Is the Bible the word of God, written down by humans?
If you're a Christian, why do you believe this to be true?
Keep in mind, the Council at Nicea excluded many books, which could have changed a person's outlook.
So why do you believe the Bible, as given to us, is true?
Why should we believe the many, many stories?
Many Christians cite 2 Timothy 3:16 as saying that the Bible is the "inerrant word of God".
Placed in context it's clear that that verse says something different altogether
2 Timothy 3
14You, however, continue in the things you have learned and become convinced of, knowing from whom you have learned them, 15and that from childhood you have known the sacred writings which are able to give you the wisdom that leads to salvation through faith
which is in Christ Jesus. 16All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness;
17so that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work.
First of all, it only says that scripture is "inspired" by God - not that it is the "inerrant word of God".
Second of all, the context of 3:15 where it says "from childhood you have known the sacred writings" is also telling. The "sacred writings" that they would have known "from childhood" would have been the OT - not the NT.
What's also interesting is that 3:16-17 states scripture's value: that it is "profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; so that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work". That's right: "training in righteousness" and for doing "good work(s)".