the Authors of the Bible?
By Dr. Norlain Dindang Mababaya
Have you read the
Bible with an open mind? Have you not discovered that not a single
verse in it clearly points to God as its author? Does it explicitly
say that God inspired all of its various authors?
If you are among
those who believe in the Bible as "God's Book" or that
He inspires its different authors, this article is for you. Through
this you will discover the truth that God is not the author of the
Bible. One thing you should bear in mind: nowhere in the Bible does
it say that it is holy nor does it name itself as one.
THE BIBLE - THE
BOOK THAT BELITTLES GOD AND GLORIFIES SATAN
If God did inspire
the different authors of the Bible, why does it contain verses that
belittle Him? Why does it recognise Satan as "the ruler"
and even "god of this world"? If the Bible confuses you,
if you do not know who is behind it; then read this paper very carefully.
Analyse the following examples of the Biblical verses that belittle
God and glorify satan. See if you can refute them. If you remain
confused, be rational to accept the truth. Let not your emotions
and pride overrule you. Accept that God is not the author of the
Bible. The book itself says that God is not the author of confusion
but of peace (1 Corinthians 14:33).
Examples of the
Biblical Verses that Belittle God
- Would you agree with the Bible when it says. "The
Lord is man of war; the Lord is His name" (Exodus 15:3)?
Is it not a blasphemy to say that God is a man, even a man of
- Is there man a superior than God? Why does the
Bible describe God to be merely prince of peace (Isaiah 9:6);
whereas, Melchizedek as the King of Peace (Hebrew 7:2)?
Does not God deserve the grand title, the King of Peace?
- God is not omniscient. How come the Bible portrays
God's limited knowledge of His creatures? (Genesis 3:8-13;
Job 1:7) Would you believe that God did not even know Satan,
of where he came from? (Job 1:7).
- God does not know what is right (Job 42:7-8).
So, He needs to be told what is right as narrated in the Book
- Are the verses that portray God created lies (e.g.
1 Kings 22:22-23; Judges 9:23) divinely inspired?
- Does not the Bible belittle God when it says that
He is the husband of a barren woman? To quote: "For your
Maker is your Husband, the LORD of hosts is His name." (Isaiah
54:1,5) Is God a man that the Bible associates a partner to
Him? Is he not Almighty and Self-Sufficient or the only One free
- The Bible narrates instances that depict God was
not omnipresent at all times (Genesis 3:8; Genesis 11:5).
- God can be tempted as shown in the following verses:
"Why do you tempt the Lord?" (Exodus 17:2) "You
shall not tempt the Lord your God as you tempted Him in Massah."
- God is not omnipotent. He is powerless to help
His creatures (Judges 1:19). Would you believe that a man
had robbed God (Malachi 3:8-9)? He is also weak. He "Wearied"
(Isaih 43:24) and "rested" (Genesis 2:2; Exodus
- God is not the only saviour. Did not God say, "Besides
me there is no saviour" (Isaiah 43:10-12)? How come
the Bible mentions of "saviours" who were to judge....
- God made foolishness. Paul said that God made foolish
the wisdom of this world and that God is pleased with the foolishness
of the message preached to save those who believe (1 Corinthians
- The Law of the Lord made nothing perfect: Would
you believe Paul when he said that the law made nothing perfect
- God's commandments are not pure. How true that
God said (or "inspired") Hosea to take a wife of harlotry
and children of harlotry (Hosea 1:2)? Did he really say
to Hosea to go again, love a woman who is loved by a lover and
is committing adultery (Hosea 3:1).
- God repents. He was "sorry that He had made
man on the Earth" (Genesis 6:6-7).
- Holiness does not pertain to God alone: The Bible
mentions of: holy people (Isaiah 63:18), a holy nation
(Exodus 19:6), the holy seed (Psalm 86:2). holy
prophets (Luke 1:70) and some servants of God as holy (Leviticus
- God is angry forever. Bible asks: "How long
Lord will you be angry forever? Will your jealousy burn like fire"
- God is not only jealous but his name is Jealous.
Did God really say that He was jealous God (Exodus 20:5)?
Does not the Bible belittle God when it says that God's name is
Jealous (Exodus 34:14). Is He not worthy of all praise?
- God is not a rock. The Bible says, "who is
a rock, except our God?" (2 Samuel 22:32) it contradicts
the statement: "To whom then will you like God? Or what likeness
will you compare Him?" (Isaiah 40:18).
- Man blesses God (Psalm 34:1;103:1). David
said, "I will bless the Lord at all times." (Psalm
34:1) Does this mean that God is dependent on man?
- God is visible. There were men who had seen God
(Genesis 26:2; 32:30; 35:9, Exodus 24:9-10; 33:11; Numbers
12:6-8; Job 42:5; Amos 9:1).
- God is changeable. The Bible narrates verses that
show His changeable actions (Exodus 33:1,3, 14,17; Samuel 2:30-31;
- God's work is far from perfect. It questions man's
purity, being God's creation (Job 15:14-26).
