What is the Bible?
We believe that God wrote a book and that this book is the Bible.
What do we find in the Bible?
The Bible contains sixty-six books:
Romans, 1 Corinthians, 2 Corinthians, Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, 1 Thessalonians, 2 Thessalonians, 1 Timothy, 2 Timothy, Titus, Philemon, Hebrews, James, 1 Peter, 2 Peter, 1 John, 2 John, 3 John, Jude
Why did God give us the Bible?
God gave it to us to teach us things that we could never have learned on our own.
What are these things that God wanted us to know?
The key lessons that God wanted to teach us are first, who God is; and second, what He expects from each of us.
What will I find when I read the Bible?
First, you will notice that the Bible is divided up into different books. In fact, there are sixty-six books. These sixty-six books are divided up into two major divisions called the Old Testament and the New Testament.
Above you said that God wrote the Bible. Wasn’t the Bible written by a number of men who lived in ancient times?
Yes, this is true, but we are taught that these men were used by God to bring His written word to all people. We call this “inspiration”. Schaff writes:
In one aspect the Bible is like any other book or literary production and must be interpreted according to the laws of human thought and human speech. In another aspect, it is different from all other books and must be handled with peculiar care and reverence. It has a double origin and double character melted into one. Like the person and work of our Lord and Savior, who is Himself the central theme and guiding light of the Bible, it is theanthropic or divine-human. It has a truly human body but the animating spirit is the eternal truth of God. As the Divine Logos became flesh and assumed our human nature, body, soul, and spirit, so the Word of God became flesh in the letter of the Scriptures. source
If the Bible was written so long ago, how is it that we have copies of it now?
How do you know the Bible is the word of God?