On this page we will think about why the Bible is so important to Christians. We will learn why the Bible is called the word of God. And we will think about how the Bible helps us today.
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What is the Bible?
Why is the Bible special?
There are lots of books in the world. And there are lots of books about God! So why is the Bible so important?
Christians believe that the Bible tells us a lot of important things about ourselves and about God. Here are some of the important things the Bible tells us:
So the Bible is special because it tells us who we are and who God is. It tells us the best way to live. It tells us how we can follow Jesus and be friends with God.
Why is the Bible called the word of God?
There is another reason why the Bible is special. Christians believe that it is more than just a book about God. It is also a message to people from God. This is why the Bible is sometimes called ‘the word of God’.
Christians believe that God’s Holy Spirit gave thoughts and ideas to the people who wrote the books of the Bible. He showed them what he was like. He worked in their minds and hearts as they wrote. He helped them to say what he wanted them to say.
Christians also believe that the Holy Spirit speaks to us through the Bible today. He gives us thoughts and ideas as we read it. He shows us what he is like. He works in our minds and hearts as we read. He helps us to hear what he wants to say to us. Here is what the Bible says about this:
God’s word is alive and working. It is sharper than the sharpest sword and cuts all the way into us.
So when we read the Bible we are reading words that people wrote. But we can also hear God speaking to us about our own lives. Reading the Bible can open up a conversation with God. It might bring up questions, thoughts and feelings. We can talk to God about all these things. This helps us to get to know him better.
How does the Bible help us in our lives?
There are lots of ways that the Bible helps us. Here are some of them.
The Bible is special because it is God’s message to us. Reading the Bible starts a conversation with him and helps our friendship with him to grow. If you want to start reading the Bible, click here to find a Bible that is easy to understand.
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