What’s the Bible all about?

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The Holy Bible means a lot of things to different people. Opinions are as diverse as follows:

  • It’s a book not to be toyed with or taken lightly.
  • It’s a book used to enslave the mind of people to make it easier to control and bear rule over them.
  • It’s a book of morals and code of conduct for the society.
  • It’s a book handed down to man by God through the prophets and the apostles.
  • It’s a book that tries and judges sinners.
  • It’s a book for the infidels.
  • It’s a compilation of opinions by men like you and me to strike fear into others.
  • It’s book to hoodwink people about a god that doesn’t exist in order to control them.
  • It’s a book of mysteries about the world.

Whatever your opinion is about the Holy Bible, the book you’ve got in your hands is meant to open the eyes of your mind to the reality and necessity of the messages as they relate to human co-existence.

The Holy Bible is a compass for directing the foot-steps of every human being towards enhancing communal and mutually beneficial human interaction for the greater and longer-term good of mankind.

Starting from Genesis and going through the Bible to the book of Revelations, the central message can be summarised as:

  • Do what is right, don’t do wrong.
  • Do what is good, don’t do what is bad.
  • Put yourself in other peoples’ shoes and do unto others as you would want others do to you.
  • There are consequences for every choice you make and every action you take; be it good or bad.

In essence, the Bible is a book of laws and rules of moral and ethical code of conduct that has the capacity to enhance attitudinal and behavioural decorum for social order and peaceful coexistence of the human race.

You’re welcome to learn more as you read along.

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About Biodun3

Biodun Samuel Adepetu lives in Lagos, Nigeria with his wife and friend of over twelve years, his multi-cultural neighbours, and their innocent but exciting children, in a simple African neighbourhood with everyday sounds, sights, and smell. He too has had his share of Western education, first at the University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University), then at the University of Ado-Ekiti, both in Nigeria. He is also a professional member of the National Institute of Marketing of Nigeria, the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria, and the Project Management Institute, Pennsylvania, USA. He loves reading, writing, music, travelling, and photography.
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