Jan 22 2013

SOUND BITES: Something to chew on that is good for the soul™: THE INFLUENCE OF THE BIBLE

Original post at http://soundbitesministry.blogspot.com/2013/01/the-influence-of-bible.html

Yesterday at the Inauguration President Obama took the oath of office while placing his hands on two Bibles. We are told that one of those Bibles was owned by Abraham Lincoln and the other was owned by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  It doesn’t so much matter that they owned the Bible; what matters is that they were inspired and influenced by the Bible.

Dr. Jerry Wiles, in a booklet entitled Inspirational Highlights of the Bible in America, wrote, “One of the most amazing things about the Bible is the discovery of how little most people know about it at the beginning of the twenty-first century. Even in America, with all the various translations and versions that are available, most people have never read the entire Bible even once. However, reading through the whole Bible was a fairly common practice in the early part of our nation’s history. In order to have a well-rounded education in Americatoday, it’s important to know something of how we got the Bible, the history and influence of the Bible in America, and most of all, the content of the Bible itself. We can get to know its content by reading it for ourselves. Spending only fifteen minutes a day we can read through the entire Bible in one year.”

The Apostle Paul admonished the Colossians, “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom.” May it be so for both the leaders and the people of this great country. 

-- Rev. David T. Wilkinson


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