In Bible class, we have studied about how the Bible was written. We learned it was written by about 40 writers that were not living in the same place or time, yet it does not contradict itself! How could this be? Dena of Visalia, CA
It is really amazing that about 40 men from different times and places wrote the Bible, but never contradicted each other. People living today who write on the same subjects often contradict each other. This shows that the Bible is not just another book written by men.
The writers of the Bible were guided by God (read 2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:20-21). Each author wrote in his own unique way, but God made sure that what each one wrote was correct. Because of this, the Bible does not contradict itself. The Bible is a unique book from God, which tells us what He wants us to do. Thats why it is so important to study and obey it!