What is the Bible About?
It’s a bit challenging to tell what the Bible is about in a 700-word blog since the Bible itself has 783,137 words in the King James Version. But I’ll try.
God’s interaction with mankind
Let’s focus on God’s interaction with mankind. The Bible begins with the story of how God created the entire universe, the earth, and everything that lives on the earth. That includes Adam and Eve, the first humans.
So that is the first point in God’s interaction with us: He created us.
In the beginning, God put Adam and Eve in a lovely spot called the Garden of Eden, where they had a perfect relationship with Him. But things went wrong when Adam and Eve sinned. That was the end of the perfect relationship because God cannot tolerate sin in His presence.
So here is the second point in God’s interaction with us: he could not interact with us as before because sin had entered the world.
Adam and Eve were expelled from the Garden of Eden, and the story goes on from there. The fact is that God still loves us despite our sins. He is our Father. He calls us His children. The rest of the Bible has one central theme, God’s desire to restore fellowship with mankind.
The Bible is the story of God’s unrelenting effort to restore a perfect relationship between Himself and mankind
The next many points of God’s interaction with us is how He made a provision for restoring complete fellowship with us. That is what the rest of the Bible is about.
As you read through the Old Testament, you will learn about how God chose the descendants of a man named Abraham to be his people, through whom He would restore fellowship. These people are the Jews, and the Bible contains a great deal of information about their history.
You will read this history, and you will also read the magnificent books of poetry that the Jews wrote. You will read about the prophets God sent to show people the way. Everything you will read will tell you about God’s plan for restoring fellowship with us humans.
After you have read about three-fourths of the Bible, you will come to the New Testament, and that is where everything ties together.
The New Testament tells us about how God sent His son, Jesus Christ, to save us from our sins so that we could have perfect fellowship with Him. You will learn that Jesus Himself is the provision that God gave to restore fellowship with us.
You will learn that everything in the Old Testament is about Jesus. Jesus confirmed this when He appeared to His disciples after His resurrection. He told them,
These are the words which I spoke to you while I was still with you, that all things must be fulfilled which were written in the Law of Moses and the Prophets and the Psalms concerning Me. And He opened their understanding, that they might comprehend the Scriptures. Luke 24:44-45
The last point of God’s interaction with man is still in the future. It will take place when we meet Him in heaven. When you read the last two chapters of the Bible, you will see a magnificent description of what awaits us.
Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people. God Himself will be with them and be their God. And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying.
There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away.” Rev 22:3-4
Heaven is the place where there is no evil, where there is no sin, where there are no tears, where the streets are made of pure gold, and where there is no sun or moon because the glory of the Lord provides light.
The Perfect Place
The Bible begins with the story of how God created us and put us in a perfect place. It ends with the vision of our future home in heaven, our perfect place to reside with Him forever.