The Story of the Bible

We might think the Bible is a group of random writings, but it has a uniform message that is fascinating to see. Consider these few thoughts in describing the story of the Bible.

The world God created was perfect and free from evil (Gen 1:31). God told Adam and Eve, “of every tree of the garden you may freely eat; but of the tree of knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die.” (Gen 2:16,17). When they disobeyed God, Adam and Eve were cast out of the garden immediately and began to die physically. In His eternal love and mercy, God set in motion a plan to redeem man from sin. He told the Devil, who tricked man into sinning, “I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your seed and her Seed; He shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise His heel” (Gen 3:15). Thus, a human would be sent to defeat Satan, even though He would suffer in the process. This human would also redeem man from the penalty of sin, restore fellowship between man and God, and make eternal life for man possible. The story of the Bible is the fulfillment of that promise from God. (Heb 2:14, Rom 6:23).

To produce this human that would destroy the work of the Devil, God chose Abraham’s descendants, the nation of Israel, to give birth to this Savior (Gen 12:3). The law given to them by God served as a tutor in preparing mankind for the Savior (Gal 3: 24,25). This explains why so much attention is given in the Bible to God’s covenant with Israel. God is giving a detailed history of the unfolding of His promise to redeem mankind through Abraham’s seed (family). “But when the fullness of the time had come, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under the law, to redeem those who were under the law, that we might receive the adoption as sons.” (Gal 4:4-5) That Son was Jesus Christ.

Any sinner who wants forgiveness and eternal life may find redemption through Jesus. To become a Christian is to fulfill the story of the Bible.