The Bible means literally “the book.” Genesis to Malachi are called the old testament which was kept by the Jewish scribes for thousands of years before the coming of Christ who was called Jesus. These scriptures (writings) are understood to be the word of the living God to man. The Jews and early Christians referred to the scriptures as the “lively oracles” …oracle meaning the utterance of God. This clearly shows that they believed that the words written were the words of God and not of man. The scriptures in several places claim Divine origin. Peter, inerrant of the closest persons to walk next to Jesus Christ during his appearance here on Earth, wrote thus: “For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man, but holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.” 2 Peter 1:21.

See also Acts 1:16, 2 Timothy 3:16, etc.

The new testament includes the books from Matthew to Revelation. Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John wrote testimonies of their experiences with Jesus Christ. Note please, dear reader that these testimonies are fully available to you to read for yourself. They speak of a Saviour sent to free you from your sin and the dread consequences of it. Please read carefully the admonitions from these oracles as if your life did depend upon obedience to them.

Therefore we are left with three possibilities as to the Bible and its writers and its subject:
1. They are all mad men claiming things that are ludicrous.
2. They are all liars and should be found such.
3. They knew the living God as they claimed and He had a desire to show you, me and everyone else in the world something extremely important that we should listen to.

These oracles often foretold future events, described the Messiah in detail hundreds of years before he came, describe a world wide flood that took place approximately 4000 years ago, and proclaim clearly and plainly to all who will be simple and listen the way of salvation and eternal life.

The Bible clearly proclaims that the earth is approximately years 6000 years old and was created in six literal days by an Almighty Creator. True scientific understanding agrees completely with this view and is well outlined by Kent Hovind at the creation science web site. A great resource for homeschoolers is found at drdino.com.