Understanding the Bible in the 21st Century
Throughout its long and difficult journey, the Bible has successfully withstood the many assaults levelled against it. Forbidden in the Middle Ages, bombarded with higher criticism during the 19th century and grossly neglected in the 20th, the Bible nonetheless continues to offer humankind sure hope and guidance.
Although many writers authored the Bible, the perceptive reader gradually becomes aware of one great mind at work permeating its pages from Genesis to Revelation. No wonder the apostle Paul reminded early Christians that the Holy Scriptures are the "oracles of God" (Romans 3:2).
Our studies are designed to help you become familiar with the priceless treasure of the Word of God.
Free 12-lesson Bible Study Course from the United Church of God, Australia. The Bible is filled with advice to help you in your career, marriage, family relationships, finances, friendships, and every other major aspect of life. But for many people, understanding the Bible can be difficult. It doesn't have to be! Discover life's answers in this free Bible Study Course...
Angels exist to serve “those who will inherit salvation”. They are invisible, and we tend to forget their role in carrying out God’s purpose and plan. We’ve all heard stories of supernatural intervention—you may have your own stories. Many angels have been assigned to serve our needs, and their tasks may change with circumstances.
This study guide examines some of the interesting and profound verses that give insight into these servants of God. The Scriptures have much to tell us on this fascinating subject.
To much of the scientific world today, the universe is a great mystery—and a fortuitous, evolutionary accident. Indeed the predominant model of the universe leaves the Creator entirely out of the picture. We know the Bible tells a much different story, however. This series of articles explores the creation of the universe as recorded in the Bible and examines how a great deal of scientific research—instead of contradicting the Bible—actually confirms the truths God inspired to be recorded in the Bible.
The study of archaeology can help fortify faith. It allows us to take a fascinating journey back in time to study the stones and artifacts that bear mute but compelling witness to the truth of Scripture. This series examines the discoveries that parallel and illuminate biblical accounts.
Evidence from archaeology is one great proof of biblical accuracy, and it is the focus of this series of articles. We offer you a sampling of the evidence that is available—documentation showing that details of the people, places and events described in the Bible—many of them mentioned only in passing—have been verified by archaeologists and historians.
The Bible is the world's best selling book...yet, in spite of the Bible's popularity, it has also been described as the world's most misunderstood book. Have you been one of those who have found the Bible difficult to comprehend? Do you wish you knew how to better apply its timeless principles, how to use it to build a right relationship with its author, your Creator? This eye-opening booklet will examine seven keys that will help open up this Book of books to your understanding.
Can you believe the Bible? What is this book, really? Is it only a collection of ancient legends and literature, as many believe? What about scientific discoveries that "disprove" the Bible? These are crucial questions. Humanity faces challenges that threaten our very existence, yet all too often we ignore the one source that actually has the answers. Shouldn't we, then, check to see if this source really is true? This eye-opening booklet discusses these vital questions and helps you find the answers.
Increase your Bible knowledge with our online Bible Commentary. Designed to help you organise your personal study of the Old Testament, each chapter is considered in its historical and textual context to bring out the purpose and meaning of the inspired Word of God. Understand the Bible like never before, and enrich your Daily Bible Reading program!
Many religious people embrace the idea of loving others as themselves but remain blissfully unaware of how the Bible defines love. As a result, they do not understand the necessity of putting into practice the biblical principles that determine the success or failure of their relationships.
We hope this booklet will inspire you to so appreciate the wisdom of God that you will look to His commandments as your standard for behaviour. This is the example set for us by Jesus Christ (John 15:10; 1 Peter 2:21; 1 John 2:6).