God wrote the Bible. The words in the Bible are from God. These words have been translated into many languages of the world. God speaks to us through the Bible. The Bible was written down over thousands of years as God spoke to His messengers and prophets. Each prophet wrote down what God told them. The entire Holy Bible of the Christians is the true Word of God. It is pure. It is holy. It is not corrupt. You can trust the words of the Bible because they were written from God and protected by God for thousands of years. You can read the truth in your own language.

Take time to read the Bible

You have to take the time to read the Bible. You can read it in your language. God has provided the Bible in many languages because He is a miracle working God. God created all the languages of the world so He knows how to teach the people of the world about Himself in any language. All people of the earth can read His Word in their languages and understand what God is saying to them.

The Bible is the most read book in the world

In the history of the world, the Bible is the most read book. More people have read the Bible than any other book in history. It is a good book. It is a book from God. “Every word of God proves true.” (Proverbs 30:15).

The Bible is the most widely bought book and the book that is most used in literature. All of the great writers of the world have read and studied the Bible. In Universities and Colleges the professors always quote and talk about the Bible. The great writer William Shakespeare quoted and used the teachings in the Bible in many of his plays.

Even people who don’t agree with the Bible have read it

Many people who do not agree with what is written in the Bible, have read it. They want to know what is written in the Bible. Many people try to prove the Bible wrong so they read it to try and find errors or contradictions. But “Every word of God proves true.” (Proverbs 30:15). They cannot find any errors or contradictions.

Reading the Bible will increase your knowledge

“The instructions of the LORD are perfect, reviving the soul. The decrees of the LORD are trustworthy, making wise the simple.” (Psalm 19:7).

The Bible:
“…purpose is to teach people wisdom and discipline,
to help them understand the insights of the wise.
… to teach people to live disciplined and successful lives,
to help them do what is right, just, and fair.
…give insight to the simple,
knowledge and discernment to the young.
…to worship the Lord is the foundation of true knowledge,
but fools despise wisdom and discipline.” (Proverbs 1:2-7).

If you want to be wise and filled with knowledge then you will read the Bible. Very many great writers of the world used many quotes from the Bible. The Bible is the Word of God. The Bible contains the very thoughts and teaching of the Lord. The Bible is the Word of God. “Every word of God proves true.” (Proverbs 30:5).

The Word of Jesus

Many people quote or hear the teachings of Jesus everyday, but they do not know that Jesus spoke these true and good teachings. Here are some teachings that you may have heard but didn’t know were taught first by Jesus:

“Do to others as you would like them to do to you.” (Luke 6:31). This is called the golden rule and people all over the world use this teaching. It is a teaching of Issa, Jesus.

Here are some more teaching that were first spoken by Jesus (Matthew 5:3-12):

“Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.
Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.
Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.
Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.
Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.
Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.
Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness’ sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.
Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.”

Be good to yourself and read the Bible

Don’t be fooled into thinking the Bible is corrupt, or that it is not the Word of God. The Word of God is true. God has protected His word for thousands of years. God would never let His true word be lost or changed. God is too powerful for that. God is too holy and pure and righteous to allow His Word to be changed.

You owe it to yourself to increase your knowledge by reading the Bible. You can learn a lot from reading the Bible. It will improve your English and teach you more words. There are many good reasons to read the Bible.

Jesus is mentioned in many other books but the Bible is all about Him. You can read it online, on your phone, and in your own language.

Many prophets spoke about the future appearance of Jesus the Messiah

All of the prophets of God spoke about the future appearance of Jesus the Messiah. Abraham, Noah, David, Solomon. They all knew and saw the day the Jesus would appear on earth and die on the cross for our sins. Read the Bible and see for yourself. You can read about all the prophets and how they knew and wrote that one day Jesus would be born and save the world from their sins. Only those who put their faith in Jesus Christ are saved from their sins.

© Somali Christian Ministries, 2014
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