The Bible is the oldest book, and is in fact better viewed as a collection of books. It was written over a period of thousands of years, by many different writers. Yet all the writers are in harmony over the message given and claim that they wrote down the word of God.
The Bible has been translated into many different languages and is still a best seller, yet it remains neglected by the majority of people and sadly by so many Christians as well.
“…you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness” 2 Tim 3:15-16
“..no prophecy of Scripture is of any private interpretation, for prophecy never came by the will of man, but holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the Holy Spirit.” 2 Peter 1:20-21
Many thoughtful Christians are now realising how little they know about the Bible and recognising the need for sound spiritual guidance.
So what is the solution? Well it is a case of back to basics – Bible Basics.
The aim of these pages is to do just that, turn back to the Bible to help Christians get an insight into the most valuable book in the world. By doing so we can re-discover the wonderful message contained in God’s word, establishing a firm foundation for personal faith. Our aim is to show how the Bible came to us, offer hints on how to study the Bible and help you learn more about the book of life.
Why do those who claim to be Christian neglect the word of God? Well, many Christians have gone far away from Bible teaching, saying that the Bible is irrelevant to the modern world and old fashioned. But in doing so, they turn away from the solid foundation Christianity was built upon, turning instead to the shifting sands of man made ideas and philosophies.
Bible key facts:
- Holy Bible means a “Separate Book”
- 66 individual books
- Old Testament: 39 books
- New Testament: 27 books
- Over 40 writers: kings and peasants, doctors and fishermen, princes and herdsmen, poets and labourers, rich and poor, educated and illiterate
- Written over a period of 1600 years
- 2,930 characters in 1,551 places
- Gives us Hope: Romans 15:4
- Leads to Salvation: Romans 1:16 17
- Prepares us to give an answer and contend for the faith: 1 Pet. 3:15; Jude 3 4
- Provides guidance for daily living:
Psalm 119:105; Joshua 1:8
If you want to know more about the Bible’s message for you, please contact us for details about an e-mail Bible Study ‘The Life of Christ’ . The studies are designed to help and guide personal Bible Study.