One modern-day, commonsense argument for the divine origin and inspiration of the Bible…is that it has no holes…no glaring inconsistencies or gaps that would give it away as a man-made production.
In the books and movies The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings…the eagles come to the rescue of the heroines in several major battles and in a few lesser crises…who have complete mastery of the skies against even the fearsome Nazgul.
The obvious major hole in the entire story would be to place Frodo the hobbit…carrying the ring…on top of one of these eagles…with an escort of other eagles carrying Gandalf the wizard and armed elves like Legolas…and simply fly to the Mountain of Doom…walk in the door at the top of the mountain and throw the ring into the fire. But this simplistic…yet more- sure approach…would eliminate the adventure of the story…would eliminate most of the story with its interesting, supporting characters and subplots.
I just watched the new Star Wars movie on DVD called Rogue One…an adventure movie I enjoyed…which also has a subtle hole in the story. After the “technical read-out” for the massive new evil spaceship called the Death Star was captured and transmitted out to the rebel command ship (the good guys)…the information is mysteriously copied to a floppy disk which is then a few minutes later input into a machine “droid” robot…which starts the entire adventure of the first movie in the sequel of good guys and bad guys trying to retrieve this droid and the valuable information it carries.
Here again, the obvious hole in the story is that this transmitted information on the technical read-out of the Death Star could and would have been easily and instantly “sent” to the main rebel base on a faraway planet across the galaxy…with the touch of a finger. It did not have to be copied exclusively to a physical floppy disk alone. But without the creation of this floppy disk…and the exciting and suspenseful chase this ensued in the story to get it into the right hands and away from the bad guys…much of the beginning of the story…and some of its main colorful characters…would disappear from the script.
Two of the major world religions…and among the oldest…now have a major and disqualifying hole in their message. Hinduism and Buddhism are based on the idea of pantheism…that God is inside of and part of the material particles of the universe. Until Edwin Hubble discovered the expanding universe…confirmed by the discovery of the background radiation in the universe…and now famously predicted but rejected by Einstein by placing a “fudge factor” into his equation to eliminate this expansion…thinking he made a mistake…the world incorrectly assumed that our universe was eternal…had always existed.
The Big Bang now refutes that notion…and exposes a huge gaping hole in these two world religions that exposes them as the product of human intellect and imagination.
The point of this brief article is to point out again…a fundamental apologetic argument for the divine origin of the Bible…that the Bible was written by over 40 different authors over a 1,500 year period…from different geographical regions and changing cultures…yet all having the same consistent message.
The Bible alone said that God created the universe in a moment in time in the distant past…that it was not eternal but had a beginning. The 14 main sequential events describing the introduction of living things on the earth…given an allowance for the literary style of repetition adding more information the second time…is amazingly accurate for Moses and the Jewish scribes who composed Genesis during the Exodus…long before modern science and well outside of the probability of correctly guessing this sequence.
And the Bible correctly identifies sin…its cause and its remedy…unique and exclusive to the accurate reporting of the Bible.