Where to find the Bible…
- BibleGateway – online for searching, highlighting and more
- Bible app for Android – available on Google Play (runs offline/ no data required)
Things to know about the Bible…
- ALL scripture (not just the parts we like or the parts that fit our beliefs and put us in the place of god) is intended by the one true God of love and justice for human benefit. “All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness”. (2 Timothy 3:16)
- The Bible changes people as it has supernatural ability to make words “jump out” and come alive in our spirit. “For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart“. (Hebrews 4:12)
- The Bible provides direction for those who submit to God and follow it. “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight“. (Proverbs 3:5-6)
Interesting facts about the Bible…
- The Bible contains 66 books written by 40 authors over thousands of years and all books have a common theme of God’s love for humans and his plan for salvation through Jesus Christ the Messiah.
- The “Old Testament” (before Jesus Christ or “B.C.”) is documented in more than 800 manuscripts and fragments written in Hebrew.
- The “New Testament” (after Jesus Christ or “A.D.”) is documented in more than “5,800 complete or fragmented Greek manuscripts, 10,000 Latin manuscripts and 9,300 manuscripts in various other ancient languages, such as Syriac, Slavic, Gothic, Ethiopic, Coptic and Armenian”.
- There are many Bible translations written to balance accuracy with understandable language. Some translations are written to match theological beliefs and are not accurate. These should avoided after careful research of the authors and their qualifications, beliefs and intentions. (BibleGateway has a list of accurate translations)