Saturday, 1 September 2007

Profound influence of Bible on individual’s life

The importance of the Bible not only to the church but also to individuals is emphasised by the Sydney Anglican Archbishop, Dr. Peter Jensen, in his monthly column in the Southern Cross publication.

The profound influence of the Bible, Dr. Jensen wrote in the Sydney Anglican monthly publication, has the power to shape the worldview of those who read it.

“More important, it has shaped the way we see the world and live in it,” he wrote. “There are many testimonies to the power of the Bible to bring people to a knowledge of God.”

Despite the Word of God being described as a ‘chief evangelistic weapon,’ he said the challenge, as in the past, was making available for all to access it.

However, unlike the past the Church could now use contemporary means of communicating, in addition to books, the Word to everyone through listening as well as viewing it.

“…We want people to have access to the Word of God in their own language. Books remain an easily transportable and accessible way of communicating knowledge.

“But books are not alone … If we wish to make the Word of God well-known, we may expect to use contemporary means of communication so that all will have access. For some this will mean reading, for others viewing or listening.” Read more
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ha said...

The Bible - What They Forgot to Tell You!
"Believing is easier than thinking. Hence so many more believers than thinkers." Bruce Calvert
http://www.bibleislam.com

Darren said...

mmm, so bibleislam is full of sharp thinking is it?

Just having had a brief glance I notice a few problems. Bible contradictions would reflect badly on the Quran (which refers us back to it, although often gets details from the Bible wrong) and all listed on the site have suitable answers. Also massive problem with God's justice on the comparison page. In the Bible God DOES show mercy to Adam and Eve, but they are from then on fallen. But on the comparison on the website God forgives them etc - yet allows death to enter the world. That doesn't seem fair. So is (according to biblelisam.com at least) Allah grossly unfair?