Famous evangelist Billy Graham has advised Christians to understand Bible better.
When asked for tips on how to better understand the Bible, the evangelical pastor said the Holy Book is the most important text to understand in the entire world, “because it is God’s Word — God’s message — to you, and to all humanity.”
Giving tips to new readers of the Bible, Graham suggested that readers do not begin from the start of the Bible but read the gospels first and he recommended readers to read the Gospel of John in the beginning.
“I suggest you begin with the Bible’s center or focal point, which is Jesus Christ. All the Old Testament points forward to Him, and all the New Testament tells us about Him. He came down from Heaven to forgive us and make us part of his family forever — and through the Bible we discover this great truth,” Graham wrote, adding a reference to John 20:31 that states the Holy Book was “written that you may believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.”
He also suggested new readers to go for a Bible translation that’s easier for them to understand.
Graham said that before beginning to read, “ask God to help you understand what you read.”
“In this way you’ll learn who Jesus was and what he did. But more than that, you’ll discover that God loves you,” the Baptist minister concluded, adding that the Bible is a “great gift.”
“God wants to give you an even greater gift: Jesus Christ. Invite Jesus to to come into your life today.”
Responding to a question posted on his website which said if the Bible needed an update for the 21st century, the reverend said that the Word of God will never need an update because “it tells us truths about ourselves and about God that will never change.”
Explaining the beauty of the Word of God, Graham said, “The Bible should be the most exciting book you’ll ever read! The reason is, this isn’t just another book; it is God’s Word, and through its pages God speaks to us. Think of it: The Creator of the universe wants to talk to you!”