Lesson 1.1 | About the Bible—Can the Bible Help You?
If the Bible was authored by God, it should be like no other book ever written.
If it was written by men, can it rightly be called the Word of God? Whose thoughts does the Bible contain?
Four factors prove that the Bible is meant to be understood by all people.
Listed here are the 66 books of the Bible in the order used by most translations. The book name is followed first by the chapter number and then by the number of the verse.
Would you expect ancient holy books to harmonize with modern science? The Bible does just that.
Human efforts to predict even the near future are notoriously ambiguous and unreliable. Bible prophecies, in contrast, are far-reaching, detailed, and always come true.
Why would people risk their lives to read or just own a Bible?
The Bible is a collection of books written by different men, in different places, at different times, yet it claims to have just one Author, and it presents a unified message.
How did one individual whose youth was shaped by the ideologies of atheism and Communism come to appreciate the Bible?
Stephen McDowell was a violent young man, but a murder that he did not commit made him resolve to change his life.
Lesson 1.2 | Who Is God, the Creator?
The Leningrad Codex is the oldest complete version of the Hebrew Scriptures. Also, see images of the Nash Papyrus, the Great Isaiah Scroll, and more.
See translations from five centuries that have rendered the divine name in various ways.
Is he the God of just one people, such as the Israelites?
People may think that God has names that include ‘Allah,’ ‘Alpha and Omega,’ ‘El Shaddai,’ and ‘Jehovah-Jireh.’ Does it matter what we call God?
Does believing that God has always existed violate common sense?
Does the Bible contradict itself when it says in one place that “no man has seen God,” and in another place that Moses “saw the God of Israel”?
Does the Bible teach that God is everywhere? Why can you be confident that he resides in a specific place, yet also knows you personally?
What made a street fighter from Mexico want to transform his personality?
Lesson 2.1 | Who Is Jesus?
Enjoy learning basic facts about this Bible book, the first of the four Gospels.
The shortest of the Gospels, Mark’s account provides a glimpse of Jesus’ future rulership as King of God’s Kingdom.
What information does the Gospel of Luke contain that is unique?
John’s account highlights Jesus’ love for mankind, his example of humility, and his identity as the Messiah—the future King of God’s Kingdom.
What did Jesus say about his position in relation to God?
Why do we need Jesus to plead for us? Is belief in Jesus all that we need to be saved?
Since the Bible does not specifically comment on Jesus’ marital status, how can we know whether or not he was married?
What can we learn from Jesus’ behavior and attitude towards women?
The Bible says that Jesus was “made alive in the spirit,” so how could his disciples see and touch him after he was raised up?
Could there be more than one Messiah?
This deeply religious woman finally found Scriptural answers to her questions about why we die and what happens after death. Learn how the truth changed her life.
Lesson 2.2 | Who Are the Angels?
There is no better place to look for reliable answers about angels than in the Bible.
How many of them exist? Do they have individual names and personalities?
What are demons? Where do they come from?
How does the Devil influence people, and how can you avoid his traps?
Are you curious about spiritism? If so, it would be good to ask, is spiritism helpful or harmful? Are there any hidden dangers?
The Bible says that the Devil was cast out of heaven. Where is Satan now?
Is the Devil just a principle of evil that exists in humans, or is he a real person?
When teacher and student changed roles, Doris Eldred found satisfying answers to her questions about life.
Lesson 2.3 | Why Did God Create Humans?
The fact is, many educated people—including a number of scientists—question the validity of the theory of evolution.
Are there scientific errors in the Bible?
Is it in heaven or a real place on earth? Who can live there?
Many believe their lives are controlled by fate. Do our choices have a bearing on our success in life?
Have you ever wondered, ‘What is the purpose of life?’ Learn how the Bible answers that question.
Luis Alifonso wanted to become a Mormon missionary. How did studying the Bible change his goals and his life?
Ivars Vigulis built his life around the fame, glory, and thrill of motorcycle racing. How did Bible truths have an impact on his life?
Lesson 3.1 | Why Do Suffering and Evil Exist?
The Bible promises a time when many people will be resurrected from the dead, just as Lazarus was.
Are some sins worse than others?
Is it something inside you? Will it live on after you die?
Many people believe that hell is a place of eternal torment where the wicked are punished. But is that what the Bible teaches?
Many have asked why a loving God would permit so much suffering. The Bible provides satisfying answers!
Mayli Gündel stopped believing in God when her father died. How did she gain true faith and find inner peace?
Lesson 3.2 | How Does God Save Us From Death?
How does the ransom provide redemption from sin?
What is the way to salvation? And what is a person saved from?
The Bible provides five steps that can help you to forgive someone.
Consider what the Bible says about how to receive God’s forgiveness.
You might be surprised at who will be brought back to life.
The Bible promises that those who do God’s will can live forever. Consider three things he wants us to do.
How did a successful career woman, a gambler, and a man disillusioned with life find true happiness?
Lesson 3.3 | How Will God End Suffering and Evil?
What does the Bible mean when it says that “the kingdom of God is within you”?
Learn what you can expect when God’s government rules over the earth.
Learn how God promises to bring world peace by means of his Kingdom.
The Bible foretold many things that together would identify the last days.
The prophecy of the “seven times” in Daniel chapter 4 pinpoints a critical time for human rulership.
How did studying the Bible help a social activist learn the source of true change for mankind?