What is the Bible?

The Bible is God’s Word.  The Old and New Testaments, comprising 66 books, make up the Bible.  While written down by men it is what God says to us.  The Bible is “the final authoritative guide for faith, doctrine, and conduct.”*  So while culture changes, and with it morals and values, God’s Word does not change. It is relevant and true, speaking with authority to every culture and generation.  The Bible is about one main Person – Jesus Christ, and it tells one main story – the story of God’s great love for us, how far we’ve gone from that love and the extent to which He’ll go to bring us back.

* Church of the Lutheran Brethren Doctrinal Statement of Faith, Paragraph A.