What is the significance of the Bible?

Both the Old and New Testament form the basis of Christian belief and Christianity. Since its beginnings the Bible has undergone many changes, be it by misunderstanding, deliberate falsification or by translation errors.

Christian spirit teaching does not interpret the Bible literally since the language of both the Old and New Testament to a large extent is a symbolic one. Just consider the parables of the Gospel: Christ explains the essentials of his teaching in symbols.