What is the Christian bible?
The Holy Bible is the written Word of God. It’s the book in which God reveals Himself to mankind. The bible is God’s love letter to His children.
The Christian bible is the book of all books. It’s the most famous book ever written and it tops the best seller list with world-wide sales of over 100 million copies each year.
The word bible is the English form of the Greek word Biblia. The word bible means “books.” The Holy Bible is a collection of 66 books written by 40 different authors who were inspired by the Holy Spirit. These writers consisted of men in many different social ranks from kings, peasants, fishermen, tax collectors, educated and uneducated, Jews and Gentiles.
The Christian bible contains 39 books in the Old Testament and 27 in the New Testament. The Old Testament was written before Jesus and the New Testament is about the life and teachings of Jesus Christ, the son of the living God.
The bible is perfect.
The bible is true.
The bible is inspired by God.
The bible will last forever.
The bible gives us wisdom.
The bible can be trusted.
The bible reveals the truth.
The bible is holy.
God’s Holy Spirit helps us understand
“And we have received God’s Spirit (not the world’s spirit), so we can know the wonderful things God has freely given us. When we tell you these things, we do not use words that come from human wisdom. Instead, we speak words given to us by the Spirit, using the Spirit’s words to explain spiritual truths. But people who aren’t spiritual can’t receive these truths from God’s Spirit. It all sounds foolish to them and they can’t understand it, for only those who are spiritual can understand what the Spirit means. Those who are spiritual can evaluate all things, but they themselves cannot be evaluated by others. For, “Who can know the LORD’s thoughts? Who knows enough to teach him?” But we understand these things, for we have the mind of Christ.” (1 Corinthians 2:12-16 NLT)
Everything a person needs to know about life is in the bible. It’s not a book of fairy tales as some people believe, but it’s the source of truth and direction for our salvation.
The legitimacy of the bible’s claims as being divinely inspired is through the fulfillment of bible prophecy. The bible claims to contain more than a thousand prophecies. A huge majority of these prophecies have already come true which can be verified by world history. Bible prophecy is being fulfilled even today. Israel becoming a nation in 1948 is just one of the major events prophesied in the bible.
So, what is the Christian bible? It is God’s manufacturer’s handbook for life. It’s full of knowledge and wisdom. The bible reveals how God created the heavens and the earth and everything in it. The bible is our best source of truth and direction for Christian living. It teaches about peace amongst the turmoil in our life. It gives us instructions on how to manage money, how to be debt free and how to have financial freedom. The bible gives us the blessings and the promises of the covenant of Abraham if we walk in obedience to God. God’s Word teaches us how to defeat Satan and all of his demons,"Look, I have given you authority over all the power of the enemy, and you can walk among snakes and scorpions and crush them. Nothing will injure you. (Luke 10:19) But the most important thing we learn from God’s Word is that forgiveness for our sins comes through His son, Jesus Christ. Our eternal destiny depends on believing God’s Word, the Bible.
God’s perfect will...where do we find God's perfect will for us?
The shortest chapter in the Bible is 117
This is where you will find it - in God's Word, the Bible.
When things get tough, always remember ... faith doesn't get you around trouble, it gets you through it. It is better to put your trust in the Lord than to put confidence in man. Amen.
It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man." (Psalm 118:8 NKJ) This says it all doesn't it.
Read Your Bible
"'Your word is...a light to my path.'" Psalm 119:105 NKJV
When asked 'What book has most influenced your life?', most people say the Bible. Yet fewer than 14% of us read it every day. How come? Here are some of our most common excuses:
There are many different versions of the Christian bible such as the King James Version, New King James, New International Version, New American Standard, Amplified Bible, New Living Translation and many others. It doesn’t matter which version you choose to read and mediate on as long as you choose a translation that you can understand. I prefer the New Living Translation. This version helps me to understand the scriptures and therefore grow in His word. You might want to try BibleGateway.com – it’s a great tool to find scriptures in many different translations. I use it all the time. :o)
So, worship God through His Word – Read It, Pray It, Speak It, Believe It, Live It!
Watch this beautiful video. Our heavenly Father uses His Word to reveal to us that He loves us with an everlasting love.