10 . . .but God has revealed it to us by his Spirit. The Spirit searches all things, even the deep things of God. 13 This is what we speak, not in words taught us by human wisdom but in words taught by the Spirit, expressing spiritual truths in spiritual words. (NIV) 1 Corinthians 2:10, 13
The apostle Paul writes that the New Testament apostles were taught by the Holy Spirit what to write. The writers of the New Testament did not speak with their own words “taught by human wisdom,” but with “words taught by the Holy Spirit.” The Bible was originally written in ancient languages (Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek). But the words of the Bible came from God and were written by men. The apostle Peter affirmed this when he said “Above all, you must understand that no prophecy of Scripture came about by the prophet’s own interpretation. For prophecy never had its origin in the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.” (NIV) 2 Peter 1:20-21
Before Jesus left this earth and returned to His Father, He told the disciples that He would send the Holy Spirit to them. He told them that one of the functions of the Holy Spirit would be to remind them of all the things that He had said and then to guide them into more truth.
** John 14:26 But the Counselor, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you. (NIV)
** John 15:26 “When the Counselor comes, whom I will send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth who goes out from the Father, he will testify about me. (NIV)
** John 16:13 But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come. 14 He will bring glory to me by taking from what is mine and making it known to you. 15 All that belongs to the Father is mine. That is why I said the Spirit will take from what is mine and make it known to you. (NIV)
The Holy Spirit helped those who wrote the Gospels to remember Jesus’ exact words. Those who wrote other parts of the New Testament were guided by the Spirit as they wrote. So are you taking the time to read the Bible, the inspired Word of God?