I have books, 810 to be exact. I have classics, romance, mystery, biblical commentaries, histories, non fiction and 14 Bibles. I believe that the Bible is the word of God. I know that men wrote it, but God gave them the words to write. I believe it to be accurate and I take what the Bible contains on faith.
What if God was not finished sending His words to humans? Can or does God instruct, guide or influence people to write His words now? Would God’s words written now be valuable for the faithful to read? Why should we think that we are not as useful as the 40 men who wrote the Bible? Can’t God use us too? Why would what we write now be of any less importance, if it is inspired and instructed by God for us to write?How would we know if God sent His words to a writer?
I can hear the groans for those who say, “No, not possible . God’s word is His word. No you nor anyone else can add to God’s word.” I am not saying add to the Bible. I am not saying that the Bible or any other sacred writing should be messed with or is less sacred. All I am saying is that if God can give men His words to write to create the Bible, He could very well give people words to write now and He has throughout history. I believe that there are texts out there that are God inspired and God given.
What other books are out there that have been found or will be found that God caused to come in to existence? I would be so excited if there was some sort of archaeological finding was to surface of a sacred text that stuns the world. I am certain that we have not discovered all of God’s words that He intended. I am sure that there were several writings that did not make it to us because they did not survive being destroyed in some way. If some other text was found, it would prove my point that God has more to say.
Why should be assumed that God gave all His words to humnas and he is not doing that any longer? Makes no sense to me at all. God is certainly capable for doing whatever He wants. If what He desires is for someone to write His words there is nothing humanly possible for us to do to stop Him
It could happen, think about it. Could God use you to write some significant truth? I believe He can and still does use writers.
Here are some facts about the Bible. I found this on a very interesting site and I thought you would like it too.
1– The Writing of the Bible
The Bible was written over a 1600 year period by approximately 40 men. The time of the writing was from 1500 BC to AD 100.
2 – The Divisions of the Bible
While the Bible is 1 book, it contain 66 smaller books. The books of the Old Testament were written before the birth of Jesus Christ and the New Testament covers the life of Christ and beyond.
3 – Chapters and Verses
Each of the books, except 5, are divided into chapters and verses. The 5 which aren’t divided by chapters are Obadiah, Philemon, 2 John, 3 John, and Jude. These are short books which only have verse divisions.
Chapters were introduced to the Bible in 1238 by Cardinal Hugo de S. Caro. Verse divisions were not added until 1551 by Robertus Stephanus.
4 – The Longest and Shortest of the Bible
The longest chapter if the Bible is Psalm 119 with 176 verses. The shortest chapter is Psalm 117 with only 2 verses. Incidentally, the middle chapter of the Bible is Psalm 118.
The longest book of the Bible is Psalms with 150 chapters, or psalms. It contains 43,743 words. The shortest book is 3 John with only 1 chapter and 299 words.
The longest verse in the Bible is Esther 8:9 with 90 words. The shortest verse is John 11:35 with only 2 words, “Jesus wept.”