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Why Read the Bible?
Title : Why Read the Bible?
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Last Updated : March 30, 2009
BIBLE=basic instructions before leaving earth
Deuteronomy 17:18-20 How to benefit from Bible Reading.
Psalm 119:18-20 The Bible can guide your life.
Psalm 119:25 The Bible revives us.
Psalm 119:96-104 Reading the Bible gives wisdom.
Jeremiah 26:1-15 Read the entire Bible
Matthew 4:3-4 How to resist temptation.
Romans 1:16-17 The Bible is good news.
2 Timoty 2:15 How to know God.
2 Timothy 3:1-7 Detecting false teachers.
2 Peter 1:16-21 Inspired by the Holy Spirit.
1 John 2:12-17 The Bible has practical advice.
Revelation 22:18-19 Don't change or add to the Bible.
The Bible Reveals God's Character.
It describes God's way of bringing Salvation to people.
God gave us the Bible to prepare us for anything, to help us do good to everyone.
God's Word serves as our offensive weapon against all problems we encounter.
God is in the business of moulding our character and strengthening us for future use. He's given us all of the resources for strength we'll ever need, in the Bible.
The following is taken from the Gideon's International in Canada Bible
This book reveals the mind of God, the state of man, the way of salvation, the doom of sinners, and the happiness of believers.
Its doctrines are holy, its precepts are binding, its histories are true, and its decisions are immutable.
Read it to be wise, believe it to be safe, and practise it to be holy. It contains light to direct you, food to support you, and comfort to cheer you.
It is the traveller's map, the pilgrim's staff, the pilot's compass, the soldier's sword, and the Christian's charter. Here, too, heaven is opened, and the gates of hell are disclosed.
Christ is its grand subject, our good its design, and the glory of God its end.
It should fill the memory, rule the heart, and guide the feet. Read it slowly, frequently, prayerfully. It is a mine of wealth, a paradise of glory, and a river of pleasure.
It is given to you in life, will be opened at judgment, and be remembered forever. It involves highest responsibility, will reward the greatest labour, and condemn all who trifle with its sacred contents.
Owned, it is riches; studied, it is wisdom; trusted, it is salvation; loved, it is character; and obeyed, it is power.