The Bible contains 66 separate books, which were written by thirty six men who were chosen by God to script His words. This took place over 1600 years and the evidence is in the events and the purpose of the scriptures. The purpose of the entire Bible is to tell us about our condition of being separated from God because of our sins, God's plan to bring a Savior to die in our place for our sins, Jesus' birth, life, death and resurrection, that God's prophecy has taken place and about our invitation to belong to God as His adopted children through acceptance of Jesus Christ as our Lord and our Savior. The Bible is God's written Word to us. It was written by human authors, under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. “Above all you must understand that no prophecy of Scripture came about by the prophet's own interpretation. For prophecy never had its origin in the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.” 2 Peter 1:20-21. (New International Version) Breakdown of the Bible 36 human authors inspired entirely by God over 1600 years. 66 separate books 39 Old Testament Genesis- The creation of the world, sin, flood and birth of Israel Exodus to Esther- History of the nation of Israel (This is where many people have a problem. These books are concerning the nation of Israel and God's dealings with them and their enemies. Not laws for us today.) Job to Proverbs- the books of poetry and wisdom Isaiah to Malachi- Prophecy or foretelling of the future events to come. 27 New Testament Matthew to John - Four Gospels representing the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ now with all authority in Heaven and earth. Acts- Birth of the Church (The Bride of Christ) Romans to Jude - Letters to the Churches Revelations - The ultimate future plans for: The Church, Heaven, Hell, a New Heaven and a New Earth.