2 Peter 1:21- "For no prophecy was ever produced by the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit."---ESV
Although the Bible has endured, many Americans dismiss it as being the Word of God. Some people respond along these lines: "Yeah, the Bible's been around for awhile, but so have the Koran and the Hindu Vedas and Greek Mythology. What right do you have to push your beliefs on me just because the Bible claims to be the Word of God? At the end of the day, that's just your opinion."
The Bible, however, has never presented itself as an opinion. The Bible contains what God has revealed about Himself. Divinely revealed truths are of greater worth than human opinions. God has spoken and His people must listen.
The Holy Spirit of God guided servants of God to write down what God desired to be written. The Bible sufficiently and accurately presents the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. Biblical prophecy centers on the Person and Work of Jesus Christ (Rev.19:10).
Is Jesus Christ just an opinion? No, Jesus Christ is the Savior. Jesus Christ is Lord rather than a whimsical preference. The Bible tesifies to these truths.
Bottom line: The written Word of God is for the people of God, those who trust in the living Word, Jesus Christ for salvation. The Holy Spirit teaches believers of today just as He directed the Biblical authors to write down the Word of God (see 1 Cor.2:6-16).
Hymnwriter Percy Dearmer expressed it in these terms:
Book of books, Our people's strength, Statesman's, teacher's, Hero's treasure.
Bringing freedom, spreading truth, Shedding light that none can measure; Wisdom comes to those who know thee, All the best we have we owe thee.
Thank we those who toiled in thought, Many diverse scrolls completing; Poets, prophets, scholars, saints, Each his word from God repeating; Till they came who told the story Of the Word and showed His glory.
Praise we God who hath inspired Those whose wisdom still directs us; Praise Him for the Word made flesh, For the Spirit Who protects us. Light of knowledge,ever burning Shed on us thy deathless learning.