You can cut your reading time and still get almost 100% of the value of this post by skipping the six preliminary paragraphs and jumping straight to the list of ten points.
The ten points show that the Bible is about Messiah (i.e. Christ). Jesus understood it this way, and taught it this way. Therefore, we should see it this way, lest He say this to us: John 5:39.
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