Some people ask, “Who wrote the Bible anyway?”
“God said”, “God spoke”, “God told”, and “God’s word” are just a few of the expressions in the Bible to show who wrote the Bible. But God used men to convey His message. Moses was used by God to write the Torah. Jewish prophets wrote the Noviem (the Prophets) and the Katuvim (the Writings). God also used Jewish men to give us the Brit Hachadasha. Levi (Matthew), John Mark, Luke, John, Saul (Paul), James, and Simon (Peter) were Jewish with the possible exception of Luke. But because of his knowledge of the Jewish people, their customs and their culture, I believe even he was Jewish. Unto the Jewish people were committed the oracles of God. God entrusted them not only to write His Word but to preserve it by copying it faithfully.
Did you notice Yeshua (Jesus) did not write any of the Bible? His disciples did. He never wrote a book. He never was a great military leader. He never was a great statesman. Instead He was the Master teacher. He was the Miracle worker. And He was the Messiah of Israel.
Jeremiah the great prophet of Israel predicted that God would give the Jewish people the Brit Hachadasa.
“Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day that I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt; which my covenant they broke, although I was an husband to them , saith the LORD: But this shall be the covenant that I will make with the House of Israel; After those days, saith the LORD, I will put my law in their inward parts, and write it on their hearts; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.”
In the Old Testament men live by the LAW. In the New Testament the law is put in our heart and we are able to live by LOVE and grace. In the Torah the motivation to please God is by keeping the LAW. In the New Testament we please God by receiving His LOVE and loving others. If we truly LOVE God and love others we are keeping God’s Law. Yeshua tells us “A new commandment I give unto you, that ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another. By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another”. John 13:34« Back to Blog