What is the Bible all about? One simple question and yet there exists so many unnecessary complicated answers.
I’m not saying there are no complexities within the Scriptures, I’m saying the Bible has only one main storyline with many subplots feeding into that one storyline.
The main storyline of the Bible is simple, it’s world redemption, and how God works through history having all things conform to His plan and purpose for all He created.
Paul the apostle explains God’s purpose like this; “making known to us the mystery of his will, according to his purpose, which he set forth in Christ as a plan for the fullness of time, to unite all things in him, things in heaven and things on earth. (Ephesians 1:9-10).
God’s purpose toward which all history is headed has always been to unite all things together under Christ. After his resurrection, Jesus plainly states “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me” (Matthew 28:18). All believers are commissioned to tell this story.
The Simple Biblical Storyline
In reading the biblical storyline we are guided through the many twists and turns of the main plot and the numerous subplots that all point directly and indirectly to Jesus Christ as the promised Messiah and Lord Redeemer of the entire world.
The Story Simply Stated
The Bible is a collection of divinely inspired books, letters, and poetic literature that tells the story of God’s pursuit of humanity made in His own image and likeness. The story begins with creation and continues the narrative from the fall of our first parents Adam and Eve in Eden, through the history of God’s covenant people. This includes individuals, families, communities, and entire nations.
The prophetic promises and covenant declarations about redemption point to a Messiah who, reclaiming planet earth and all its inhabitants (Psalm 24:1-2) who place their trust in Him, reconciles all things in heaven and earth to God.
To this end, all global current events have always been and still are being guided by God. All things always conform to the counsel of His will for His purpose (Ephesians 1:11). The Holy Spirit invites whosoever will, to come and be a part of what God has always been saying and doing.
Come As You Are
By an act of simple God-given faith, following simple instructions (the Scriptures), anyone can experience the miraculous results that accompany a life completely surrendered to Christ, who is the only hope for a lost and hurting world.
“The Spirit and the Bride (the Church) say, “Come.” And let the one who hears say, “Come.” And let the one who is thirsty come; let the one who desires take the water of life without price.” (Revelation 22:17)