If man were to attempt to step in and try to simplify the salvation process on behalf of God, we would create more problems than we could ever imagine.
Likewise, if we were to take away the Bible and its doctrines, as some suggest, we would have the same darkness, wickedness, chaos, and confusion that existed on earth in the days of Noah. Consider how crooked the world would be without the Holy Scriptures.
For instance, women would be treated as second class citizens (or worse), slave trade would still be found across the globe, Christian countries would not be the symbol of hope and freedom they are.
Prisoners would be mistreated and crucifixion would still be used as a form of capital punishment.
Children would continue to be sold into slavery.
There would be no Shakespeare. By and large nations would remain illiterate.
There would be less hospitals, an inadequate school system (if one at all), no Princeton University and other Ivy League schools, no medical missionaries. No Mozart, Beethoven. No Bach.
No Isaac Newton, Johann Kepler, Francis Bacon, Blaise Pascal, Michael Faraday, Gottfried Lebnitz, and therefore less advancement in science. Even Galileo Galilei, who was wrongly censured for his heliocentric teachings BY the Church, was himself a devote Christian; in fact, he believed the Bible supported his views.
No da Vinci, no Michelangelo, and therefore art would not be as inspiring as it is.
There would be less humanitarian agencies such as the Salvation Army, World Vision, Samaritan’s Purse, and therefore many children would go to bed each night hungry.
No United States of America as we know of it.
I could write on.
The world would descend into spiritual darkness and utter depravity without the Bible.
Other religious books, while having provided some tangible advantages and contributions have not served the world to the degree and magnitude which the Bible has. The extent that the Bible has positively affected our lives is witnessed by our fair labor laws mandating that workers are off on Saturdays and Sundays. This mandate has surprisingly reached even the non-Christian countries.
A world without a Bible would probably resemble the ruthless Central American civilization depicted in the Mel Gibson movie, Apocalypto.
A world without the Bible might seem to be a happy occasion for the atheists, but in practice it would ultimately prove to be quite the opposite.