The Bible: The Central Message Of The Bible
no other book. Written originally in Hebrew and Greek more than eighteen centuries ago, it is now available, in whole or in part, in more than a thousand languages. It is the best seller since best sellers were first recognized (McKnight, 11).” The Holy Bible remains to be the most important source for knowledge in the Christian faith today. “The Central message of the Bible is God’s revelation of himself and His will. It is not difficult to discover because it emerges at numerous places in the scriptures themselves. The center of the message is Jesus Christ and what God has done, is doing, and will do for mankind through Jesus Christ. Paul’s sermon in Acts 13:16-43 is a good summary of the basic message of the bible. The major theme is the activity of God among his people and in Jesus Christ.” (McKnight)
The Bible is divided into two major parts, the Old and New Testaments. Covenants (another word for testament) fit significantly into the book of Genesis. Covenants define God’s relationship with His people at different times thought the Bible. The first five chapters of the New Testament are called the Pentateuch.
The first book of the Pentateuch is Genesis. The book of Genesis includes the story of God creating the universe and Earth in six days and calling it good. On the seventh day, the lord rested therefore creating the Sabbath day. Genesis encompasses the largest period of time in all of the Scriptures. The book covers a longer timeline than all the other books of…