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The Bible in Five Words

Here is a very simple version of the Bible in just five (5) words:

  • God
  • Man
  • Jesus Christ
  • Heaven
  • Hell

Now for more details:

In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.
God, then, created man in His image for His purpose and glory.
Satan tempted them, and they disobeyed God. The sin and evil separated humankind from God.
But God made a promise of a redeemer and the rest of the Bible points to Christ the redeemer.

God loves the world and sent His only Son, Jesus Christ, as God and man to the world.
Jesus is the world’s long-awaited Savior that God had promised since man fell into sin.
Jesus died on the cross to pay the penalty for sins, and He resurrected from the dead.
We can now come to God through Jesus Christ and no longer be separated from Him. Jesus is the only way to God!
Jesus gives eternal life to all those who believe in Him

Jesus will come again and bring His people into His eternal Kingdom where they will live with God forever. This final heavenly place is called the New Jerusalem.

God is the Author

God is the author.  God is the author of life, DNA, faith and the Bible.  In Genesis chapter one, the Bible says that “God created the earth and the heavens.  In Hebrews chapter twelve Jesus, the son of God is the author of faith.  In Hebrews 12 it says “…looking to Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith,”.   DNA is the code used my almost all living plants, animals and man to decide how a biological system should be constructed protein by protein. God as a biological software engineer designed DNA.

Lake Pend Oreille at Sandpoint, Idaho - Sunset

Lake Pend Oreille at Sandpoint, Idaho – Sunset

What is the Bible?

Wow, what a great question – What is the Bible?  The Bible is God’s Word to us. The Bible tells us what God thinks, how God feels and why He created the earth and mankind.      The thoughts of God about the earth, man, sin, Jesus Christ, righteousness, heaven and hell are all addressed in the Bible.  The Bible answers some big questions like,  Why did God create me? and How do I become a Christian?

Four Main Points about the Bible:

1.  The words of the Bible are God’s words.  The words in the Bible are not opinion or human concepts. – 2 Timothy 3:16 All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching…

2.  The Bible makes clear how one can become a Christian, live as a Christian and grow as a Christian.  Many others items and things in the universe are just not found in the Bible  because they are not necessary for our Christian living. – Psalms 119:130 The unfolding of your words gives light;  it imparts understanding to the simple.

3. The Bible is a very necessary book since it tells us about God, man, sin, Jesus Christ, heaven and hell. – 2 Timothy 3:15 and how from childhood you have been acquainted with the sacred writings, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus.

4, The Bible stands alone as the only book that tells us everything we need to know to become a Christian, live as a Christian and grow as a Christian.  In this area the Bible is sufficient. – 2 Timothy 3:16 All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, 17 that the man of God may be competent, equipped for every good work.

Hopefully this short answer to “What is the Bible” has helped you and me understand more about the Bible.  Later we will talk more about what is in the Bible such as poetry, history, teaching, theology, stories and prophecy.  In the Bible is also encouragement and warnings for our Christian life.