What is the Bible?
This question has been answered by so many experts, but what it boils down to it this; it is the greatest book ever written:
“Just as a product is proof of a manufacturer and a book is proof of an author, so creation is proof of a creator” - Anon
This is a book of divine instruction – it offers comfort in grief, guidance in confusion, advice for your problems, rebuke for sin and daily inspiration for our every need, it is our magna carta, which serves as a gaurantee of our basic rights.
The church sees this as their “Declaration of Indepence”
Simplified the Bible is an owner's manual, a road map to life.
God's Word is also refered to as the light to all who believe. Like a prism refracting light into a rainbow, God's Word splits the light of thruth into a multimedia presentation of:
- clear prose
- true stories
- passionate poetry
- powerful visions
- precepts, and
- engaging parables
BE WARNED – The Bible poses some dangers!!!
IT ENDANGERS OUR OLD WAY OF LIVING!
- The Word – hammer – shatters – rock of pride and complacency Jer 23:29; Ps 19:7
- The Word – fire – shut up in your bones Jer 20:9