The Uniqueness of the Bible
The Bible is unique in its circulation. The Bible has always been a best seller since the printing press was established. It has been translated into more than 2,000 languages. All Scripture is God-breathed [inspired] and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work (2 Tim 3:16-17).
What exactly does it mean when we say the Bible is inspired or God breathed? It means this book has no equal among all the other books of the world. Today we might say that a musical artist was inspired when he wrote a song or a speaker was inspired as he spoke, but that is using the word inspired in a much different way than the Bible uses it. When connected to the Bible it means God is the origin of the words, the originator (see 2 Peter 1:20-21).
Theodore Roosevelt once said, “A thorough knowledge of the Bible is worth more than a college education.” If you read the Bible you will discover, as 2 Peter 1:3 declares, God’s divine power [that is God’s Word] has given us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of him who called us by His own glory and goodness. The Bible is more than a book about an ancient man who shook up his culture and died years ago. This book is about Jesus Christ, the Savior of the world.
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