Bible is not just a book
I read in The Guardian Thursday, July 9 - “Keep religion in churches?” by Darryl Blake. And I thought it’s like hiring a carpenter and telling him, “Do not bother to bring our tape measure or the square. Just a saw and a hammer will do.” Yes we can choose the God or gods we will serve.
I went for a drive in my old car and on the way I drove past these cemeteries. It reminded me of a Bible verse – Hebrews 9:27 “And it is appointed unto men once to die”.
Not many would argue with that but the rest of it says “after this the judgment”. The Bible is not just another book. It is the word of the Creator of heaven and earth. Philippians 2:10 says, “that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven and things on earth and things under the earth; And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.” There is another verse not many would argue with: Proverbs 27:1 “Boast not thy self of tomorrow for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth.”
One of the cries of the world is “Give us a Bible”.They want to learn about a saviour that died for our sins and arose from the grave, and offers us forgiveness for all our sins. One of the greatest invitations given to humanity is found in Matthew 11:28 “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden and I will give you rest.” Let us be thankful we live in a land where the Bible has been respected. Today we are drifting – we are losing our anchor. God help us Henry MacDougall, St. Peter’s Bay