"Isn't the Bible just a book put together by old men from back in the day just to get people to behave?"
This question is a close cousin to many other similar questions: "How do you know the Bible is real?" or "Isn't it just another book about religion?"--just to name a couple.
If you put 10 people in a line and tell the 1st person a one paragraph story, and tell him to pass it on, by the time you get to the 10th person, you're lucky to have the same premise.
Now imagine 66 different books, written by over 50 different authors, over a span of 1500 years plus, without modern technology. What do you think the odds are that these books, under these parameters, would stay on point and not have any contradictions (yes, you heard that right...no contradictions---ex: Though shall not kill (murder) is different from execution (justice). The odds are billions to ONE. That means impossible.
Now consider that many empires and dictators have tried to ban this book and it's message, only to have those countries' people and governments become believers (without violence).
Now imagine people willingly, and without fight, being fed to lions, or burned at the stake, or face a firing squad, unless they recant their faith, or in some cases just keep it to themselves.
Now imagine people who receive the spirit from this message feeling compelled to go forth and share the news like it's the only thing that matters. Then these people set up charities and organizations for any and all in need, even if those that accept the help don't accept the faith.
Now imagine how some seem to find peace and contentment even if they've experienced immeasurable suffering (loss of a child) without turning to the bottle, or pills, or violence, etc..
There's something to this book. I'm tellin ya.
This message that started out with a tent dwelling people is blanketed with divine protection.
I hope you are blessed. In the name of the Father, the Son, & the Holy Spirit.
--til next time.