Have you ever looked at something new and wondered what in the world it’s for? This can be incredibly frustrating! And it doesn’t help when other people give their thoughts and feelings on what it’s intended purpose is. The same thing is true of the Bible. Reading and studying the Bible can be confusing if we don’t start with a basic premise. That premise is — the purpose of the Bible is to reveal the glory of God. Understanding that simple truth brings clarity in things that might otherwise be confusing.
So many people think all religious books are similar. What makes the Bible any different? The truth is
The Bible is vastly different from other texts. It is one thing to affirm the Bible’s claims, it’s another to be absolutely convinced. This requires reading the Word. One of the greatest causes of doubt is not spending time with God. Through faith and reading, the evidence of the Bible becomes incredibly clear.
Before we jump into a study on how to read the Bible, we must investigate that the collection of books that we currently hold is authoritative. If we believe that the Word of God is His true revelation to mankind, we must have absolute confidence in it’s accuracy.