The Bible is a collection of 66 books, including history, poetry and prophecy, with around 40 authors. Christadelphians believe that the WHOLE Bible is God’s inspired Word.
All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.
2 Timothy 3:16-17
Some parts of the Bible can be quite hard to read, but it is important that we read it all, as it is only when it is read in its entirety that we learn that it is all interconnected – one book, with one consistent message.
There are many different translations of the Bible, each with its advantages and disadvantages. Sometimes the different translators can put their own “slant” on the translation, but the message speaks for itself; the major doctrines can be found over and over again.
Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.
The Bible is more than just good literature; as God’s Word, it can help us to find our way through life, with all its ups and downs – but more than that, it points us towards the future Kingdom of God on earth. We can look to the Bible to give us strength when we are weak, to lift us up when we are down.
For whatever was written in former days was written for our instruction, that through endurance and through the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope.
There are lots of ways to read the Bible. A programme to read the Old Testament once and the New Testament twice each year by reading a few chapters every day is available by logging on to www.dailyreadings.org.uk.
Further reading on this and other topics is available on the website of the Christadelphian Office: