Ok, I don’t think anyone actually believes this, but some people act that way. Some people would like nothing more than to never think about where the Bible came from. But we can’t do that and be honest about our faith; which is built on Truth.
The Bible was compiled from writings that are believed to be inspired by the Holy Spirit. This is a big deal because that effectively makes the Bible the very Word of God. Catholics believe this just like Protestants. So how did those writings get into the Bible? Who decided which of the 250+ writings that claimed apostolic roots were actually inspired by the Holy Spirit? Let’s take a look.
The canon, or list of books, of the New Testament, was determined at the councils of Rome (382), Hippo (393), and Carthage (397). Who was at these councils? The pope and the bishops in communion with him. Or to be more literal, the Magisterium.
The latest writing in the Bible was completed in the 90’s A.D. so the books weren’t picked until almost four hundred years after the last one was written. The bishops compared each work with the oral tradition of the Catholic Church to determine if it was inspired or not. If the work matched tradition, it was in. If it erred in any way, it was out.
So the Bible was assembled by the Catholic Church led by the Holy Spirit; not gravity from heaven. It took fifteen years to get it just right; it didn’t just “happen”. The establishment of the canon of the New Testament isn’t something to ever take for granted. The Bible is a Catholic book and the writings inside the Bible were picked because they matched Catholic tradition.
No offense, but no wonder most non-Catholics would rather not think about it.