and controlled by God Himself. The Bible's unusual claim to be the inspired Word of God is made clear in several key passages. 2nd Timothy 3:16 says, "All Scripture is given by inspiration of God... The word translated "inspiration" means "God-breathed." This tells us that the Bible originated in the mind of God. The Holy Spirit influenced the individual Bible writers to put down the message God wanted mankind to have. 2nd Peter 1:20-21 says, "Knowing this first, that no prophecy of Scripture is of any private interpretation [origin], for prophecy never came by the will of man, but holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the Holy Spirit." These verses make a tremendous claim! They say that the Bible prophets did not originate what they wrote. Rather, they recorded what was given to them by God. They were moved (literally "borne along") by the Holy Spirit. Now, that doesn't mean that their individual personality or style of writing was overpowered. It means that they were kept from having any error creep into what they wrote. They were directed by the Holy Spirit to record only what God wanted man to know. The Bible's claim, then, is that it was written by God. It is not man's book, it is God's book. Paul informed us that the spiritual truth he gave was "not in words which man's wisdom teaches but which the Holy Spirit teaches" (1 Corinthians 2:13). Yes, the Bible claims to be the inspired Word of God--powerful, living, and indestructible (1 John 1:1-3; Hebrews 4:12; 1 Peter 1:23-25). In both the Old and New Testaments, it is the message of God to people of all ages, a book you can trust! If the Bible was not authored by God there's no way it could have the amazing unity that it does throughout it's text. If you asked 10 different authors to write on the same topic there is no way they all are going to agree. More than likely you'll have 10 completely different points of view. Yet, from Genesis to Revelation, the Bible tells a single story: the rescue of mankind from sin through the death of Jesus Christ. The Old Testament presents Him as the hope of mankind; the New Testament shows Him to be the fulfillment of that hope. Now, if the Bible had been written by one person at one time, one could understand how it would be unified in general thoughts and specific details. But consider these diversities in its origin: · It was written by 40 different authors. · It was written over a period of 1,600 years. · It was written in three languages: Hebrew, Greek, and Aramaic. · Its writers came from many walks of life: prophet (Jeremiah), priest (Zechariah), shepherd (Amos), king (David), servant (Nehemiah), doctor (Luke), tax collector (Matthew), and Religious Scholar (Paul). · It was written on three continents: Asia, Africa, and Europe. · A gap of more than 400 years separated the writing of the Old Testament from the New Testament--equivalent to the timespan from the days of Sir Francis Drake to today. In spite of this wide diversity, the Bible is one book. As branches, roots, trunk, and leaves are part of one tree, so the parts of the Bible make up a single unit. It agrees in doctrine, details of prophecy, what it says about Jesus Christ, and its offer of rescue to mankind. It is a unified book made up of many books. It is a book you can trust!
  • It depends if Christian then it is God's word-which is what I believe. For Atheist it is man's word. We will all know the truth one day. God Bless, <:))))<><
  • I believe the writings of the Bible were inspired by actual experiences with 'God', but a lot could have been lost in the observations, documentation and later translations. Just like the game of telephone, stories may have morphed over time before being documented, or while translated. This says nothing of how actual events may have been misinterpreted in the first place. Kinda like the difference between what I say to my kids and what they 'hear' and remember!
  • Definitely God's word.
  • Man's. How many different versions are there? If it were God's, there would be only one Bible.
  • It is man's word and here is why I say that. But first we must assume for a moment that God even exists; not everyone believes He does, but let's pretend just for the sake of illustration. Besides, if he doesn't then it CAN'T be His book ;) God may have attempted to give us the truth, but let's face the facts. Man is fallible. Even with the best and noblest of intentions, humanity could not hope to get all of his thoughts committed to text properly. And I could also reiterate the arguments about the editorial process and faulty translations between the languages of Man again, but that gets TEDIOUS after a while. Suffice it to say that poor transcription plus bad editing equals, at BEST, a faulty interpretation of His word.
  • Man's, since men got to pick and choose what they wanted to include in it.
  • Man's word inspired through revelation of god.
  • If it's not mans word then why did the bible stop, did God stop speaking?
  • I dont know, but it makes me wonder why some of the worst crimes against humanity have been commited by different people holding this and similar type books .... I guess in the end we will all know the answer to this one.
  • The bible is Gods word. God speaks in sacred scripture through men in human fashion, in order to see clearly what God wanted to communicate to us. The Bible means "the good news." Let he who wants to hear it do so.
  • it is the inspired word of GOD. Is the dictionary from man or GOD? Man ,but we still learn from it.The bible is guide to help us along.JUst like your dad and mom guide you.Their teachings stop but their love never does neither does GODs
  • Its the words of men who were inspired by the /idea/ of a god.
