Learn who the Bible authors were, how many books are in the Bible, and what impact the Bible has had on human history.
The Word of God has a unique history, and it contains a toal of 66 books, 39 Old Testament and 27 in the New Testament. The Bible was written through more than 40 men, but it fits together perfectly as if written by one man because the author of all 66 books is the Holy Spirit.
The Bible was written over a time span of about 2,000 years, and it is totally accurate in matters of History, Prophesy, and every issue of life. There are no contradictions in the Bible.
The word of God has had a profound impact on human history because:
The Bible contains the mind of God, the state of man, the way of salvation, the doom of sinners, and the happiness of believers. Its doctrines are holy, its precepts are binding, its histories are true, and its decisions are immutable.
Read it to be wise, believe it to be safe, and practice it to be holy. It contains light to direct you, and comfort to cheer you. It is the travelers map, the pilgrims staff, the pilots compass, the soldiers sword, and the Christians charter.
In it paradise is stored, heaven is opened, and the gates of hell disclosed. Christ is its grand subject, our good its design, and the glory of God its end. It should fell the memory, rule the heart, and guide the feet.
Read it slowly, fequently, prayerfully. It is a mine of wealth, a paradise of glory, and a river of pleasure. It is given to you in lif, will be open at the judgement, and be remembered forever. It involves the highest responsibility, rewards the greatest labor, and condemns all who triffle with it holy contents.
The Word of God is your absolute, infallible guide for life. Just like every major purchase is accompanied by an owners manual which tells you how to operate it. If you do not go by the book, it wont work. The Bible is Gods owners manual for your life. God would not save you and call you to service without clear, exact directions. You must go by the book.
Gods word accomplishes many purposes in the life of a Christian: Like equips you for service,gives you a complete and balanced diet with
milk 1Peter 2:2
honey Psalms 119:103 , Proverbs 16:24
apples Proverbs 7:2, 25:11
bread Luke 4:4
water Isaiah 55:10, Ephisians 5:26
Meat Hebrews 5:12-14, 1 Corinthians 3:1-2
vegetables Psalms 78:12
The Word of God also keeps you clean to please God.