I think I’m going to try doing something. When Thursday rolls around I am going to make a concerted effort to make that day decidedly theological. I will give a thought… quote… or Scripture reflection for the purpose of drawing whoever may read this blog some encouraging words of theological nature.
So here’s my first offering… The Bible.
The Christian Bible is the standard, rule, and guide for all those who name Jesus as their savior. It is a book written over the span of thousands of years, by scores of writers, in three languages, yet it never once contradicts it’s self.
Over the ages people and governments have tried to destroy and erase it from existence. It is illegal to have a copy of it, or even a portion of it, in many countries around the world. Yet for all the machinations of men, the Bible is still the most popular book ever written and it will never be destroyed.
The Bible is full of history, poetry, and prophecy. The Bible is a (1) book which contains 66 other books. There are 39 books in the Old Covenant (A.K.A. “Old Testament”) and 27 in the New Covenant (A.K.A. “New Testament”). All 66 books are in complete harmony and agreement.
The Bible is God’s Word. By His Spirit, God breathed it into the mind of men who wrote down what God gave them. The Bible is living. The Bible is active. The Bible reveals the innermost thoughts of those who read it. The Bible will be what God uses to judge the living and the dead on the last day.
The Bible is the most precious book in the world. People have died defending it’s message and taking it to those who have never read it. People have dedicated their lives to translating the Bible into ever language people speak all over the globe. Men have dedicated their lives to understanding one verse… one chapter… one book of the Bible.
The Bible is where we encounter the God of the Universe. The Bible is what we are to read to become more like God.
Quotes about The Bible: “When you read God’s Word, you must constantly be saying to yourself: ‘It is talking to me, and about me'” (Soren Kierkegard).
“It is not at all incredible that a book that has so long been in the possession of mankind should contain many truths yet undiscovered” (Bishop Butler).
“The word of God well understood and religiously obeyed is the shortest route to spiritual perfection. And we must not select a few favorite passages to the exclusion of others. Nothing less than the whole Bible can make a whole Christian” (A.W. Tozer).
“The Bible is a harp with a thousand strings. Play on one to the exclusion of it’s relationship to the others, and you will develop discord. Play on all of them, keeping them in their places in the divine scale, and you will hear heavenly music all the time” (William P. White).
“Most people are bothered by the passages they don’t understand. I am bothered by the passages I do understand” (Mark Twain).
“The Bible is worth all other books which have ever been printed” (Patrick Henry).
“The Word of God hidden in the heart is a stubborn voice to depress” (Billy Graham).
“It is impossible to govern rightly without the Word of God” (George Washington).
“Another century and there will not be a Bible on earth” (Voltaire). “Voltaire expected that within 50 years of his lifetime there would not be one Bible in the world. His house is now a distrobution center for Bibles in many languages” (Corre Ten Boom).
Thank you for the reminder of just how precious the word of God is to me personally, and to our society as a whole. I like your new idea.