  • Mans. Why would God tell men to put in a book that the things he created are abominations?
  • men wrote the Bible. Men make mistakes. They are only human.
  • It depends on how you look at it God inspired the words and ideas in it but it was man who wrote those ideas and words down to form what we have come to know as the bible But not just any men they were all prophets calle by God and given heavenly inspiration directly from God so while yes it technically was man who wrote the bible it does not diminish the fact that it it is the inspired word of God
  • Did the bible fall from the sky? no. I believe that the bible is man's word, man's interpretation, and therefore not reliable.
  • Mans word,thinking that it is god's word.
  • God's word, corrupted by man.
  • The Bible is God's preserved, inspired, and inerrant Word(II Timothy 3:16-17). I hope that this helps. -In the Master's service. Thank you and God bless you!
  • Mans - it's a Fairy Story.
  • If the Bible is the word of 'God', then how come the Catholics have a few extra pages in their Bible and how come there the missing gospels that were not included in the bible. http://biblebabble.curbjaw.com/gospels.htm
  • if your a christian it's god's word interpreted by prophets... some believe it was Shakespeare.
  • mans twisted take on a fairy tale
  • ...the world may never know...even as a diehard christian idk...sometimes i wonder y ppl treat the bible like it's god...the bible ain't god...what does it matter if it's true or not...but i guess we all need some learning...
  • I saw on the history chanel and Science chanels that Jesus was a regular man that wasn't what the bible sead that he was a pesant and he spoke in another lanuage that has been translated over and over again and that the chatholic religion didn't approve some text into the books or the bible they are stored in the cathlic church in rome.I find it kind of shady that the vatican holds so many secrets to the rest of the churches and the world and etc.Because they are considered the first true church and actualy there were the druids and celtic and middle easter religions first.What I find is so funny that people know where jesus was born in the middle east and then they belive these other religions.There is to much ilogical proof that is stated in the bible.I do have faith but not in other things that should be common sense too all man kind.
  • i honestly think it is both some of it is God's word and majority are Man's words to put fear in peoples heart and confuse them because come on honestly if thats not true then why do we have some many different bibles and religions now??? Something to think about
  • From both
  • Man's. They say it's "god's word", but men wrote it.
  • Man's. (Definitely not woman's, I might add.)
  • if you rely want to study your bible. i sujest to apply three grades of evidence. 1.you will be abel to recognize in the bible what may be described as" THE WORD OF GOD" 2.You will also be abel to discern what can described as the "WORDS OF A PROPHET OF GOD" 3. And you will most readliy observe that the bulk of the bible is the records of eye witnesses or ear witnesses. or people writing from hearsay. as such they are the"WORDS OF A HISTORIAN" Then you would see the answer that your looking for!
  • The bible is a collection of myths and tall tales compiled by primitive minds and passed down through generations of superstitious people, some of whom added to, subtracted from , embellished or otherwise changed the stories to suit their particular political, spiritual or social needs. To regard this book as scientifically or historically accurate is an insult to the countless scientists and historians who seek to uncover REAL truth, and the claim that the earth suffered a worldwide flood or that dinosaurs walked alongside man flies in the face of mountains of scientific evidence to the contrary.
  • hard question, i can imagine you'd get a few mixed answers from this one, personally i believe its man's interpretation of a guardians words of wisdom.
  • It's Dog's book, but man got confused.
  • The Bible is God's word. It is true that he used men to put the words on 'paper' over a time period of approx. 1600yrs, but had it not been inspired by God, it would not have the consistency of thought and purpose. It wouldn't have so many things that were prophesied hundreds of years before they happened that came true with all details fulfilled. Even archeologists have shown the Bible to be true in recording some things that have been lost to secular history.
  • thanks. i happen to agree very strongly with your answer.
  • It's God's word with man's spin on it. He told the men who wrote the bible what to write, they just used some artistic license.
  • Man's. God doesn't know how to write.
  • I think this link answers that question very well ;) http://eddirt.frozenreality.co.uk/index.php?id=444
  • I believe it started out as Gods words but then was twisted by man.
  • The Bible is full of man's reasons to go against what God wills man to be. To me the the bible is a book of excuses for mans failures. The Bible is a way for man to explain away his failure to follow the will of God. You know God really wants us to kill all the men, women and children yep that is Gods Will, War after war God wants that, the Bible tells us so, mans insecure word. Not Gods!
  • i believe it is man's. because i do not believe in jesus.
