Why the Bible?

The Bible is the single most important book ever written. It is the foundation for understanding life and everything that intertwines with it. The events written in this book have proven to be the inspiration of the God of creation. The Bible is the foundational truth, teaching the history of the universe, the origin of sin, and the reason for death and morality.

First and foremost, the Bible is essential for knowing God and His will for our lives. The message of eternal salvation is a vital and dominant theme in Scripture, but the Bible reveals much more—including how God would have us live.

Making God’s Word your authority in every area is vital for defending against the many spiritual attacks facing Christians. “But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts, and always be ready to give a defense to everyone who asks you a reason for the hope that is in you, with meekness and fear1 Peter 3:15.

The Bible is God’s love letter to man. From Genesis to Revelation, it tells of God’s great compassion for us and of His desire to have fellowship with us. John 3:16, perhaps the most beloved passage in the Bible, summarizes the depth of God’s love for us.

The Bible reveals God’s attributes. It tells us that He is holy, sovereign, righteous, and just; that He is loving, merciful, and kind; that He is gracious, patient, and faithful. We have no trouble trusting Him if we really understand who He is and how holy, loving, and wonderful His purposes are for us.

The Bible is the only source of knowledge of how to know and love the Lord Jesus Christ. There is no such thing as “love at first sight” in spiritual things. The believer must get to know Christ very well, and this requires the daily intake of knowledge about Christ through the Word of God, which is “the mind of Christ.”

The Bible is useful in our daily life, because it teaches us how to lead a life full of use and sense that is pleasing to God. The Bible teaches us the truth, and demonstrates any lack in our life and faith. It brings order to each life and shows us what is right and good.

The Bible is considered the most important book in the world. Simply because it is God’s Word. When you read the Bible, you read a message from God Himself. When the Bible speaks, God speaks. Because the Bible is God’s Word, it does more than just pass on information. It makes a promise, a promise of life. Everyone who receives the Bible’s message in faith.

There are so many promises given to us in the Bible. These promises reassure us and bring comfort to our lives in our times of trial. I challenge you to take time to study the Word of God. The Lord will show you wonderful things that will change your life.

-Rodney Rice

Published by Mt. Zion Church of Christ

We are a friendly, loving congregation filled with people eager to serve God. We are not perfect, but in everything, we strive to be like Christ.

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