There is no book anywhere that can compare with the Bible. Forty different writers were used—some were kings, prophets, priests, leaders, doctors, fishermen or shepherds. They wrote over a period of 1,600 years.
It is unique. It is the WORD OF GOD. "Above all, you must understand that no prophecy of Scripture came about by the prophet’s own interpretation. For prophecy never had its origin in the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.” (2 Peter 1:19,20). "All scripture is God-breathed.” (2 Timothy 3:16)
The Bible is no ordinary book; it does not contain man’s ideas. It is God speaking to us. If you are not yet reading the Bible regularly and systematically start to do so without delay!
Only from the Bible can we find out what God is like. Read these few verses. You are listening to God talking to you.
How many facets of God's character have been revealed to us in these verses?
As we read we are listening to God. We are learning what God wants us to do. We are learning how to make every day worthwhile.
We ask God to help us each day. "… lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.” (Matthew 6:13)
In the Old Testament we have the guidelines in Exodus 20:1-17, often called the Ten Commandments. Similar guidelines are found in the New Testament too, for example in Matthew 5:21-48.
To please God, we try to keep to these guidelines. As you read more about the lives of the people in the Bible, you see that they find it hard to obey God all the time. Jesus, God’s Son, was the only person to obey God in every way. Jesus understood the same message.
Read Matthew chapter 4 to see how Jesus obeyed these commands.
Jesus looked back at the prophecies about himself. All of these were fulfilled. "And beginning at Moses and all the Prophets, he explained to them what was said in all the Scriptures concerning himself.” (Luke 24:27)
Here are some examples of Bible prophecies which have proved to be true:
The Bible does not just tell us of the past, it also tells us of the future. We know that what it said in the past really happened. Bible prophecies were fulfilled. So we can confidently believe what God says about the future.
God never lies. He tells us about real places, real people and the nations of today. The Bible is true!
God tells us that these things will happen:
Only the Bible tells you of all these things and of God’s great plan for the earth. Read the Bible today for yourself to find out more about your future. In it you can find how you can have a share in the peace and blessings of the kingdom of God. You can be there! Pray that God will guide you as you read the Bible and learn of Him and His great plan and purpose.