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Why Christians Should Carry A Bible

Why Christians Should Carry A Bible


Posted By on Aug 12, 2019

“ Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.”                                                                                                                                                                (Matt. 5:16).  It is my concern that the vast majority of Christians will soon completely eliminate carrying a physical Bible to worship services.  Technological advancements are culpable of aiding and abetting, the expedition of this reality coming to fruition.  One look around at worship services today and you will see many Christians utilizing their phones [or other electronic devices], in place of Bibles in book form to access God’s Word.  Sadly, Christians have become deeply entrenched in this “hi-tech” age, where Bible apps are the predominant method chosen to reference Holy Writ.  In fact, I have heard believers revel in the countless biblical tools available digitally.  In defense of their exuberance, they contend that it’s beneficial to be able to instantly access numerous Bible resources–to conveniently swipe to a verse, tap on it to locate cross-reference(s), and tap on a word to view original language.  One hi-tech proponent asked me: “If a physical Bible is cumbersome to lug around, out-dated, and lacking all the Bible tools designed to make my Christian life easier; why then should I abandon those modern helps?”  Then added, “We need to move forward with the times and not straggle behind.”     Before I address that position, I want to make a personal observation and also express a growing concern that I have.  In the recent past, the Lord’s day gathering was a beautiful sight to behold, because all my fellow brothers and sisters were carrying Bibles.  I felt a strong sense of unity and oneness with them, because I could see they possessed God’s Word.  It’s disappointing to witness so many professing Christians entering the house of God without carrying Bibles.  I am often left wondering if they have “electronic Bibles” buried in their pockets or purses.  it is further disillusioning not knowing if the person sitting beside me, even possesses God’s Word.   The Christian faith is not a private faith as some erroneously practice, Jesus said: “What I tell you in the darkness, speak in the light; and what you hear whispered in your ear, proclaim upon the housetops.” (Matt. 10:27, cf Matt. 5:14, 16).    The Apostle Paul who was in perfect harmony with the teaching of the Lord, wrote: “that you may become blameless and harmless, children of God without fault in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world” (Phil. 2:15). There are some professing Christians who make it a point to appear indistinguishable from those of the world. ...

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