Beliefs and ideas about the Bible underpin and are reflected in the ways Christians live their lives, for example, in helping them to decide what principles they live their lives by.
Understanding people’s beliefs can help you understand why they think and act the way they do.
Understanding these beliefs helps you compare and contrast what others believe, including thinking about your own beliefs and ideas.
Many of the world’s great religions have a book, or books, which they consider to be sacred writings
A sacred book may contain the history of the religion, including the life of the founder and other key figures, and the main beliefs and teachings about how people should live. In Christianity, the sacred book is the Bible.