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Why The Bible?

Why The Bible?

As spiritual beings we need a spiritual environment to live and grow in, and it is God himself who is our true environment. (“In Him we live and move and have our being” Acts 17:28). So we must expect God to teach, guide and draw us into his own life and love throughout history.

The Bible is the record of that developing relationship between God and his people. He doesn't simply dictate words and laws, but inspires a personal vision of truth and goodness in the hearts and minds of prophets as he builds up the community of people who live in a covenant of friendship with him.

At the heart of what God reveals and does through the People of Israel is the growing knowledge that someone is coming—The Messiah—who will bring the fullness of God's life to all mankind and put things right  after the disaster of sin. So the Bible is not a book that can be read in vacuum. It only has authority and only makes sense as the written record of God's Word handed on through the Tradition of God's People in the Church. And we can only understand its full meaning in the light of Jesus Christ.

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