What is the Bible?


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The Bible

The Bible consists of 66 books written by holy men under the inspiration of God (Psalm 12:6; 2 Peter 1:21). It tells us the story of God’s infinite love, “All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness” (2 Timothy 3:16).

The Plan of Salvation

The Bible presents the story of redemption. The Lord created humans with the ability to choose good or evil (Deuteronomy 30:19). To be a citizen of God’s kingdom, humans need to be obedient to God’s law of love (Proverbs 3:2). But to choose the devil’s way is to choose not to love which leads to eternal death (Psalm 37:9).

Sadly, the human race rebelled against God and they disconnected themselves from Him, the life giver, and hence lost their eternal life (Genesis 3). And sin led to death (Romans 6:23). But God felt infinite deep compassion over the human race and decided to send His Son to redeem mankind. The innocent Son of God, the Creator of all, died to set humans free again and deliver them from eternal death (John 3:16). There is no greater love than this (John 15:13).

Good News and Hope

The Bible presents the good news of God’s salvation that became available for those that accept the death of Jesus on their behalf. But those the reject Jesus’ death on their behalf will have to die for their own sins (John 1:12). And those that accept Christ death must live a life of obedience to God (John 14:15).

The amazing truth of the Bible is that the Lord not only offers forgiveness for sin but He also gives the power to live in obedience to His law (Philippians 4:13) and He grants a new godly nature to His children (1 Corinthians 15:57). The Lord delivers His children from the clutches of the devil completely. “And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand” (John 10:28).

Thus, salvation and love is the central theme of the Bible (Isaiah 45:22). The Bible is God’s road map to heaven (John 6:63). I invite you today to get to know your Heavenly Father’s love by reading His book-the Holy Bible.

For studies on the Bible, check the following link: Bible Answers

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