Bi­ble is not just a book

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - EDITORIAL -

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

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