There are several ways to read the Bible text where the Scriptural contents (as much as is possible) are presented in the order of a chronological time line.

I personally enjoy the one pictured here, but here is a link to a fine list of other options that you may wish to consider.

My Summary of Today's Daily Bible Reading

To read the entire Bible straight through only takes about 70 hours, but who has got the time and stamina to do that? 

My summaries take about two minutes to read, but the complete daily portions only take the average reader about fifteen minutes to read.

I do believe that the Holy Spirit inspired over forty writers to compose the sixty-six books contained in the Bible in a period stretching over one thousand, four hundred years. I am not surprised, but I am amazed at how well they are all in agreement. I believe that the original documents are inerrant and the theology of Bible is infallible. I adhere to the literal, grammatical-historical interpretation of Scripture. My belief system can be described as fundamental, conservative, evangelical Christianity. I have enjoyed being a "born-again" Christian since about 1972.

Click here to read my "Summary of the Entire Bible" in 600 words.

DISCLAIMERS:

1. WHILE I DO MAKE REFERENCES TO OTHERS' PUBLICATIONS AND QUOTATIONS, ALL COMMENTS AND OPINIONS EXPRESSED AND QUOTES PRESENTED ARE SOLELY THE RESPONSIBILITY OF CHARLES VAN DEURSEN AND DO NOT NECESSARILY (IMPLICITLY OR EXPLICITLY) REPRESENT THE OPINIONS OR VIEWPOINTS OF ANY OTHER ENTITIES.

2. I, Charles Van Deursen am not infallible. I am not an adviser, counselor, commentator, Biblical or theological scholar. I have composed and published everything on this website for the reading and listening enjoyment of my visitors.

I could make unintentional mistakes. Do not accept, apply, believe, or practice anything that I publish on this site without first conducting your own thorough global research; especially by (at least) taking the time to read the passage for yourself.

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My purpose for publishing a daily two minute Bible reading summary is:

1) To encourage born-again worshipers of Jesus to allow the Holy Spirit of God to sanctify them and to continuously develop an ever closer relationship with God. *

2) To interest readers to take the time to read the whole passage for themselves,

3) To help some that have fallen behind or are starting late to catch up,

4) To help the readers' comprehension of the passage, and

5) To motivate me to remain active in my personal Bible studying.

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* Salvation comes before sanctification.

To become a "born-again" worshiper of Jesus (also called becoming "saved" from eternal damnation) a person must first be called by God. A person will know he/she is being called when he/she senses a deep desire in his/her soul to be right with God. (Sinners are not naturally drawn to God on their own, in fact, sinners, by nature always run from God.)


To be "saved" means that a soul calls on the mercy of God for salvation, knowing that he/she could never be good enough, sacrifice enough, or pay enough to be saved.

Receiving Jesus' salvation is a miraculous simultaneous process of:

-a sinner's admission of total wretchedness,

-the inability to save himself/herself, 

-his/her need for a merciful Savior,

-his/her recognition and declaration that Jesus is the Son of God who became the sacrifice to redeem all who would believe,

-repentance of his/her sinful ways, and

-his/her making a conscientious yielding of his/her will to His control for life.

 

There is no exact prayer required for salvation. Anyone who calls on the Lord will be saved. However, a model prayer for salvation could be something like this:

 

"Father in heaven, I admit that I am a sinner. I cannot save myself. I believe that Jesus is the Son of God that came to earth, lived a sinless life, and suffered a sacrificial death to pay for my sins. I believe that You raised Him from the dead on the third day, that He ascended to heaven and is sitting at Your right hand. Upon this confession, I ask You to please forgive me of all my sins and fill me with Your Holy Spirit. In Jesus' name I pray, amen."

 

Following this step the Holy Spirit will begin a sanctification process of changing you with the ultimate goal being to make you Christlike. This process will not end until you arrive in heaven.

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