In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth (Genesis 1:1)
The Bible is a great source for understanding the world in which we live. These first words from the Bible answer the fundamental question about where did the world we know come from. There are those who would say this is myth and give you the alternative explanation that it all happened by accident. I find it hard to except that the intricate details and creativity found in the universe came about by accident, but let’s move on.
The Bible also describes the characteristics of the creator. We learn to know him as we read about his interactions with his creation, and we find that he loves us. Through prayer and worship we communicate with him, and he in turn speaks to us.
In the New Testament, Jesus teaches us many lessons about how we should live. Life is so much easier and fulfilling when we live this life according to Jesus’ teaching and avoid the ways of the world. However, we find this hard to do.
The Bible also explains that due to our rebellion against God we have inherited a sinful nature. This sinful nature resists God’s instructions and wants to live this life without God. God in his great love for us is constantly working to draw us back to himself. All of this information is right there in the Bible. If you desire to know the truth, read this one-of-a-kind book.