The Bible, Short and Sweet

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The Bible is divided into two main parts. The Old Testament was God’s will primarily to the Jewish nation. Its requirements were binding until the covenant of Christ became effective (Colossians 2:14).

The New Testament is God’s will through Christ to all men living today. The Old and the New Testament were written by men who were inspired by the Spirit of God (2 Timothy 3:16). The New Testament was given through Christ (Hebrews 1:1-2).

We need knowledge of the Old Testament to understand many things in the New Testament, but it is to the New Testament that we must go to learn the way of salvation and the duty of the Christian (Galatians 3:24).

Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, the first four books of the New Testament, are designed to present the evidences, “that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through His name” (John 20:31).

Acts of Apostles, the fifth book, tells one who believes in Jesus how to become a Christian. It answers the question: “Sirs, what must I do to be saved?” (Acts 16:31).

Romans to Jude are letters telling Christians how to live the Christian life and to conduct the church’s work and worship.

Revelation, the last book in the Bible, tells the faithful Christian about his future home in a “new heaven and a new earth.”

In order to get to heaven, we must do what God says for us to do (Hebrews 5:8-9). The Bible is our “map,” showing the way to heaven. Let’s follow it closely, speaking where the Bible speaks, and being silent where the Bible is silent (1 Peter 4:11).

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