Should You Get a Bible?
by Sanctified Brother
Yes. And read it. Please understand the Bible is unique in that it was written thousands of years ago, with an estimated 40 authors from diverse backgrounds, over a 1,600 year period. It includes more information than most other literature does and flatly ignores other information deemed important by other writers.
The Bible won’t always please you: it’ll probably annoy you, frighten you, and confuse you—especially if your lifestyle and opinions differ sharply from what the Bible teaches. Still, read it anyway. It’ll be good to get God’s perspective on everything He created. That way you won’t have to worry about the misinformation, political slant, provincial bias, tel-lie-vangelists (that is, corrupt televangelists who preach “feel-good” lies to mislead the sheeple who follow them), or any other ideology that can frustrate your understanding of the Bible.
There’s a catch: you can’t just pick it up and read it from cover to cover—from “in” to “amen”—like your typical literature found on Amazon.com. You have to believe that God is truly the Creator of all things who wants the best for you and not look to find reasons to discredit God through the Bible (“See, God doesn’t like women!” “What kind of loving God would allow people to suffer?” “If God is such a good god, why did he burn up the Sodomites?” “If God…”). Believe that God knows more than you. Pray that God helps you understand the message He has contained in the Bible and that you act accordingly.
Give it a try. See how it works out for you.