- God is not oft-forgiving. He does not forgive sins
of those whose hands are full of blood no matter how many prayers
they make (Isaiah 1:15). What if their prayers are sincere,
showing their true repentance? Would not God forgive them? If
the sinners will believe in this verse, do you think they will
receive admonition? Or you will expect them, being of little faith,
instead to become atheists?
- God is not the only judge of all mankind. The Bible
says, "For the father judges no one, but has committed all
judgement to the Son" (John 5:22). Even Paul claimed
that he judged (1 Corinthians 5:1-3; 1 Corinthians 5:12).
He also said: "We shall judge angels. How much more on things
that pertain to this life?" (1 Corinthians 6:2-3).
- How come the Bible talks of "the fear of the
LORD" (Psalm 19:9; 111:10; Isaiah 63:17), "the
foolishness and "weakness of God" (1 Corinthians
1:25) Is He not the Almighty?
- God was a tribal King. He was the King of Israel
(Isaiah 44:6; Micah 5:2).
- If God were the King of Israel (Isaiah 44:6;
Micah 5:2), then Satan must be superior to God. The Bible
perceives Satan as the ruler of this world (John 14:30; 16:11).
- The Bible associates partner to God. It says that
Jesus is equal with God" (Philippians 2:8). It confuses
Christians to believe him as "the only begotten Son of God"
(John 3:16,18) and "one" in essence and in nature
with God (John 14:6-7). In short, Jesus was "God"
(Romans 9:5). If Jesus were God, then God was not at all
almighty, omnipotent and eternal. The Bible narrates that Jesus
was sorrowful and deeply distressed. His soul was exceedingly
sorrowful, even to death. So, he fell on his face, and prayed
(Matthew 26:37-39; Mark 14:33-36). The high priest tore
his clothes. They all condemned him to be worthy of death. Then
some began to spit on him, and blindfolded him, they struck him
on the face (Luke 22:63, 64). He groaned in the spirit
and was troubled. Jesus wept (John 11:33,35). He suffered
outside the gate (Hebrews 13:12). They crucified him (John
19:18) until he yielded up his spirit (Matthew 27:50),
breathed his last (Luke 23:46) and "died" (Romans
- If Jesus were "God", then God was a racial
God. The Bible describes Jesus as the Lion of the tribe of Juda
(Revelation 5:5). It means that he was a tribal Jew. He
came for the Jews only (Matthew 15:24). And he practised
racial discrimination. He commanded his disciples to go to the
lost sheep of the house of Israel and told them not to go to the
way of Gentiles and a city of the Samaritans (Matthew 10:5-6).
- If "God" were a racial God, the God of
Israel (also see Jeremiah 7:3), then Satan has dominion
over Him. Would you believe, "there is no God in the entire
earth, except in Israel" (2 Kings 5:15)? How come
the Bible says, "Satan is the god of this evil world"
(2 Corinthians 4:4)?
Examples of the
Biblical Verses that Glorify Satan
- Satan is the prince of the world. The living New
Testament says that Satan is the prince of this world who shall
be cast out (John 12:31). The Amplified version even describes
Satan as "the ruler (evil generous, prince) of this world"
- Satan is the ruler of this world. He is the ruler
of this world who is Judged. The King James says that the ruler
of this world is coming (John 14:30). The Amplified version
specifies that the prince (evil genius, ruler) of the world who
is coming is Satan (John 14:30,31). The same version of
the Bible stresses that Satan is the ruler of this world (John
16:11). He is the ruler of this world who is judged (John
16:11) according to the other versions (i.e. King James, Living
New Testaments, and the Revised Standard).
- Satan is the god of this evil world. The Living
New Testament even recognizes that Satan is the god of this evil
world (2 Corinthians 4:4). The King James states that the
god of this age has blinded those who do not believe (4 Corinthians
- Satan is imbued with all power. The King James
writes: "The coming of the lawless one is according to the
working of Satan, with all power, signs and lying wonders"
(2 Thessalonians 2:9).
- The devil had the power of death. All the popular
versions of the Bible, (i.e. King James, Amplified, Living New
Testament and the Revised Standard) agree that the devil had the
power of death (Hebrews 2:14).
- The whole world is under the power of the evil
one. The King James, Amplified and Revised Standard concur that
the whole world is under the power of the evil one (1 John
5:19). The Living New Testament says that all the rest of
the world around us is under Satan's power and control (1 John
With all the descriptions
given contrary to God's divine attributes would you then say
that the Bible is God's Word? Would you agree with the Bible
when it says that Satan is the ruler and god of this world?
Would you believe that the whole world is under the power of
the evil one, Satan? Is Satan imbued with power, including the
power of death? How true is it that God is kind to the devil
(Luke 6:35)? Does the evil one deserves God's kindness
when he is in fact, rebellious to God? Would you not question
God's justice to punish the wicked, if God were kind to the
devil? Does it not imply that people have to also show kindness
to the evil one instead of fighting or resisting him? If all
people will adhere to this verse, do you think there will be
peace and order in the world ? Is it not that the evil does
not only deceive mankind but also creates mischiefs to humanity?
