Why didn’t God write a book or maybe I should say scroll? Of course many of you Christians will mention the Bible. Many Muslims will point to the Koran. Many Jews will say the Koran. But I guess I have a different understanding of those documents. Yes, they have God’s fingerprints on them but they were not written by God himself. There is one religious establishment, Mormons, who claim their books was dropped from heaven but I have some very serious reservations about that claim.
One possible answer why didn’t God write a book came from a Quaker friend. He said that if God had written a book then man would have a relationship with a book and not with God. God want us to come to him not to a book about him. That is a great answer but I still wonder what if God were to write a book what would it look like? Of course I am painfully aware that I certainly don’t know the mind of God. That is something that man can never really know. Our minds are just too puny for that task. But that doesn’t keep me from speculating some of the possible answers to my question.
- If God were to write a book there would be absolutely no mistake that it was from God…. With our current written text know as the Bible theologians throughout the ages have constantly shown doubt about the authors of almost every book of the New Testament. We just can’t seem to decide, and there seems to be little evidence, of the true authors of the documents that make the Bible.
- There would be no hidden messages…. Compared to Him God knows we are all very simple-minded people who need simple-minded instructions on what God expects from us and what we can expect from God.
- It would be a book that is constantly changing…. ( I can just hear the jaws drop on this one )It would be a changing book in that would it would give us different messages as we move along our road of life and our journey with Christ. It’s messages would be as clear to a four-year old as they were to a life long follower of Christ.
- There would be no need for all the theologians around today… There are literally thousands of theologians of different spiritual persuasions around today to help us understand our religious documents. But, one of the problems with that is that no two seem to have the same answers. So it depends on which is our favorite flavor of theologian as to what we think God says. If God were to write a book this field of occupation would be senseless. There would be no need for us to rely on others to know the meanings of a book written by God himself.