  • I should suspect that any self respecting, all powerful being wouldn't need to waste paper to get his word across. The Bible is the work of people - book sellers and paper producers mostly.
  • The Bible is the Word of God, written through man. God chose certain men to write certain things that He wanted to communicate to the rest of mankind. Think about the first five books of what we call the Bible, they were written by Moses but he was writing what God wanted him to. There is no way that any book written by man could be complete and perfectly agree with itself when it was penned by more than a dozen different people over hundreds of years and miles from each other. There are those who will say that the council that determined which books to include in the Cannon were men and that it was there choice, but these were men of God who prayed for His guidance. It was by His Holy intervention that the Bible was written and became what it is today.
  • God's.
  • If you belive the BIBLE it is God's word Ps 24 say's as much.
  • The Bible is a history book written by man about a Golden period in the Earths life where God conversed with man
  • Unless the words were inscribed on the page by supernatural means, then the Bible is man's idea of God's word.
  • Definitely God's word. And we can be sure it hasn't been altered... “In the number of ancient MSS. [manuscripts] attesting a writing, and in the number of years that had elapsed between the original and the attesting MSS., the Bible enjoys a decided advantage over classical writings [those of Homer, Plato, and others]. . . . Altogether classical MSS. are but a handful compared with Biblical. No ancient book is so well attested as the Bible.”—The Bible From the Beginning (New York, 1929), P. Marion Simms, pp. 74, 76. A report published in 1971 shows that there are possibly 6,000 handwritten copies containing all or part of the Hebrew Scriptures; the oldest dates back to the third century B.C.E. Of the Christian Greek Scriptures, there are some 5,000 in Greek, the oldest dating back to the beginning of the second century C.E. There are also many copies of early translations into other languages. In the introduction to his seven volumes on The Chester Beatty Biblical Papyri, Sir Frederic Kenyon wrote: “The first and most important conclusion derived from the examination of them [the papyri] is the satisfactory one that they confirm the essential soundness of the existing texts. No striking or fundamental variation is shown either in the Old or the New Testament. There are no important omissions or additions of passages, and no variations which affect vital facts or doctrines. The variations of text affect minor matters, such as the order of words or the precise words used . . . But their essential importance is their confirmation, by evidence of an earlier date than was hitherto available, of the integrity of our existing texts.”—(London, 1933), p. 15. It is true that some translations of the Bible adhere more closely to what is in the original languages than others do. Modern paraphrase Bibles have taken liberties that at times alter the original meaning. Some translators have allowed personal beliefs to color their renderings. But these weaknesses can be identified by comparison of a variety of translations. VEW
  • God's word!!
  • 2 Timothy 3:16. all scripture is inspired by God ans profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and training in righteousness.... men inspired by God. inspired means (God-breathed)
  • The Bible is God's Word, uttered to then written by man under the inspiration and guidance of the Holy Spirit.
  • The bible is clearly man's word. In some cases we know exactly which man's word (at least a reasonable approximation that does not account for how different translation is from original). Does not make it any less or more true but short of the ink magically appearing on the paper or evidence or even, for sake of argument, claims of someone writing furiously while in a possessed trance, we know these books were written by man. Some of these books state clearly things like they are "letters of Paul" . One could say they were "inspired" by God but that does not make it any less man's word. I was inspired by a sunset to write a poem but that does not make my words the sun's words as a result. *prepares for the negatives*
  • God's.
  • Man's word.
  • The Bible is the inspired word of man. The Bible is not in English the word of God, but it is God inspiring man what to write. Even as a muslim that sounds fair. As the Quran tells us that in fact the Bible came from God. But for a precise answer with references to Christian Scholars see video link: http://www.youtubeislam.com/view_video.php?viewkey=7f434db778f59178012d
  • Man's word inspired by God
  • 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.
  • Let's take a good look at this logically if the Bible was the word of man man would have removed the Bible and God's word a long time ago from the face of planet Earth there's plenty of people out there that despise the word of God they've tried to burn they've tried to ban they've tried to kill you for possession of a Bible. They're still doing it to this day! For all of their best efforts the Bible is the number one best selling most widely distributed book on the face of planet Earth. Friend if you don't already know this this is God's way of laughing right in the face of those that think that they can put God's word to shame and take it off of the market. It's God's way of grabbing the dog by the scruff of the neck and shoving their noses in their pile of poop that they've made for themselves. We know that the Bible is God's word because the more you fight against it the more you find out that you're absolutely powerless to get rid of it it's the word of God you can't beat it no matter how you try
  • The Bible is “inspired of God.” (Read 2 Timothy 3:16.) 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.” (2 Peter 1:21) 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.”​

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