Why is it important to read the Bible?
The Bible is the Word of God. Through the Bible God speaks to us.
Why does God speak to us through human beings? Why does He not speak to us directly from heaven?
That is because God’s own people chose this way of communication between God and us. In Exodus 20, we can read that God spoke to His people from the mountain Horeb in the Sinai desert. We read about it in Exodus 20:18-19: Now all the people witnessed the thunderings, the lightning flashes, the sound of the trumpet, and the mountain smoking; and when the people saw it, they trembled and stood afar off. Then they said to Moses, “You speak with us, and we will hear; but let not God speak with us, lest we die.”
What does the Bible say?
How do you summarize the message of the Bible? Where do you start? This is an article that tries to give an overview of the message of the Bible. It starts at the beginning: the Creation. Then it explains ‘Sin’ and ‘Salvation’, it speaks about the spiritual ‘War’, and ends with our beautiful future: the ‘New Creation’. This may be helpful for you to explain to others what the Bible says.