What's the big deal about the Bible anyway?
The center of a person's life…
or the center of ridicule.
What is it? Why is it important?
A professor, who spent 42 years studying Eastern books said,
Pile them on the left side of your study table; but place your own Holy Bible on the right side—all by itself, all alone—and with a wide gap between them. For… there is a gulf between it and the so-called sacred books of the East which severs the one from the other utterly, hopelessly, and forever… a veritable gulf which cannot be bridged.
Scripture is unique. It is a collection of 66 books by more than 40 authors from different walks of life: fishermen, philosophers, peasants, kings, scholars, poets, and statesmen—all took part in writing these books. They wrote from different kinds of places, such as; a prison, a palace, and in the wilderness, and in times of peace, war, and exile. These books were written on three continents and in three languages. They cover many controversial subjects, as well as containing inspired poetry, detailed history, biographies, letters, and prophecies.
With all these differences, you'd think we'd have a mess. But, we don't. From the beginning to end, there is one continuous theme: God revealing Himself to us and His attempts at reconciling us to Himself.
Let me ask you this; if you took just 10 books, all on the same controversial subject, and different authors from different times, cultures, and languages, would these authors agree?
Well, God has put together such a collection of books. He has done this so we could know Him.
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