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Chapter 1 - Letter from a Friend

Who Wrote the Bible?

The Bible is really a library of sixty-six books, written by many authors hundreds of years apart, yet their writings all agree.

Obviously their writing was under God's direction. This is why all the books fit together so perfectly.

When Jesus was on earth, He constantly quoted from the Old Testament (the New Testament had not been written then) showing the importance He placed on the Scriptures.

What did Jesus say about the importance of the Bible (Scriptures)?

'You diligently study the Scriptures because you think that by them you possess eternal life. These are the Scriptures that testify about me.' John 5:39

The Bible is our guide to eternal life. That gives it added interest for exploration. It's not just a guide for today. It shows us how we can obtain eternal life with Jesus.

Jesus told us why we can trust God's Word. 'Sanctify them by the truth; your word is truth.' John 17:17

Who gave us the Scriptures and why?

'All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, for correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.' 2 Timothy 3:16,17

Did you note the word ALL. That means every chapter of every book in the Bible. The Bible gives us a complete picture of LIFE; to take away any part of the Bible is to spoil that picture.