‘The Bible is more exciting than any soap-opera’
Question: Why is the Bible considered the greatest book written?
Answer: The primary reason so many consider the Bible the greatest book ever written is because it is the Word of God. The Bible is one book, but it is several books written by 40 authors over a span of 1500 years. The most astonishing aspect is that most of the authors never saw or knew each other. Yet each book displays with the other unity and continuity. The scriptures had to be authorized, sanctioned, and inspired by an omniscient God (2 Tim 3:16). For you atheist, Gnostics, and believers of the ‘big bang theory’ think about that.
The Bible has the ability to captivate the reader in awe. Even when read by unbelievers or one who sees the stories as fables is more exciting than any ‘soap opera’. For the believers the Bible will take you to heights beyond human imagination. The Spirit of God will reveal the passages to you with clarity and wisdom. For instance, the Bible mentions two women named Tamar and how these women were crucial in the life of King David. The first Tamar disguised herself as a prostitute to seduce her father-in-law, Judah, so she can have a baby. David was a direct descendent from this union. The latter Tamar was the daughter of David who was viciously raped by her brother. Several events that shaped David’s life followed.
The Bible has a message for all. Chances are that you will see your personal challenges and successes have already been written. The Holy Bible contains the greatest story of all time. Through the birth, life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, salvation has been offered to all (John 3:16). Have you decided to accept this free gift from God? It depends on you.
Reverend David Deal is the senior pastor at Every Christian Church in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Reverend Deal can be reached at the Westside Gazette, 545 NW Seventh Terrace, Fort Lauderdale, Fla 33311 or by email at David.Deal55@gmail.com