Monday, August 14, 2006

“A Bible that is falling apart usually belongs to a person that isn’t.”

A George Barna survey showed that, in a typical week:

22% of evangelical Christians do not read the Bible at all.

Thirty percent read it only once or twice a week.

The Gideons, who put million of Bibles in hotel rooms every year, say this about the Bible:
The Bible contains the mind of God, the state of man, the way of salvation, the doom of sinners, and the happiness of believers. Its doctrines are holy, its precepts are binding, its histories are true, and its decisions are immutable. Read it to be wise, believe it to be safe, and practice it to be holy. It contains light to direct you, food to support you, and comfort to cheer you.

The Bible is God’s word and it is available, culturally relevant, historically accurate, valuable, and holy. How should that change the way we read it?

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