GOD’S SPECIAL BOOK
The Bible, the Word of God, is God’s special book. It is a supernatural book.
The Bible is unique and unusual among all other books. It is one of the oldest books in the world, and yet it is the most modern.
The Bible speaks clearly to every age-group, into every society and to every individual.
Portions of the Bible were written almost 4,000 years ago, but it still tells us very important things for today, like:
Who is God?
Can I know God?…How?
Who am I?
Where did I come from?
What is my purpose?
And how do I fulfill it?
Is this life all there is?
KEY TO GOD’S PLAN
Many different people were inspired by the Holy Spirit to write the Bible. Yet their writings are completely unified and consistent with each other. They all fit together beautifully, and point in the same direction.
The Bible includes history, science, law; biography, philosophy, prophecy; drama and romance; poetry and song.
The Bible is full of the thoughts, plans and promises of God for you and for the rest of mankind. We were given God’s Word to help us understand Who God is, what He is doing in the earth, and how we can be active in His Kingdom plan.
Though the Bible includes many things, it actually has only one main idea: God’s loving plan to bring mankind into a full relationship with Himself. And the key to that plan is the person and work of the Lord Jesus Christ.
GOD HAS SHOWN HIMSELF
The Bible is the divinely inspired and infallible (never wrong) revelation of God to man. It is not merely the words of men written to other men. (For a more complete study on the inspiration, inerrancy and interpretation of the Bible, see Chapter Two of this article.)
Our God is a God Who delights in making Himself known to His creatures. He desires to reveal Himself to us.
God has not remained silent, like the idols or gods of other religions. He is a God of love, Who communicates His love and purposes to His people.
Man can reveal his own thoughts and ideas to someone else, but a mere man cannot know what another man is thinking. And man could never know what God is thinking, unless God were to reveal Himself to man. Only God can make Himself known to us, and reveal His thoughts to man.
“For what man knows the things of a man except the spirit of the man which is in him? Even so no one knows the things of God except the Spirit of God” (1 Cor 2:11 nkjv).
God speaks in order to reveal Himself. From the time of Genesis, and all throughout history, God has spoken to mankind and shown Himself to us.
SO MUCH MORE…
God’s words are powerful. With only His word, the world and all that it contains was created. “By the word of the Lord were the heavens made; and all the host of them by the breath of His mouth“ (Ps 33:6).