FAQ: Where Did the Bible Come From?
Today’s frequently asked question is
Where did the bible come from?
The Bible came from God and is actually a collection of 66 different books, all written over an approximate 1500 year period of time.
It is the eternal Word of God which is all about Jesus and his plan to rescue humanity from the beginning of time, through the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ and on into the future when He will return to rule and reign as king until the end of time.
Jesus is the consistent figure of the bible. From the very first verse of the bible to the very last verse. How cool is that!
All of the approximately 40 authors were guided by God as they wrote the bible. Amazingly, over thousands of years, the bible tells a singularity consistent story of God’s interaction with humanity, their broken relationship with God on account of their sin, and His plan to save man from these sins by giving us Jesus His son.
“The Gospels” are four of the books in the Bible. The books are Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. These books were written around the time of Jesus, which offers first-hand experiences with the person and work of Jesus Christ!
Some of the books of the bible wrote about Jesus, hundreds of years before he was ever born (see Psalm 22 which tells of Jesus’ death nearly 1000 years before Jesus was born). God was working through these men and women so that we could come to know Him and to live as he created us; at peace with the God who made us.