Posted by: Truth and Consequences 101 | March 18, 2013

What’s “The Bible” all about?

Millions of people are watching “The Bible” miniseries on The History Channel. The production is not necessarily accurate in its depictions of biblical events, but rather is a dramatization of those historical events, similar to a child’s book of Bible stories.

In a prior post, I wrote down five points that would be clear to someone who watched the first episode of “The Bible.” You can read about them here: http://tinyurl.com/cp22llk. In this post, I want to make clear what “The Bible” is really all about; it’s about God’s creation, man’s rebellion, and God’s ultimate sacrifice to redeem man and the creation.

Here, from my friend John Barber, is a concise explanation of what “The Bible” is really all about:

God says “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.”  Maybe you lied, took something that didn’t belong to you, or simply lived for yourself rather than for God.  Regardless, once you sin, God says “the wages of sin is death.” That means eternal separation from God in a place Jesus called Hell. Now most people don’t want to admit they’re sinners. But God says, “If we say we have no sin we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us.”
 
But here’s the Good News. Jesus did 3 very important things for us. First, he lived the perfect life all of us were supposed to live, but did not.  The Bible calls Jesus the “spotless lamb of God.”  Second, he died on a cross and there paid the penalty for our sins so that we don’t have to. On the cross, Jesus said, “It is paid.” Third, he rose from the dead, conquering death so that we can have eternal life; and a full and meaningful life now. Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life…” Everything Jesus did is practical for you when, by faith, you trust on him. To ‘trust’ means to believe that what Jesus did in his life, death, and resurrection he did for you personally, and that what he did, is all you need to have the gift of eternal life.

There you have it, the gospel message, which is really what “The Bible” is all about. All who place their trust in Jesus Christ, and in Him alone, will receive the gift of eternal life; forgiveness of their sins and an inheritance imperishable among the saints, laid up for us in Heaven, where moth and rust and thief cannot corrupt, or rust or steal.
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