Why the Bible is so important for our learning

Holding a Bible

The Bible is not only the best selling book of all time but what Christians use for guidance in their lives. However, the Bible is more than a book of instructions but has plenty of points to help guide people during different stages of their lives. 

To understand the outline of the Bible, we will look at the following: 

  • Why do people believe the writings contained in the Bible?
  • What is the structure of the Bible?
  • What do we need to know about the purpose of the Bible?

Why do people believe the writings contained in the Bible?

The first question that we ought to ask ourselves is just this, why do people believe the writings contained in the Bible?

Although there are many authors in the Bible, we believe the writings in 2 Timothy 3:16-7: ‘All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.’

What is the structure of the Bible?

The general layout of the Bible is one that encompasses multiple books within the Bible. There are multiple authors who wrote before (Jesus) Christ (BC). These include teaching about the 

  • Law
  • History
  • Prophets
  • Writings. 

After the death of Jesus, there was written evidence from those who met Him and beyond, which looks at the future time where there is everlasting life. The New Testament books include the topics: 

  • Gospel message
  • Acts
  • Letters
  • Revelation.

All the topics have a role and complete the 66 books within the Bible. 

What do we need to know about the purpose of the Bible?

The purpose of the Bible is to value the importance of the relationships within the book. Between God and mankind as well as between mankind. We are instructed by Jesus to love both (Mark 12:29-31). 

With these verses, this sets the tone as a guide and why the Bible is important. This is important as it encourages readers to gain knowledge so they can instruct more people about God’s teachings (Romans 15:14). This was one of Jesus’s last recorded messages in Mark 16:15-6 that states: ‘And he said to them, “Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation whoever believes and is baptized will be saved…”

But the Bible has a message to every individual who reads the pages. However, the message is dependent on the faith of each individual that reads: 

Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. For by it the people of old received their commendation. By faith we understand that the universe was created by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things that are visible. 

Hebrews 11:1-3

The Bible is an amazing book and although the amount of content can be overwhelming, there is support and companionship to understand what is written. For any questions, feel free to reach out through the contact on this website. 

Article by Matthew. Photo by Priscilla Du Preez on Unsplash.

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