The Bible is God’s inspired Word, breathed from God into the hands of the various writers of the books that make up the Holy Bible.
The Bible is unique for several reasons.
The Bible is the best selling book of all times. Although an exact count seems to be impossible to find, the general consensus is that more copies of the Bible have been printed than any book. Counting all translations and languages, the Bible remains the best-selling book of all time.
Some estimates place the number of Bibles printed at over seven billion. That means that each person in the world (present population being around 6.8 billion) could own at least one Bible. And, with the advent of technology through the Internet, MP3 players, IPods and IPhones, this Book has the potential of reaching more people than ever before in history.
The Bible was written over a period of about 2000 years by 40 people. Although some of the people knew each other, the time span strongly points to One author with 40 transcribers.
God breathed His story into what we call the Bible. God wrote us a love letter with stories of His great love and desire that none should perish, see John 3:15.
Consider that the Bible spans all of history as mankind knows it. Beginning from Genesis 1:1, we learn that “In the beginning God created.” In Revelation 22, we are told that God’s words are faithful and true. Wars, diseases, infectious diseases, and cures are found in the Bible. Additionally, science, geography, medical things, and songs are also found within its pages.
The Bible discusses how God created the universe, including the earth and all the creatures and humans that roam upon it. Initially, the earth was peaceful and then sin entered. Along with sin and disobedience, we (humans) lost our way to God. The Bible shows us the way to have a personal relationship with God in the form of Jesus Christ, our Savior and Healer.
Most importantly, the Bible contains the only way to eternal life and that is through salvation found only upon the cross of Christ.
In John 1, we read that “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God” (NKJV).
Therefore, we are to understand that the Word of God is God Himself, manifested in human form as Jesus Christ, who will come again in Glory.
The Bible is actually a love letter from God to each one of us. God none should perish’ and He provided a plan that, if followed, will lead to eternal life.
God tells us that His word will never pass away (See Luke 21:33, Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will by no means pass away).
Second Timothy is clear in telling us that God’s inspired work is useful for all sorts of things, such as teaching, instruction, etc.
If you are unsure that God is the writer of the Bible, spend time in His word, pray, and seek His. He is faithful and will reveal to you mysteries that cannot be clear without His Divine touch upon each of us.