The reason given by most people for not reading their Bible is that it’s boring and too hard to understand. This expression presumes the scriptures are a work of fiction, rather than absolute truth, and not important. However, most would agree that a true story is more compelling than a fictitious one. The central theme of the Bible affects every person of Adam’s race. It explains the conflict in every way of life, including yours. It explains why the world is the way it is. It answers the questions, how did I get here and what is the purpose of my life? Most importantly, it is a personal love letter sent directly to you from God. “For God loved the world so much that he gave his only Son so that anyone who believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.“(John 3:16) The Bible is the most accurate book of historical antiquity found anywhere in the world. It provides a spellbinding view of the future explaining God’s purpose for creation. “Declaring the end and the result from the beginning and from ancient times the things which have not yet been done, Saying, ‘My purpose will be established, And I will do all that pleases Me and fulfills My purpose.”(Isa. 46:10) The Bible is the living Spirit of God that speaks directly to you for direction, and comfort in times of need. It delivers a vivid view of things to come; if you know what the Bible says you know what your future is. “When the Holy Spirit, who is truth, comes, he shall guide you into all truth, for he will not be presenting his own ideas, but will be passing on to you what he has heard. He will tell you about the future.”(John 16:13)
There is a mistaken idea that parts of the Bible are only figurative and can’t be taken seriously. That mortal man wrote the Bible, so, therefore, it is full of errors and shouldn't be trusted. Jesus rebuked this idea many times. “Jesus answered, “You are so wrong! You don’t know what the Scriptures say. And you don’t know anything about God’s power.”(Matt. 22:29) He called men fools for not believing the prophets. “Then Jesus said to them, “You are such foolish, foolish people! You find it so hard to believe all that the prophets wrote in the Scriptures!”(Luke 24:25) Jesus battled hell, by simply quoting scripture, and so can you. “Jesus ate nothing for 40 days and nights. After this, he was very hungry. The devil came to tempt him and said, “If you are the Son of God, tell these rocks to become bread Jesus answered him, “The Scriptures say ‘It is not just bread that keeps people alive Their lives depend on what God says.”(Matt. 4:2-4)
Knowledge of the Bible is a must if we are to make any sense out of this upside down world we live in. There are four ages the blog title refers too. 1) “The antediluvian age” from Gen. 1, thru the flood of Noah, Gen 6. 1700 years of ancient history. 2) “The present age,” which, includes generations alive today, Gen. 6, thru Rev.20. 4000 years of documented history, and counting. 3) “The age to come,” is the millennium, 1000 year earthly reign of Christ, after His second coming. It's interesting to note that the thirty to forty-something generation of today, is called the millennials. The last period the Bible contains is, 4) “the age of the ages” Eternity, a world without end. There is more than enough existing information in the Bible to hold your attention if you believe God inspires every word. “The whole Bible was given to us by inspiration from God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives; it straightens us out and helps us do what is right.”( 2Tim. 3:16) For more about your relationship with God read “Study More” found on this website.