FAQ: Who Wrote the Bible? God? Men? Or Both?

Warm Up Question

Which best represents the idea of biblical inspiration?

  • A human author puts words in God’s mouth.
  • A human author reflects on who God is and what God has done then writes down reflections about God.
  • The Holy spirit reveals something to a human author and they do their best communicate this to others in writing.
  • The Holy spirit dictates to a human stenographer.

Discussion Questions

Is the whole Bible inspired or only part of it?
Are the words of the Bible inspired or are the ideas inspired?
What is inspired? The text, the author, or both?

Related Scriptures

Exodus 24:3-4; Numbers 23:19; 1 Samuel 15:29; Nehemiah 8:1;Psalm 119:89, 160; Isaiah 40:8; Matthew 5:17-19; Mark 12:36; 13:31; Luke 16:17; John 10:33-36; 2 Timothy 3:16; Titus 1:1-4; Hebrews 1:1-2; 6:17-18; 2 Peter 1:20-21

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