People in every culture throughout history ask questions about life. The Bible answers all of these important questions.
- Where did I come from?
- What is my purpose?
- Why am I here?
- Is there life after death?
- Where am I going when I die?
- Does God exist?
- Can I know Him?
- Is the universe just an accident?
- Does God care about me?
The Bible itself is a group of 66 books written over a period of more than 1500 years by 40 authors. In spite of this, the entire Bible is in harmony with itself in telling us about God and His relationship with mankind.
The Bible is divided into two parts: The Old Testament and the New Testament
The Old Testament (39 books) tells us that God created everything and that He desires to have a relationship with us. It describes how the relationship between God and man was broken and how God has been working through a specific nation ~ the people called Israel ~ to reestablish that relationship. The Old Testament also gives us practical advice on how to live with peace and joy. Hundreds of years before Jesus was born, the Old Testament predicted many things about him.
The New Testament (27 books) contains details about the life of Jesus, the establishment of Christianity and the Church, as well as guidance in our relationship with God and people. Finally, at the end of the New Testament, God reveals what will happen to mankind in the future.
The first four books of the New Testament are a good place to begin to read the Bible. They are called The Gospels which means Good News. These four books record the life, work, death and resurrection of Jesus.
Perhaps the most famous and most memorized verse in the Bible is John 3:16. In order to find this verse, look first for the book JOHN, then find chapter 3, then find verse 16. This verse is part of a bigger story about an influential man who came to see Jesus at night to ask him a question.
The Bible has been revered for its excellence. Every type of writing (history, poetry, allegory, prophecy, etc.) is used to discuss the deepest thoughts conceived by humanity.
We have prepared 17 lessons to introduce you to the Bible.
Let’s start here! #1 Pillars of Creation
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