In her newly released book, God’s Word , Sally Michael gives children a simple illustration to help answer the question, “Who wrote the Bible?”:
How would you put a screw into a piece of wood? What would you use? You would use a tool called a screwdriver. You would direct the screwdriver, putting it where it needs to be, turning it the right way, and stopping when the screw is tight. The screwdriver would not put in the screw by itself. Your hand would turn the screwdriver—it would direct and guide it.
This is similar to how the Bible was written. God was the author. But He used men to do the writing. They were like tools in God’s hands. God directed them so they would write His Word. God is the real author, but He uses men to write exactly what He wanted to be written.
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