1. It could not be the invention of good men or angels, for they neither would nor could make a book and tell lies all the time they were writing it, saying, "Thus saith the Lord," when it was their own invention.
2. It could not be the invention of bad men or devils, for they could not make a book that commands all duty, forbids all sin, and condemns their own souls to hell for all eternity.
3. Therefore, draw the conclusion that the Bible must be given by divine inspiration.1
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Courage and Godspeed,
1. One Thousand New Illustrations by Rev. Aquilla Webb, D.D., LL.D., 1931.
Research Materials for the Old and New Testament
Common Objection #16 - "We know nothing about Jesus outside of the New Testament."