Discussion in 'Spirituality/Worship' started by deecrossett, Oct 10, 2002.

  1. deecrossett

    deecrossett New Member


    The Bible is not an amulet, a charm, a fetish or a book that
    will work wonders by its very presence. It is a book that
    will work wonders in every life, here and hereafter, if acted
    upon and obeyed in faith and sincerity. It is God's inspired
    revelation of the origin and destiny of all things, written in
    the simplest human language possible so that the most
    unlearned can understand and obey its teachings. It is
    self-interpreting and covers every subject of human knowledge
    and need now and forever. As a literary composition, the
    Bible is the most remarkable book ever made. It is a divine
    library of 66 books, some of considerable size, and others
    no larger than a tract. These books include various forms of
    literature - history, biography, poetry, proverbial sayings,
    hymns, letters, directions for elaborate ritualistic worship,
    laws, parables, riddles, allegories, prophecy, drama, and
    others. They embrace all manner of literary styles in
    human expression.

    It is the book that reveals 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 binding,
    its histories true, and its decisions immutable.

    Read it to be wise, believe it to be safe, and practice it to
    be holy. The Bible contains light to direct you, food to
    support you, and comfort to cheer you. It is the travelers
    map, the pilgrim's staff, the pilots compass, the soldier's
    sword, and the Christians charter. Here heaven is opened,
    and the gates of hell disclosed. Christ is its grand subject,
    our good is its design, and the Glory of God its end. It
    should fill your memory, rule your heart, and guide your feet
    in true righteousness and true holiness.

    Read it slowly, frequently, prayerfully, meditatively,
    searchingly, devotionally, and study it constantly, persever-
    ingly, and industriously. Read it through and through until
    it becomes a part of your being and generates faith that
    will move mountains.

    The Bible is a mine of wealth, the source of health, and a
    world of pleasure. It is given to you in this life, will be
    opened at the judgment, and will stand forever. It involves
    the highest responsibility, will reward the least to the
    greatest of labor, and will condemn all who trifle with
    its sacred contents.

    Author Unknown