God doesn't require us to read it in order to be a Christian. Not saying it's not a good idea though.
...and pay particular attention to how Christ lived and how he treated people. Christianity was never meant to be an excuse for intolerance and hatred.
The entire Bible is equally important. The Old Testament points to the New Testament, and it is the history of the Christian people. The Ten Commandments are in the Old Testament. The lineage of Christ is detailed in the Old Testament. The Old Testament fore shadows the coming of Christ. Every Christian should read the Bible every day: how else will we know what is in it?
Gee, all these new-fangled ideas. I miss the days when you got burned at the stake for translating the Bible out of the Latin.
Hey, it made certain only the "right" people actually knew what was going on in there.
Well done !
Which is still able to read Latin today !
No, not today, but back in high school I could.
I'm not going to be X-tian, but I read the synoptic gospels and Revelations once.
If you're going to be a heretic you should immerse yourself in the bible for a few years.
But it's pretty long and hard to get through - besides, the preacher tells you all the important parts anyway.
I'm ok with it. I figure our preacher gets all the important stuff.
O Sean, o proselytizing, preaching Sean