How do you know the Bible is true? Isn’t it possible it’s just written by one guy?
It’s a question I was asked recently and one I’ve heard many times before.
The Bible is an intricate book full of historic reference, poetry, songs, prophecy, Law, stories, parables, analogies, and metaphors. Most writers have a style – a signature way of writing.
The language of the Bible is different from Genesis to Revelation. It’s not just one book but sixty-six spanning a time of over 4,ooo years.
So if one person wrote it, when would this occur?
King James did his translation in 1611 but William Tyndale translated the Bible into English before that in the early 1500’s.
And John Wycliffe had done a hand written translation into English 200 years before Tyndale.
This is just English. The Bible is originally in Greek as the New Testament and Hebrew, Aramaic, and some Chaldean in the Old Testament, with Hebrew being prominent.
You can add into the mix things like the Dead Sea Scrolls, which contain fragments of the Old Testament.
Scroll writing was done by hand and was intensive and time consuming. In fact, most of what we call the Old Testament was on scrolls. So if the Bible is written by one person why make an effort to do such intensive work so that part of it ends up in caves in the wilderness of Israel?
The key to believing the Bible is true is faith.
But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him. Heb 11:6
Plus, once you experience the forgiveness of sin and the filling of the Holy Spirit, there is no denying that God is real and the Bible is true.