The Reason for the Bible

And many other signs truly did Jesus in the presence of his disciples, which are not written in this book: But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name.

John 20:30-31

Many have wondered what the purpose of the Bible is.  Why did God choose to write all of these things down?  Why did He choose to include the things that He chose to include?  Why did He tell us some things and not tell us other things?  What is the purpose of the Bible?  These verses in the book of John have the answer for us.

“…these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name.”  That is the purpose of the Bible.  That is why God chose to write down for us the things that He did.

He did many other things that He chose not to have written down.  We did not need to know those things.  He wrote down what we needed to know to believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God.  He wants us to have life and that life comes only through His name.  He gave us all we need to believe in Him.  He wrote down many prophecies in the Old Testament that pointed to His coming.  When He came, He wrote down all of the things that fulfilled those prophecies.  He wrote of many of the miracles that He performed.  He wrote of His death, His burial, His resurrection, and His ascension back to Heaven.  He wrote of the church that He left to carry on His work.  He wrote of the future and what will happen in the end.  He wrote it all that we would believe and that we would have life through Him.

Do we believe?

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