I read the preface to Vincent Bugliosi’s book, “The Divinity of Doubt” and found a clear presentation of the presupposition that every agnostic must subscribe to in order to worship at the altar of doubt. He said, “if there is a God, he has chosen to keep those he created in the dark about him. So we are all handicapped, mentally handcuffed, in our desire to understand the mystery of life.” I come from a whole different perspective. God’s existence and greatness is obvious through the things he has created. Further, God’s love for us, those he has created, is clearly communicated to us in His Word, the Bible.

The Bible as we have it today was originally written in Greek, Aramaic and Greek by men who were inspired by God. 2 Timothy 3:16 says, “All scripture was breathed out by God.” The words of the Bible came from God and were written by men. Peter says it this way, “For no prophecy was ever produced by the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.” The Scriptures contain the words God wrote to us using the individual personalities of the men who wrote them: Moses, David, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Matthew, John, Paul, etc. As the Holy Spirit moved these men along they used their own vocabularies, personalities, writing styles, and experiences in composing the text. The Scriptures are not mechanically dictated, although one might see the 10 Commandments written by the hand of God himself on the stone tablets. So the Scriptures were inspired by God, and then written by men.

God’s Word has been miraculously preserved through hundreds of attempts to destroy it. Norm Geisler writes, “Diocletian attempted to exterminate it (c. A.D. 302/3–305), and yet it is the most widely published book in the world today. Biblical critics once regarded much of it as mythological, but archaeology has established it as historical. Antagonists have attacked its teaching as primitive, but moralists urge that its teaching on love be applied to modern society. Skeptics have cast doubt on its authenticity, and yet more men are convinced of its truth today than ever. Attacks on the Bible continue to arise from science, psychology, and political movements, but the Bible remains undaunted.” The Word of God, the Bible, will be around long after Vincent Bugliosi and all the agnostics and atheists in the world are dead and gone.

“The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God stands forever” Isaiah 40:8
(See also1 Peter 1:25).