The Uniqueness of the Bible
The Bible is unique in its circulation. The Bible has always been a best seller since the printing press was established. It has been translated into more than 2,000 languages. All Scripture is God-breathed [inspired] and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work (2 Tim 3:16-17).
What exactly does it mean when we say the Bible is inspired or God breathed? It means this book has no equal among all the other books of the world. Today we might say that a musical artist was inspired when he wrote a song or a speaker was inspired as he spoke, but that is using the word inspired in a much different way than the Bible uses it. When connected to the Bible it means God is the origin of the words, the originator (see 2 Peter 1:20-21).
Theodore Roosevelt once said, “A thorough knowledge of the Bible is worth more than a college education.” If you read the Bible you will discover, as 2 Peter 1:3 declares, God’s divine power [that is God’s Word] has given us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of him who called us by His own glory and goodness. The Bible is more than a book about an ancient man who shook up his culture and died years ago. This book is about Jesus Christ, the Savior of the world.
The Blessing of Freedom
I am sure you would join me in thanking God we live in America. We live in a land of freedom, a land where so many people have given so unselfishly to protect and preserve this land. Freedom is a wonderful blessing and it should never be taken for granted in our lives. There is another kind of freedom and it too came by way of sacrifice.
God sacrificed His Only Begotten so we can experience the freedom that sets us free from sin (Romans 6:17-18). When you read through the Bible you become aware how Satan tries to imprison people with their sin. Therefore, it should not be difficult to conclude that the Evil One is still at work trying to bind our souls with sin individually, and in some ways even the soul of our great nation.
God judged rebellious attitudes in the past and this should be a warning for any nation or people. There were nations that thought they were free but developed a perversion in their attitude toward God and demonstrated their independence. Pharaoh said it this way, “Who is the Lord that I should obey Him?” God has drawn an antiseptic circle around home, marriage, family and warns us of going beyond that circle. Judgment Day is coming (2 Corinthians. 5:10) and God wants to set you free from sin. He tells us now, “Today is the day of salvation” (2 Corinthians 6:2).