Dave Miller, Ph.D.
ave you ever asked your-
self this question: If God
exists and He wanted to
speak to us in writing, what would
that writing be like? You would
expect that you could tell God’s
writing apart from man’s writings.
Even if God used men to write His
Word to us, those men would be
guided and protected from making
mistakes. And you would expect
their writings to stand out from
writings that are not from God.
You would expect that God’s Book
would have traits that prove it to be
What characteristics do you
suppose a Book from God would
possess? First, you would expect
to be God’s Word. The
Bible makes that claim. You would
expect it to contain a
. The Bible presents the high-
est purpose humans could have:
You would expect a divine Book
spiritual needs. The Bible does that,
since it provides “all things that
pertain to life and godliness”
(2 Peter 1:3).
You would expect a Book from
God to be