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The BIBLE

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First, it is more than just “a book.”  It is a “library” of 66 books¹.

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What else is it? And how seriously should we take this library?

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Big questions…For more use the DOOR.

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   It is commonplace to call the Bible a “good book” whether people have read it or not. Often as adults we’re unsure of just how to talk about it. How does a person respond to someone that considers it nonsense filled with material irrelevant to modern people.

   Is the Bible unique among other books, or just the best of many religious texts?

   These are serious questions that are hard to answer. In the next post, we will identify a website we like that will give responses¹ to common questions that a Christian is likely to be asked about the Bible.

   This will not be just a list of “answers.” Tough questions have been looked at over and over for centuries. You should not look at what’s said in this source as fill-in-the blank answers, but a way to begin, or review, what–as a Christian–what you’ve been taught before.

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   ¹ Some Christian traditions add more books. In thinking about, sharing, and discussing the Bible (1) consider what you learn or “know” is not necessarily rock-solid among many thinking people. It won’t be, though it may satisfy your needs. (2) Further, you should be aware that “challengers” or skeptics, if they are honest, usually have big questions about what they believe that are hard to describe.