The Bible is amazingly small. The Sunday newspaper has more words than the New Testament.
Imagine a book that fits in one hand that describes
- the creation of the universe and man (Genesis 1);
- more than four thousand years of human history, including much recorded nowhere else;
- a comprehensive history of the Jewish nation;
- the lives of forty-seven kings (1 Samuel–2 Chronicles), including such renowned men as David and Solomon;
- more than 300 fulfilled prophecies of the Messiah;
- the birth, life, deeds, words, death, burial, resurrection, and ascension of the world’s Savior (Matthew–John);
- the gospel—its facts, commands, and promises (Matthew–Acts; 1 Corinthians 15:1–4);
- the establishment, growth, and fifty-year early history of the church (Acts–Revelation);
- a comprehensive system of ethics and a daily guide for a happy life (e.g., Matthew 5–7; Titus 2:11–14; 1 Peter 3:10–11);
- organization, leadership qualifications, and rules of conduct for the church (Romans–Jude);
- a missionary plan to cover the whole world in every generation (Mark 16:15–16; Acts 1:8); and
- a prophecy of what happens beyond this life and into eternity (Revelation).
“I have written to you in few words.” Hebrews 13:22
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