I grew up believing the Bible was the Word of God, but over the years I've kind of drifted away from religion and I'm not sure if I still believe in the Bible. After all, most religions have their sacred books, and who is to say that the Bible is any better than any other sacred book? — C.V.
I could give you many reasons why I believe the Bible is unique and you can have confidence in it as God's written Word—but the main reason is this: It alone tells us about Jesus Christ.
You see, the Bible is unique because Jesus Christ was unique. The Bible tells us that He wasn't just another religious teacher or philosopher, nor was He simply a man who went about doing good. Instead, He was far greater than this: He was God in human flesh. He wasn't just a godly man; He was God Himself, who came down from heaven and took upon Himself our human flesh. The Bible puts it this way: "For in Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form" (Colossians 2:9).
Why did God do this? Why did He stoop down and become a human being like us (but without sin)? For one reason: to take upon Himself the judgment you and I deserve for our sins. We deserve to die and go to hell for our sins—but Christ died in our place, and then rose again from the dead. Now we can be forgiven and saved by putting our faith and trust in Him.
I invite you to discover the Bible for yourself—and through its pages, to discover Jesus Christ. God loves you, and the proof is Christ. Ask Him to reveal Himself to you through the Bible—and then by faith ask Him to come into your life.