What is the Bible?

The Bible is the inspired Word of God. It unfolds as a divine love story between God our Father who is also our Creator, and the object of His love – mankind. In the pages of the Bible we learn of God’s interaction with mankind, His purposes and plans, from the beginning of time and throughout history.

It is a compilation of 66 books and letters written by more than 40 authors during a period of approximately 1,500 years. Originally it was written in three languages. The Old Testament was written for the most part in Hebrew, with a small percentage in Aramaic. The New Testament was written in Greek. Today, it has been translated into many different languages for all to understand.

The central theme of the Bible is God’s plan of salvation–His way of providing deliverance from sin and spiritual death through repentance and faith. In the Old Testament, the concept of salvation is seen in Israel’s deliverance from Egypt in the book of Exodus.

The New Testament reveals the source of salvation: Jesus Christ. By faith in Jesus, believers are saved from God’s judgement of sin and its consequence, which is eternal death.

In the Bible, God reveals who He is to us. We discover His nature and character, His love, His justice, His forgiveness, and His truth. Many have called the Bible a guidebook for living the Christian faith. It is a guide for living life to the full. It gives us a road map for the perilous journey of life.

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