St Augustine’s Church 2018
Christians believe the bible to be the inspired Word of God and it’s content can be trusted (but it may in places can be difficult to understand).
The bible is divided into two sections both made up of several books written by different authors.
The Old Testament -
The New Testament -
The Bible -
The Bible was originally written in several different languages which have been translated over the centuries into many modern languages. At one time it was very dangerous to read the bible in English because it was said that Latin was the only true bible language. People we killed, sometimes burnt alive just for owning a bible in English. Which was not logical because the Latin bible was also a translation from the original text.
So important was it to have the bible in their own language people were willing to take the risk. Even today in some parts of the world people are still killed for owning a bible and believing in it’s contents.
Today we a very fortunate because of discoveries such as the Dead Sea Scrolls and many other finds we are able to read the bible in our every day language based on translations from many very old sources. The amazing things is that these ancient text confirm the accuracy of translations over the ages
These are some of the modern Translations:-
The Good News Bible -
The New International Version -
This is the version we have available at St Augustine’s at no cost to you.
The Message -
The Authorised Version -
New King James Version -
The Bible -
Christians believe the bible to be the inspired word of God.
Over a period of 1400 or more years and about 60 different writers each contributing smaller books which are assembled into the bible. That God guided the thoughts of these different writers to record the history of the Hebrew (Jewish) nation plus teachings and prophetic revelations.
Although it may not be obvious at first, the bible centres on one person that is Jesus. God’s son the bible teaches existed before the earth was formed. Indeed the bible states the it was Jesus who was involved in creation. Jesus , who is God became a man and walked this planet, spoke about the Kingdom of God, gave powerful teaching , was crucified and then rose from the dead.
It is logical that an all powerful God who is the only and Creator God would ensure that the book that speaks for His kingdom would indeed be The Word of God.