What Is The Bible?
The Bible is the Word of God. Now that you are a Christian, you will need to learn and grow in your new relationship with God. This is where the Bible comes in. Jesus Himself said, “Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every Word that proceeds from the mouth of God” (Matthew 4:4).
The Bible is composed of many different accounts, letters, and writings that are called the books of the Bible. There are sixty-six books in the Bible; which are divided into two major sections: the Old Testament and the New Testament. Each book is divided into chapters that are composed of verses. This was done so that one can locate specific Scriptures easier.
The men who wrote these books were led by the Spirit of God, each living during different periods of history and in different places. “And so we have the prophetic Word confirmed, which you do well to heed as a light that shines in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts; knowing this first, that no prophecy of Scripture is of any private interpretation, for prophecy never came by the will of man, but holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the Holy Spirit” (2 Peter 1:19-21). They were holy men who, inspired by the Holy Spirit, wrote God’s commands and eternal plans for man. So, what the Bible contains is God’s truth that came from God Himself.