Who is behind the Biblical verses that belittle
God and glorify Satan on the other hand? Will you attribute
them to God? To attribute them to God is a sheer blasphemy.
The Qur'an, the Book of God in Truth (32:3), is free
of discrepancy (4:82). It contains nothing but the truth
and the best explanation thereof (25:33). It serves as
a Light to Guide humanity to the straight Way (42:52).
Its Author, Allah (the Arabic word for God), has allowed therein
no crookedness (18:1).
THE QUR'AN GLORIFIES
GOD, NOT SATAN (THE ACCURSED)
The Qur'an is the
divine Revelation from Allah (Qur'an, 56:80). It is the only
Book that is pure and Holy (Qur'an, 80:14). Allah, the Author
Himself, says that it is the most honourable Book, which none shall
touch but those who are clean (Qur'an, 56:77-79). It is the
Only Book that is full of Holy Praises to Allah - Only One worthy
of all praise (Qur'an, 31:26). The most beautiful names belong
to Him. (Qur'an, 7:180). All the 114 chapters of the Qur'an
(except Surah Al-Tawbah, the 9th chapter) start with: "In the
name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful." This holy praises
to Allah occurs twice within the text of Surah Al-Naml (Qur'an,
27:30), making a total of 114 occurrences. Upon reading the
Qur'an, you will discover that it contains full praises to Allah.
even the chapter Al-Tawbah, which does not carry the usual opening
praises contains glorification's to God in most of its verses. It
ends with the following glorious praises to Him: "There is
no god but he; on Him is my trust - He is Lord of Throne (of Glory)
Supreme!" (Qur'an, 9:129).
The Qur'an, being
the Book, enlightens you of the godly attributes of Allah. It overwhelms
you to know that Allah alone is the Lord of the Worlds (Qur'an,
26:192) - the present world and the world to come in the hereafter.
He is the One Free of all wants, Worthy of all praise (Qur'an,
35:15). Allah is the Almighty - Exalted in Might (Qur'an,
64:18), the Most High (Qur'an, 4:34), Exalted in Power,
the All-Knowing, All-Wise (Qur'an, 4:26). He is perfect in
Knowledge and Wisdom (Qur'an, 2:32; 15:25). Allah! There
is no god but He - the Living, Self-Subsisting, Eternal (Qur'an,
2:255). HE is Full of loving-kindness (Qur'an, 85:14).
Allah is He, than Whom there is no other god - the Sovereign, the
Holy One, the Source of Peace (and Perfection), the Guardian of
Faith, the Preserver of safety, the Exalted in Might, the Irresistible,
the Supreme; Glory to Allah! (High is He) above the partners they
attribute to Him (Qur'an, 59:23). To Him belongs the dominion
of the heavens and the earth; and Allah has power over all things
(Qur'an, 3:189). He is Allah, the One and Only (Qur'an,
112:1). They do blaspheme who say: Allah is one of the three
in a Trinity: for there is no God except One God (Qur'an, 5:73).
Allah is our Lord and the Lord of Jesus Christ the son of Mary (Qur'an,
5:72), a servant of Allah to Israel (Qur'an, 43:59).
You have to believe
that the Qur'an comes from Allah alone. Allah stresses that it is
never brought down or inspired by Satan. No one could produce it,
nor falsehood could approach it. He said "No evil ones have
brought down this (Revelation): it would neither suit them nor would
they be able (produce it)." (Qur'an, 26:210) "No
falsehood can approach it from before or behind it. (Qur'an,
41:42) "Nor is it the word of an evil spirit accursed."
Allah enjoins every
reader of the Qur'an to seek refuge from Him from the influence
of Satan before reading it. This further proves that Satan, the
Evil One, has no place in the Qur'an. Allah tells us: "When
thou does read the Qur'an, Seek Allah's protection from Satan, the
rejected one. No authority has he over those who believe and put
their trust in their Lord. His authority is only over those who
take him as their patron and who join partners with Allah."
us many times (e.g. 13:19; 20:2-4; 25:6; 26:192-195; 69:43-51)
to believe that the Qur'an comes from Him alone. He guides us to
seek His protection from Satan's influence (7:200). He makes
us refrain from evil thoughts (7:201) and deeds (24:21).
He makes it clear that Satan is our enemy. He says: "Verily
Satan is an enemy to you; So treat him as an enemy. He only invites
his adherent, that they may become companions of the Blazing Fire"
If you are for the
Truth, then you have to believe that Allah is the Only True God
and Lord of the Worlds. For your success, you have to read and follow
the Qur'an. It is His comprehensive divine guidance to all of us,
for us to attain felicity both in this world and in the Hereafter.
If you agree that every Word of God is pure and true, you must believe
that God is not the Author of the Bible. Never did He inspire the
authors of the book that belittles Him and glorifies Satan. Who
then inspired the authors of the Bible?