I certainly don’t think proof of your conversion can be based on whether or not you’ve read the entire Bible from Genesis to Revelation. With that out of the way however, I’d like to encourage you to set a goal of reading through the Bible in 2013. While I don’t think you are an apostate if you haven’t read through the Bible, I do think it should be every Christian’s desire to read God’s Word. We believe Jesus’ words spoken to the Evil One in the wilderness right?: “Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God.” And this sentence, God’s very words, had already been recorded in the book of Deuteronomy, God’s very Word.
So, if you believe that we don’t just need cheeseburgers to live but the Word of God, why not commit yourself to actually read every word of God recorded for us in the 66 canonical books we call the Bible? If you can’t get through it in one year, try two, or if necessary three. The point is the Bible isn’t just for you to get information but it was written for our transformation (I’m sure I should cite someone here but I’m not sure who said something similar to this!). If God uses His own precious Word to transform you isn’t it to our great detriment to waste so much of our year on Facebook, Twitter, television, movies, etc., while our Bibles remain unread? Won’t you commit to being a student of the Word in 2013?
There are already tons of great plans out there. Here’s a post by Justin Taylor that has several plans. Here’s a plan from Denny Burk. Here’s a plan from Grace For Sinners that will have you go through the whole Bible twice and the NT Epistles four times.
So there you go. Get a plan and stick with it! Print it out, keep it in your bible, post it on your fridge, set reminders in your phone, whatever you need to do! Here’s a helpful reminder from John Piper on why you should “Read the Bible More and More.”