What The Bible Is Really All About
Lots of people read the Bible. Most of them are Christian, but they are limited to belonging to my faith. I hope you are someone who reads the Bible as I believe it is the best source of faith one can find in the world.
There is a problem, though, as many of us pick up the Bible to read it. No matter who you are, if you read the Bible you will run into this problem at one point or another.
Sometimes it’s hard to know what the Bible is really all about.
I just finished preaching through Paul’s letter to Titus and it struck me what the Bible is really all about. It’s been there all along and I have heard said before in different ways. However, what I finally saw was the simplest way of describing the story of the Bible that I had ever seen. I’m going to let you in on what I came to know over the last few days.
The Bible is all about finding a right relationship with God and a right relationship with people. That’s it. It’s that simple.
We use a lot of church terms, terms that I love and terms found in the Bible. The most prevalent one is the Gospel or the Good News. Paul gives us a detailed description of that in 1 Corinthians 15 and that should be our model for declaring the particulars of God’s good news.
However, if you want to give a simple statement about what is going on with the Gospel or in the Bible, from beginning to end, it is what I have already said. It’s about people finding a right relationship with God and a right relationship with people.
What happens if we are able to communicate this? At worst, people understand our message. They would know what we are all about.
At best? They may come to believe what we profess. God may use us to reach others. People may come into a right relationship with God and seek that with other people as well.
So many of us fail in our ability to spread the Good News to others in the world. We need a simple way to tell others what our faith in all about and what the message of the book we base our faith on is.
How about taking that message to the world?
What do you think the Bible is all about? What would you add or subtract?