“The historical reason is that in the New Testament we find an explanation for the phenomenon of Christianity. The cultural reason is that the influence of the New Testament has permeated Western and, increasingly, global civilization to such an extent that one cannot be well-educated without knowing what the New Testament says. The theological reason is that the New Testament consists of divinely inspired accounts and interpretation of Jesus’ redemptive mission in the world and forms the standard of belief and practice for the Christian Church. The devotional reason is that the Holy Spirit uses the New Testament to bring people into a living and growing personal relation with God through his Son Jesus Christ. All reasons enough.”