The Book
of books


The word Bible simply means the book, so it's prefaced by the definite article, meaning the Bible isn't meant to be read as one book among many competing books, it's the book. For an icon at the hub page I choose the child Christ, highlighted in royal purple, this is because Jesus taught that the law and the prophets (meaning the entire Old Testament) is about Him. Nearly everyone owns or has access to a copy of the Bible, for example, the Gideon society has been placing copies of the scriptures in hotels for over 100 years. The entire Greek and Hebrew scriptures are available for download without charge, in addition Bible societies gift copies of the book of Psalms across the country.


Jordan Peterson, an agnostic and clinical psychologist, described the Bible as "deep," and by deep he meant "everything is referencing everything else." Describing the Bible as an interconnected thing, as if it were a brain made of synapses, firing electrical and chemical signals through an intricate network of human hardware. Though deep writing, like deep waters, are dangerous. How many readers, Christian or otherwise, have gone into Bible reading with the best intentions, only to come out holding radically different perspectives. It's not so much the authors fault as it is our own mistakes, since just as some people are strong swimmers, navigating the choppy waters of idioms, hyperbole and genre, others are swept beneath the waves.

So, having access to a copy of the Bible is like taking account of our tools, not necessarily a self contained how to guide teaching you the proper use of the tools. For a how to join Christian churches across the country, starting here in Unapologetic and my Through the Bible commentary of the scriptures.

 

― Tyrone Cormack