The Bible is God"s holy Word. It is God"s message to us, and it is the most important book in the entire world.
The Bible is the classic works in Christianity, and it provides the British literature with inexhaustible materials. So the Bible has deep influence on British literature. British writers use stories of the Bible by three main methods. First, they quote persons names or stories of the Bible as the characters names or plots of the creations from the Bible directly. Sometimes they make some changes on the original stories. Sometimes they quote stories directly from the Bible as the writing materials. Second, they make use of symbolic meaning of the Bible by some technical such as simile, metaphor and symbolism, so that the stories could exert a great influence on contrasting with the new products. Third, the Bible influences British literature on styles and artistic characteristics. The books retell most of the narratives of the Bible in 411 stories. The books have been marketed in the United States for many years by placing the first volume, which covers the first part of the book of Genesis, in doctor"s offices with postage prepaid post cards included for readers to order the set or ask for more information. Originally written in English, the books have been translated into French and Spanish, and a new revision has been made based on the New International Version （NIV） translation of the Bible.
As the Holy Bible of the Christianity, its own has b artistic charm and great aesthetic value, making it as the source of British literary works creation. The Bible records the merits, the faults and evil of the world, reflects the ancient feelings, implorations and ideals, explores the mystery relationships among God, people and the universe, and studies the philosophy of the relationships between people and people, people and the universe, human destiny and life values. British literary works all embody the Bible in all aspects. Therefore, the understanding of the Bible will further our understanding of British literature, will deepen our appreciation of British culture and ideology, and will make us learn, research and appreciate the British literary works better.
I"ve learnt a story from the Bible about Esau and his brother Jacob. They are twins. However, they are so different in temperament: Esau is rough and honest , and Jacob ideceives. One day, Jacob cooks a stew . At this moment, Esau returns from hunting, very exhausted and thirsty, so he asks for it. But Jacob insists that Esau sell his birthright to him and swear an oath. And finally Esau does as Jacob says.
As we can see , Esau sells his right as the firstborn just for a mess of pottage. It is Esau not Jacob who has the right to inherit what his father owns. At such a low price, he sells it .He keeps his eyes only on immediate needs , without considerating long-term interests , which should be a lesson for all of us.
Esau"s story and lessons also apply to people like you and me , who are living in a complex modern society. We are faced with too much temptation. In such cases, you are likely to be conqured and probably do something stupid. How to avoid this? What you can do ,from my point of view , is to keep your reason, stay cool-headed, think over and figure out a solution which can balance immediate interests and long-term interests.
The Bible is the story of man"s complete ruin in sin and God"s perfect salvation in Christ. The Bible is God"s love letter to us, telling us that, even though we have turned away from God and broken His commandments, God loves us with all His heart and He wants us to come back to Him. The most precious truth in all the Bible is that the Son of God loved us so much that he left heaven and became a man so that He could die on the cross for our sins. We are not saved by what we do for God, but by what God has done for us in the person of His Son. The Bible says，For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.，Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you shall be saved What has come into being in him was life, and the life was the light of all people. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not overcome it.
The Bible is the most important book in the world because it tells us how to be saved. God gave us this wonderful book that we might know the truth about ourselves, about sin, about Satan, about God, and about salvation. From beginning to end, the Bible has one great theme the Person and work of the Lord Jesus Christ. The books of the Bible fall into five main groups: The Old Testament gives us the history of Abraham and his descendants who became the nation of Israel. The great theme of the Old Testament is a promised Savior. Isaiah wrote, For unto us a child is born, unto us a Son is given: and the government shall be upon His shoulder: and His name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. The Gospels tell us that the promised Savior has come. They tell us about the Lord Jesus Christ and what He said and did. The Acts tell about the coming of the Holy Spirit, the beginning of the Church, and the preaching of the gospel the good news that Christ died for our sins and rose again to be our living Savior. The Epistles explain the gospel and tell us how we can be saved and how to live the Christian life. The Revelation tells us how all things will end. Wouldn"t it be wonderful if we had someone who knew all about God to teach us His wonderful book? Well, there is Someone like that. He is the Holy Spirit. The moment we take Christ as our Savior, the Holy Spirit comes to live in us. He lives in every believer, and He teaches us the things of God.