Most people in the religious world believe thatis the canon of Christianity, that one must hold on to the Bible and base one's belief in the Lord entirely on the Bible, and that one cannot be called a believer if one departs from the Bible. So is a belief in the Lord and a belief in the Bible one and the same? What exactly is the relationship between the Bible and the Lord? The Lord once reprimanded the Pharisees with these words, "Search the scriptures; for in them you think you have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me. And you will not come to me, that you might have life" (John 5:39-40). The Bible is merely a testimony of God, but it does not contain eternal life. Only God is , the way and the life. In that case, how do we look at the Bible in a way that accords with the Lord's will?