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The Bible: an introduction

People question me about the Bible. They want to know how to study it, which book to start reading from, why it is important to keep the Sabbath etc. I’ve decided to start a new segment under Bible Study/Trivia ‘Most Asked Bible Questions’ which I’ll likely schedule for future Sabbaths. 

Today, I want to introduce the Bible. So what is the Bible?

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The Bible is the inspired written Word of God and a guide for life. It is filled with warnings, encouragement, and promises aplenty. It is the world’s bestselling book of all time and also the most widely distributed book. It has been translated into over 2000 languages and it is the only book in which God reveals Himself personally. It is more than a storybook. It tells us how to live in according to God’s Word and it also tells us the consequences we’ll pay if we sin. 

The Bible has 66 books: 39 in the Old Testament; 27 in the New. 

The Old Testament begins with the Torah or the books of Moses (Genesis to Deuteronomy), following the historical (Judges to Nehemiah), poetic/wisdom (Job and the Song of Solomon) and the prophetic (Isaiah to Malachi). The New Testament opens with the Gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John), Acts, the Pauline Epistles (Romans through Hebrews), the Epistles (James to 3 John) and Revelation. 

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There are stories which tell of love, hope, faith, betrayal, adventures, sacrifice, and miracles. We learn of the wisest King who ever lived (Solomon) and his greatest weakness (women). We learn about courage when David goes up against the giant Goliath. We learn about faith in God through Abraham. We learn about self-sacrificial love when Jesus Christ gave his life for us. 

Inspired by the Holy Spirit and authored by God, the Holy Bible has withstood the test of time. It enriches lives as we continue to “taste and see that the Lord is good.” (Psalm 34:8)

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Living for God. God is always good to me and I am trying to be good to Him on a daily basis. I put God before anything else because I trust Him over people for He always has my back. 💙

17 thoughts on “The Bible: an introduction

  1. I look forward to this. I’m always intrigued as to how others read their Bibles. Start to finish, or from a study guide, you know this book or chapter first, etc. I read mine in the different sections each day. I am amazed at how God worked it out in my reading, as more times than not, even though I am reading in 3 different places, it is continuation of the same story. So, I’m getting the whole story at the same time.

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    1. That’s awesome, Margaret! I read the Bible from cover to cover, but where it concerns my daily devotional, it allows me to study the Bible as you do.

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      1. I don’t know if I study, really, after reading your other post, “How I study the Bible:. Hahaha 🙂 It stepped on my toes a bit, and I am thankful ;):):) I pray, I read but is that truly studying? I read mine cover to cover, too but I start in Genesis 1:1, and Job 1:1, and Matthew 1:1. I read 2 chapters in each book.
        So, first day:
        Gen.chapter 1-2, Job chapter 1-2, and Matt. chapter 1-2.
        The second day:
        Gen. 3-4, Job 3-4, and Matt 3-4
        You get the point hehehe I won’t list all the books and chapters 🙂 If I do it that way it will take a little less than year to read cover to cover. Actually you’ll read the Old Testament once, and the New Testament twice.

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    2. I love your reading plan! I must try it after I come to the end of my current reading plan. I might actually read the Old Testament twice too. 🙂

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    1. I want to start soon, but the days are flying by so fast and I hardly have the time to type the notes. Thank you, Crystal and I agree with you; there is no other guidebook like the Bible. Hope you’re having a great day. 🙂

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  2. I stumbled upon your posts because I want to start reviewing the bible on my blog as well. Your posts are so in depth! I want to review more for people who dont read and give them the highlights. I will defintitely be checking back because you are so thorough. Thank you for research and knowledge.

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    1. Awesome! I’ll love to read your review on the best book ever! I’ve started a week ago on Genesis. We’re on the first chapter. Thank you for stopping by to read and comment. God bless.

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