The Holy Scriptures as originally given are divinely inspired and infallible, and the supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct. It has stood the test of time, and remains the most famous book of all time.
Kurt Mahlburg writes: “The Bible was written over 1,500 years by more than 40 authors, who came from every walk of life: kings, peasants, military leaders, philosophers, shepherds, statesmen, and poets. It was penned from deserts and dungeons, palaces and prisons. And on three continents: Asia, Africa and Europe. It was written in times of peace, and periods of war and unrest. It expresses the heights of joy and the depths of despair; days of doubt and times of great faith. The literary styles that make up the Bible are unbelievably diverse: biography, romance, prophecy, correspondence, law, satire, song, allegory, memoirs and more. Despite this amazing diversity, the Bible tells one story: the redemption of humanity. Everything that was lost in Genesis is restored in Revelation.”
It is no wonder, then, that some say the acronym for the bible is ‘Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth’. It is essential to build our worldview and faith upon its teaching, and let the Holy Spirit guide us in understanding and applying it.