You search the Scriptures because you think that in them you have eternal life; it is these that testify about Me. John 5:39
These words spoke Jesus, as He encouraged the people to develop the reading of the word of God. Within the pages of the holy writ, are the lessons which will lead people to heaven. But if people don't read the word of the Lord; they won't be pleasing in His sight, nor will they go to heaven.
The bible is to be understood and it is to be obeyed. Far too many don?t know God because they don?t seek Him by reading about His life in the Bible.
The 66 books in the bible are divided by the old testament and the new testament. The new testament is where men are introduced to and taught by Jesus Christ. By a study of the book of Acts, men are shown the church which Jesus established. The old testament isn't for us today, because it was for the nation of the Jews. By reading the old testament, one can see many things done by the Jews which would be difficult today. But the old testament ceased to be binding with the death of Christ upon the cross and we are left with the much better new testament.