Contributed by Keith Foskey on Apr 4, 2005
“The Protection of the Bible”
Martin Luther made this statement: “Mighty potentates have raged against this book, and sought to destroy and uproot it – Alexander the Great and princes of Egypt and Babylon, the monarchs of Persia, of Greece and of Rome, the Emperors Julius and Augustus – But have
Contributed by Sermon Central on Dec 8, 2005
Q. Who was the greatest financier in the Bible?
A. Noah. He was floating his stock while everyone else was in liquidation.
Q. Who was the greatest female financier in the Bible?
A. Pharaoh’s daughter. She went down to the bank of the Nile and drew out A little prophet.
The Bounty’s Bible
The English ship Bounty, commanded by Lt. William Bligh, journeyed to the South Pacific in 1787. Many signed on considering the voyage a trip to paradise. Bligh appointed a young friend, Fletcher Christian, to the post of second in command. The Bounty stayed in Tahiti for 6
Contributed by Eric Ferguson on May 12, 2008
The Valuable Bible
A story was told of a man who loved old books. He met an acquaintance who had just thrown away a Bible that had been stored in the attic of his ancestral home for generations.
“I couldn’t read it,” the friend explained. “Somebody named Guten-something had printed
Contributed by Mark Eberly on Sep 23, 2008
Washing in the Bible
A worship station is set up. There are two but they are the same thing. Water is a powerful cleansing agent and symbol. In the temple, the priests washed their hands and their feet every time they led worship to symbolize their initial baptism when they were set apart for
The Pitcairn Bible
The story of the Mutiny on the Bounty has been told many times and has been made glamourised by the 1962 film starring Trevor Howard and Marlon Brando in the lead roles. But the one part of the story that is not so well known is the transformation on Pitcairn Island of the
Contributed by Dave Kinney on Dec 6, 2008
ARCHAEOLOGY AND THE BIBLE
John McRay wrote the handbook on Biblical archaeology. He studied at Hebrew University, Vanderbilt University of Divinity and University of Chicago. He now is a professor of N.T. archaeology at Wheaton Collage. In His masterpiece "Archaeology and the New Testament," he
Contributed by Johnny Wilson on Feb 9, 2009
BIBLE BY THE NUMBERS
The number 40 is an important spiritual symbol in the Bible.
Noah’s flood -- 40 days and nights
Moses on the mountain -- 40 days and nights
Elijah in the wilderness headed for Sinai/Horeb to hear the still, small voice -- 40 days
Jesus tempted in the wilderness for 40
Contributed by Sermon Central on Feb 13, 2009
Americans are among the world’s most ’Bible-literate’ people with Spaniards, French and Italians among the least, claims a Catholic Biblical Federation study. The 9-country poll (U.S., Britain, Germany, France, the Netherlands, Russia, Italy, Spain and Poland) found Americans are
Contributed by Bobby Scobey on Mar 3, 2009
AUGUSTINE AND THE BIBLE
For 2,000 years the Bible, often unaided by any human intervention, has transformed the lives of those who read it, many times dramatically so. St. Augustine is a good example. For most of his life he was a famed academic in the Roman Empire. He was very successful in
THE BIBLE LEAF
A little boy opened the big family Bible at home. He was fascinated as he fingered through the old pages. Suddenly something fell out of the Bible. He picked up the object and looked at it closely. What he saw was an old leaf that had been pressed in between the pages.
Contributed by Don Jones on Apr 1, 2009
During my days in New England, I heard of a teacher who quizzed a group of college-bound high school juniors and seniors on the Bible. The quiz preceded a Bible-as-literature course he planned to teach at the Newton (Massachusetts) High School, generally considered one of the
Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 14, 2009
THE BIBLE AS HOLY
The Bible is deemed a holy book by 84% of the U.S. public. Although 84% of Barna Research respondents described themselves as Christian, 7% did not consider the Bible to be sacred, while 38% of adults who do not consider themselves Christian categorized it as such. Most
Contributed by Terry Laughlin on Apr 16, 2009
The Bible says, “…be joined with his wife.” (Genesis 2:24) “Joined” (dāḇaq) means to cling to and stay with. The application is something sticking together and when used in a marriage relationship it is a man clinging to his wife, no matter what life throws at them and she sticks with
Contributed by Sean Harder on Jun 24, 2009
A BOY AND THE BIBLE
A little boy opened the big old family Bible. He was fascinated as he fingered through the pages. Suddenly something fell out. It was an old leaf that had been pressed between the pages.
Contributed by Sean Harder on Jul 8, 2009
Emperor Menelik II was an African ruler who defeated the Italian army at Adwa in 1896 and established the nation of Ethiopia. He believed that the Bible had the power to cure illness, and he would eat a few pages of it anytime he got sick. He suffered a stroke in 1913, after
THE BIBLE CHALLENGE
During a question and answer session at a recent speaking engagement, a university student asked, "Why do you believe that the Bible is the inspired word of God?"
What is so special, so unique about the Bible that Christians believe it is literally the inspired word of
Contributed by Billy Nale on Oct 19, 2009
GENERATIONS AND THE BIBLE
A new research report from the Barna Group examines recent nationwide studies on how different generations of American adults view and use the Bible. For the purposes of this research, the Mosaic generation refers to adults who are currently ages 18 to 25; Busters are
Contributed by Sermon Central on Feb 6, 2010
THE BIBLE IS A SURVIVOR
The inspiration of the Bible is seen in its unique survival. All through history it has been a hated book for certain people because of its claim to be the word of the living God. But in spite of all attempts at times by emperors, dictators and totalitarian governments to