This New Year, many people are making a fresh commitment to read the Bible.
The Bible is a large book made up of 66 smaller books. It was written over a period of 1600 years by more than 40 authors, yet the Bible is a unified book. If 40 people, over the span of 1600 years were each given a puzzle piece, which at the end formed a beautiful picture, what would you think? Obviously that there was one Master Designer or Artist of the puzzle! That’s how it is with the Bible.
To guard against any error, God spoke the very words Himself to trustworthy men who recorded them accurately.
The outstanding theme of the Bible is Jesus Christ. The Old Testament predicts His coming to earth through the nation of Israel, and the New Testament announces the good news of His arrival, resurrection and future return.
The fulfillment of hundreds of Bible prophecies, and many fulfilling today before our eyes, proves that only a God who knows all things, the beginning from the end, could have accurately recorded these things in the Bible for us. In fact, God invites us to test His Word because truth fears no scrutiny.
The Bible has proven to be the most amazing book of all time. It remains the best-seller in the world today having survived countless attempts to annihilate it. Its message of God’s love and truth is unequalled; its power to change lives unquestioned; its prophetic accuracy, unparalleled.
If you have not yet read the Bible, this New Year is good time to start. Within its pages you will find the eternal love and purposes of God for you: “These are written, that you might believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that believing you might have life through his name.”