“A man who loves his wife will love her letter and her photographs because they speak to him of her, so if we love the Lord Jesus we shall love the Bible because it speaks to us of Him.” - John R. W. Scott
The Bible is not just any Book. It is The Book. It is the very Word of God and it has life. God gave us the Bible as a divine love letter. It is one of God’s special ways of communicating with us. When we read the Bible it gives strength to our spirit.
The Bible is still the world’s best selling book. It relates to every area of our lives. There are stories of adventure, romance, and betrayal. The Bible records sins such as adultery, rape, murder, lying, alcohol abuse, and greed. People suffer from depression, loneliness, misunderstanding, and family and marital problems. The Bible is about real people for real people. It contains songs, poems, dialogues, parables, visions and historical narratives.
The Bible is the word of God as He inspired men to write it. The Bible was written more than 1800 years ago in the Hebrew and the Greek languages. The King James version was translated into the English Language in the early 1600’s. It is a divine library of 66 books revealing the origin and destiny of all things. It is the best source of information for those who want to know where they came from and what their future will be. It is self-interpreting and covers every subject of human knowledge and need now and forever.
Many Christians accept the Bible as the authoritative Word of God and look to it for direction on how to live their lives today and forever. This Book reveals the mind of God, the way of salvation, joy and peace.
In recent years several new translations have been published that are easier to read and understand. Most of them are from the same original Greek and Hebrew language version.
The Bible continues to be the best selling book in the world. Millions of people read it daily for direction in life. The solution for many of the problems a person encounters in this life is found in the Bible.
The teachings of Jesus, the Son of God, are recorded in the first four books of the New Testament - Mathew, Mark, Luke and John. These four books each tell the story from a different perspective. The book of John is a great place to begin reading the Bible. Jesus taught multitudes of people using parables that they understood and He performed many miracles to reveal the glory of God that they might believe He is the Son of God.
The New Testament tells much of the life of Jesus Christ. The Old Testament tells of events from creation of the world until 400 years prior to the birth of Christ. It is good to read a portion of scripture every day as food for your spirit just as you eat bread every day as food for the body. As the scriptures become part of your thought life, you will find an inner peace and true joy if you obey these teachings.
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