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Why is the bible important to Christians?

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RE COURSEWORK Why is the bible important to Christians? The Bible is an important book to Christians, it is a declaration of their beliefs. It represents a holy book, and a source of authority. Christians believe God speaks to them through the Bible. The Bible is split into two sections, both these sections are equally important to Christians. The Old Testament is very important because, it show's where Christianity originated from. Its root's are in Judaism and Jewish history. The first 5 books are known as the Pentateuch or Torah and are believed to have been written by Moses. The first book of the Old Testament records the Christian account of Gods creation of all things. ...read more.

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The New Testament is a record of the life and teachings of Jesus and forms the foundation of the Christian church.The old and new testaments confirm and complement each other. The purpose of the gospels is to show conclusively that Jesus is the son of God and so there is a lot written about his works and miracles and this is a fundamental part of Christian belief. This is followed by the book of Acts, which shows how Christianity spread around the world Most of the other books of the New Testament were written by Paul. Most of the writings of Paul are in form of letters to different churches, to encourage and strengthen their faith, even as it still does in churches today. ...read more.

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Christians believe that the whole bible shows Gods plan for his people, for the start of the bible which is genesis to the end of the Bible which is revelation. Many Christians believe that the book of revelation is very important because it talks about what is going to happen in the end times when Jesus come down to earth to take his people to heaven. Christians believe the bible is inspired by God; the bible is used in prayer, teaching, instruction, correction and, as can be seen in 2 Timothy 3:16. The central theme and purpose are the spiritual welfare of man. Christians consider the Bible to be sacred and some Christians stick to ever word of the strictly whilst some others are more flexible in their interpretations. ...read more.

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