For any Christian or anyone who aspires to lead a better life, there is one book which is important. That book is of course the Bible. The Bible teaches us many important life lessons and gives us guidance when we might need it. It gives us hope in bad times and is with us in the good too.
There are many important stories and parables which have great meaning and there is a reason why the Bible is the biggest selling book of all time – it is quite simply the most important book ever written.
Here are a few more reasons the Bible is so important to us all:
It changed the world
It is the oldest book ever written and has been around in its current form for over a thousand years. It is revered by academics and has been published in hundreds of languages. The study of religion and in particular the Bible is still held in high academic esteem.
It was worth fighting for
Today you can find the Bible in pretty much any bookshop anywhere in the world, but it wasn’t always like that.
Many years ago people fought and even died for our right to have access to the Good Book and its teachings. While there are many how recognise the importance of the Bible, so are there a large number of doubters who tried to outlaw it.
Thanks to their fight and today’s more liberal society it is now possible for us all to enjoy the teachings of the Bible.
It is historically accurate
Many might try and dispute what is written in the Bible, but the fact is that considering the Book took 1500 years to complete and was finished around 2000 years, not a single part of its content has ever been proven to be inaccurate in any way.
It makes the world a better place
The Bible teaches us that we are all equal in God’s eyes and it has definitely helped make society better.
The Bible teaches us about fairness, compassion and dignity and it has helped many become free – both in their minds and from oppression.
If you’ve never read the Bible, please try it. You’d be surprised not only what you learn about God, Jesus Christ and faith, but it might also teach you a thing or two about yourself.