Montag, 1. Oktober 2018

Why you should read the Bible like any other book

It can be hard to read the Bible. Some look at it like a collection of quotes that help you live a better life. This is not the Bible was supposed to be. I agree that you should start small, like with my Sermon on the Mount challenge on this blog. However, this is only the first step in understanding the teaching of Christ. To truly understand the teaching of Christ, you must read the Bible from the beginning to the end.
The Bible is meant to be read as a novel.
Why don’t people read the bible like any other kind of book, from the beginning to the end? There is without any doubt more than one reason. Either they find it boring or they find it too long or they don’t have the time… These are all excuses. The people that put the Bible together in the form that we know today acted under God’s will. The Bible tells a coherent story: the story of the people of God. The whole Bible, from Genesis 1 to the Apocalypse tells how God created the first man, to how he sends his own son on the earth to the end of the world. Further, the Bible often references itself.

Moses and Jesus were alike in that they both led God’s people out of captivity. With great power, Moses led the Israelites out of physical bondage and slavery in Egypt, and Jesus, with even greater power, led God’s elect out of spiritual bondage and slavery to sin. Moses stood before Pharaoh and said, “'Let my people go” (Exodus 5:1). Jesus came “to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and . . . to set the oppressed free” (Luke 4:18). “In Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit of life has set you free from the law of sin and death” (Romans 8:2).(

There are many references like this in the Bible. In a way the Bible is kind of a TV Show. You don’t understand what happens in today’s episodes, if you missed yesterday’s.
I understand that it will take a long time to read the Bible from back to back. But let me help you. If you prefer to read the Bible on an app, try this one ( It offers you a reading program, that will help you read the Bible in a year. Basically, you read 4 chapters every day and one day you will have read the entire Bible. If you prefer to read the Bible in an old-fashioned way. If you read 20 minutes every day, you will have read the Bible in a year. Start now and we will see us in a year.

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