Christians make a big deal about the Bible. Well, I should say most Christians. Ever wonder why? It’s the best selling book of all time, it was the very first book published on the Gutenberg press and has been translated into over 2,ooo languages. It is a compilation of 66 books written over a span of 1,500 years by over 40 different authors in 3 different languages.
So…what’s the big deal about this book? What does Paul describe as the purpose of Scripture*? What does the Bible mean to YOU? How do you use it, what does it provide for you? I’d be interested in knowing.
*The Scriptures of Paul’s writing would most likely have been the Old Testament canon, the earliest forms of the Gospels (most likely Mark, though he quotes Luke, so some early form of that as well) and some of the letters that circulated then, which later became canonized as the New Testament in the 2nd century. You can read a brief, simplified account of that process here.