The Introduction to the Bible Series consists of five episodes designed to present God and the Bible to those who have little or no knowledge about them.
Over the last several decades, church attendance in America has declined dramatically and many churches have deemphasized teaching directly from the Bible. Coupling these with changes in public education content has caused common knowledge of God and the Bible to also decline dramatically.
These episodes are meant to give a basic introduction to the Bible. They show the physical structure of the Bible being 66 writings which are called books. These are separated into two parts: 39 of the books are in the Old Testament and 27 are in the New Testament. The Old Testament tells the history of the ancient Jewish people, and the New Testament tells of the life and teachings of Jesus.
Overall, the Bible is a love story of God and his people. It is the greatest love story ever tolD.
The Bible consists of 66 writings which are known as “books.” It is separated into two parts often called the Old Testament and the New Testament. The Old Testament are the sacred writings of the Jews and the New Testament are the sacred writings added by the Christians.
The Bible is a “library” provided by God to tell about him, his characteristics, and his desires. It is the authoritative and direct source of information about God. There is no other reliable base source.
The library consists of these areas:
• Creation: The stories of creation are found in Genesis Chapters 1-11. These tell of the creation of the entire universe and mankind’s very early history.
• History: The Old Testament stories tell of the history of the Jewish people from the time of their founding father, Abraham, until they return from exile in Babylon and Persia. The New Testament stories tell of the history of the Christian Churches from the time of their founding after the death of Jesus until about 68 AD.