Wednesday, April 16, 2014

What's in the Bottom Drawer of Your Night Stand?

A new George Barna poll finds a sharp increase in the number of Americans who consider the Bible a book written by men rather than God. Even among self-proclaimed Christians, only twenty percent read the Bible regularly. And the number of Millennials who are skeptical of the Bible has doubled since 2011.

At the same time outside the U.S., the number who want a Bible, but don’t have one, is exploding—the Voice of Martyrs reported their Bible waiting list is 200,000. While these Bible-less believers wait, the average American Christian's Bible sits in the bottom drawer of his/her bedside table, gathering dust!

French philosopher Voltaire wrote in 1728 that in 100 years the Bible would have passed out of history as people became more enlightened. Since then, more than 5 billion Bibles were printed and sold. Voltaire is dead now, but “the Word of God is active and living” (Hebrews 4:12); and one of Voltaire's houses later became a printing and storage center—for Bibles.

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