Sunday morning we heard from Bro. L.D. Fletcher. He spoke about the Word of God. The power of the Word. I was reading the news this morning, and saw the front page of Time Magazine.
The Case for Teaching the Bible.
The writer wrote the following after seeing a teacher teach a bible class in a public school:
I could find little to object to here and much to admire. Here was a conservative teacher going way beyond The Bible and Its Influence, but not in a predictable direction. She name-checked the Crusades, avoided faith declarations and treated the Bible as a living document to be pored over rather than blindly accepted. She even managed to fit in other faiths. Moving on through the Sermon on the Mount, she pulled out another sheaf of papers. "So I'm gonna give these examples of Golden Rules from different cultures. Read 'em and share 'em with the class." They ran from Buddhism to Baha'i. And most did sound a lot alike. Shouted one girl: "The Golden Rule remix!"
Obviously, we know that God cannot be compared to man-made "gods" such as Buddha. If they studied hard enough they would see that there is no other name. I have never seen Buddha mentioned or any other "god" mentioned in the bible. But I have seen the name of Jesus in the bible. That should tell you something!
He also wrote this:
And, oh yes, there should be one faith test. Faith in our country. Sure, there will be bumps along the way. But in the end, what is required in teaching about the Bible in our public schools is patriotism: a belief that we live in a nation that understands the wisdom of its Constitution clearly enough to allow the most important book in its history to remain vibrantly accessible for everyone.
Can't people see that this bible hold so much more than just stories? If this was just a book of fiction and untruths how has it lasted this long? How has it become the most important book in history. His Word is timeless. The fact that the bible is still in existence and more alive now than ever before speaks of the power of the Word. The words in this book come off the page and work among us. It is a living thing that moves throughout this universe and covers all. It is life itself.
L.D. Fletcher made this statement that speaks it all!
We need to let the Word come off the pages and into our hearts and lives.
Every time a teacher teaches about the Bible, a hungry student will want to search deeper and find out for themselves. That is the awesome thing about the Word of God. It can't just be told to you. Once you hear it, it stays with you, If you accept it as truth, God will place a hunger in you to look for more truth. That is the power of the Word! It is alive and living within me!