The Bible is a book of stories of God, of people, of morals, of places.
But mainly it is a book of instruction for us who read it.
If you have got this far, I praise God for His goodness to you,
that you might yet come to know Him in a spiritual way. God is real, the
characters in the Bible were real, the stories are true and the purpose
of God in providing the Bible through all His many writers is to bring
you to the knowledge of Him that you might be saved.
You know, we read in the newspapers and see on television, disasters
that occur world-wide; floods in Bangladesh, earthquakes in Japan, bush
fires in Australia, California and sometimes here; and nearer home, all
the killings in Richmond, Natal. However, these are events that happen
to other people, they hardly affect us.
My dear friend, I beseech you, please understand what is going to happen to you, nothing on this earth is more certain, you are going to stand before your Maker one day and you are going to be judged for your actions while in your earthly body.
If you have read this far, you might consider that I am trying
to frighten you, and you are probably a little frightened aren't you? Please
my friend, realise that you being frightened is caused by your uncertainty
of where you will be going after the death of your earthly body. Please
come to the realisation that you can have wonderful freedom from this fear,
freedom that makes you want to sing and shout and tell others about it.
If God becomes real to you, you will need to change, to fit in with His expectations of you. His expectations are laid out in that living entity called the Bible.
If you read His word and do what He wants you will be saved from the second death.