Friday, February 27, 2015 4:06 AM

The Purpose of the Bible

Friday, February 27, 2015 4:06 AM
Friday, February 27, 2015 4:06 AM

The Bible was given to bear witness to one God, Creator and Sustainer of the universe, through Christ, Redeemer of sinful man. It presents one continuous story – that of human redemption. This story is a progressive unfolding of the central truth of the Bible that God in His eternal counsels was to become incarnate in Jesus Christ for the redemption of fallen man.

The unfolding of this central truth of redemption is set forth through history, prophecy, type and symbol. This revelation of human redemption through Christ orients man in the larger framework of God’s plans for him in the ages of time, as well as the divine purpose for him in eternity.[1]



[1] Unger, M. F. (2005). The new Unger’s Bible handbook (Rev. and updated ed.) (13). Chicago: Moody Publishers.

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