I really am starting to think that the whole bible thing is really starting to look more like a bunch of little stories contrived by man. Just an opinion & still trying to figure things out for myself. NMH
The bible was most certinaly written BY Man FOR MAN, there is no gray area there. It was written to POINT the way to God NOT to BE GOD ot take the place of God ( or common sense for that matter). It is a collection of many books and letters, all with differen puposes BUT with the same goal- to give a historical THEOLOGICAL account of God realtionship with people and it is written from the perspective of a small group of people.
The bible is a fascinationg read because it syas as much BAD about God that it says GOOD !
It shows how good and bad people are, even more so His chosen people. It plainly mentions even God's fustration with people and peoples frusttration with God !
Now, some suggest that without the bible people can't know God, this is not true. The bible is simply ONE of the tools we can use.
Some suggest the bible was just written by man to control other men and so forth BUT if that was the case, then they did a very poor job of it.
I mean, if YOU were gonna write about a God that you invented, would you write the God you find in the bible?