Wouldn’t it be great if there was a book with answers to all of the questions in the universe – even the big questions, like, “Why am I here?” and “Isn’t there more to life than this?” Wouldn’t everyone want a copy?
Fortunately there does exist such a book. It was inspired by the Creator of the Universe, who is also your Creator, and mine as well. He gave us a planet full of everything we would ever need. He made plants and creatures that would be self-replicating. He filled it with renewable resources, and then he made two humans to take care of the place and start the ‘being fruitful and multiplying’ process.
Our Creator spoke face to face with the first humans, and then down through the centuries He spoke to the people through prophets. Starting with Moses, He breathed His spoken word to be written down and carefully preserved so that all humans could have access to His words.
Of course, I am referring to the Bible. It is our owner’s manual, straight from our manufacturer. It is still the most widely published book ever, topping all of the best sellers lists every year. It is an ancient text, but far from outdated.
Here is an excerpt from the author about why He wrote this book:
All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work. (2 Timothy 3:16,17)
I love to study the history of the Bible – how it was written, copied, translated, and preserved. It is a fascinating story, full of surprising “Divine Coincidences” or, as Christians usually call them: “miracles”. Stay tuned.