ďFor all flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the
flower of grass. The grass withereth, and the flower thereof
falleth away: But the word of the Lord endureth for ever.
And this is the word which by the gospel is preached unto
Peter 1:24-25 Peter is placing his emphasis here
the fact that, unlike menís lives, Godís word is eternal.
The new ďhate crimesĒ bill passed in congress
and signed into law by Obama is just another attack on the
Bible. You say ďHow is that possible RonĒ? For those of you
who arenít already aware of the agenda behind such a bill
Iíll tell you. Homosexuality and the promotion of same are
behind this bill. This bill effectively levyís strict
punishment upon anyone who speaks against homosexuality.
Well guess what? God speaks against homosexuality as well as
all sin. So, this is just another attempt to rid us of the
Book that can and has changed lives.
Interesting isnít it? The word of God has
endured for thousands of years and yet the naysayers
continue with their attacks. Theyíre always around to
contradict Godís word. Much too frequently for my liking.
There isnít one day that passes without reading somewhere
that someone is telling us the Bible is a bunch of fanciful
stories for entertainment purposes alone. Itís not to be
read as Godís word, after all it was written by men and we
all know where that will get us. Itís just a bunch of hooey.
They come and go,donít
they? Who are they anyway these foolish people who wonít
believe the truth? Even though the Bible has endured for
thousands of years people still canít,or
significance of such a humanly impossible accomplishment.
Think about it, here we have men writing what
God has given them to write down and for the most part these
men did not know each other. Yet as you read through the
Bible as a believer you will shortly come to realize hat it
is Godís inspired work. Thereís no doubt Heís the author; we
find its one integrated design from cover to cover. Only the
Holy Spirit could have supernaturally accomplished such a
How do we explain to the unbeliever that the
Bible is true? Well how about telling them how long it has
endured and then ask them if they know of any of manís works
that have endured as long. Just in case they come up with
something like the writing of Plato or Homerís Odyssey or
Iliad, let them know that they arenít even close to the long
standing presence of the scriptures. No other writings will
stand up to the test of time especially after what the Bible
had to endure to stay around Ďtil today.
When we come to the realization that the
Bible has been the object of such persecution itís a wonder,
no itís a miracle itís still with us. The Bible has been the
most bitterly hated book in all history. For the last two
thousand years manís hatred of the Bible has been
persistent. Man with all his knowledge has been determined
to rid the world of such a horrendous influence corrupting
the minds of men. Every possible effort has been made to
undermine faith in the inspiration and authority of the
innumerable enterprises have been undertaken with
determination to consign it to oblivion. Yet it remains the
most beloved book of all time. Just how is that possible?
Could it be that the Bible is supernaturally protected?
Supernaturally is the only explanation, God
wants His word available to all people. Some countries just
refuse to even allow it to be a part of their society.
Imperial edicts of past rulers have been issued to the
effect that every known copy of the Bible should be
destroyed, and when this measure failed to exterminate and
annihilate Godís Word, commands were given that every person
found with a copy of the Scriptures in his possession should
be put to death. Hoards of Christians were put to death for
their disobedience in notrelinquishing
their Bibles. The very fact that the Bible has been so
singled out for such relentless persecution causes us to
wonder at such a unique phenomenon.
Saudi Arabia is one of those countries in the
Middle East that will not allow the Bible into
their country and the punishments for disregarding this
edict are severe. Donít let that discourage you; many people
put their lives on the line to get the word of God into the
hands of those who seek His truth. Some are successful in
their distribution attempts,othersarenít.
God rewards the diligent, successful or not.
Why does the Bible receive such treatment?
Well itís really quite simple. The scriptures convict men of
their guilt and condemn them for their sins. We see groups
of people today that are determined to either eliminate the
Bible all together or at the very least they want tochange
the wording to fit todayís advanced civilizations. The
concentrated efforts of the Emergent church, and the
contemplative spirituality crowd, are focused on ridding
mankind of this book of antiquities which they say is full
of myths,but they
will utterly fail. God is in charge and unless He says
ďThatís it, my word is goneĒ, then it will remain completely
It is humanly as well as supernaturally
impossible to rid the world of Godísinerrant
word. Every engine of destruction has been hurled at it to
destroy Godís word yet the Bible stands firm and resolute.
Is there an army defending the Bible? Is there a King
defending Godís holy word? I say yes. An army of angelic
hosts defend it against the powers of darkness. Our King the
Lord Jesus holds sway over His word and no supernatural
demonic creatures of evil will prevail against it.
It seems that in just about every field of
academia there stands a huge throng of individuals ready to
condemn the most important and influential book of all time.
Only a relatively small amount of these folks actually honor
or revere the Bible. The cities of the ancients were lighted
with bonfires made of Bibles, and for centuries only those
in hiding dared to read it. How then, can we account for the
survival of the Bible in the face of such bitter
persecution? The only solution is to be found in the promise
of God. ďHeaven and earth shall pass away, but my words
shall not pass away.Ē
During the first three centuries AD the Roman
Emperors tried desperately to destroy any and all vestiges
of Godís Word. One of them, named Diocletian, believed that
he had succeeded. He had so many Christians put to death and
destroyed, that when the lovers of the Bible remained quiet
and stayed in hiding, he was sure he had ended the Christian
religion and destroyed their God.
Diocletian was so ecstatic at his victory
over those hard headed Christians that he ordered a medal to
be struck inscribed with the words, ďThe Christian religion
is destroyed and the worship of the gods restored.Ē But
Diocletian was wrong and the Bible and Christianity are both
thriving today. And we all know where Diocletian is spending
Missionaries and Bible smugglers have just
about covered the globe with Bibles in almost every
language. To this very day Bibles are being supplied either
openly or in secret tojust
about every country the world over. It canít be stopped by
man, and it wonít be slowed by the forces of evil. God is
behind this venture.
The Roman Catholic Church played its part in
attempting to rid the world of the word of God to the point
that if you were found with a Bible you were tortured and
killed. That persecution ended with the Reformation at the
close of the sixteenth century and the Word of God was again
given to the masses in their own language. Bibles today are
plentiful here in America; even secular bookstores
carry the Bible. Why? Because the Bible has been, and
remains to this day, the bestselling book of all time.
Whether for profit or for God,the
Bible is being distributed. Does Jesus care whether or not
His word is distributed through secular bookstores? ďAnd
John answered and said, Master, we saw one casting out
devils in thy name; and we forbad him, because he followeth
not with us. And Jesus said unto him, Forbid him not: for he
that is not against us is for us.Ē
Luke 9:49, 50.
God will use whatever means He wishes to get His word out.
What do we see happening today, attempting to
dismiss the Bible as foolishness? Evolution. Scientists
claim there is no god;that
we evolved from pond scum millions, or is it billions,of
years ago. They change it so often Iím never sure any more.
So what good is the Bible if we werenít created by a god?
Since we evolved the Bible is useless. Oh sure thereís a few
profound quips that might be useful but for the most part
itís just a very irritating and defamatory book. It
ridicules our lifestyle and promotes nonsensical ideas of
love and hope. Itís just foolishness and itís not needed
here in the enlightened 21st century.
The lie of evolution has been grossly and
satanically fed to the worldís populace for many years now.
Every day the Bible comes under attacked and
from many different directions,and
what is accomplished with these attacks? Nothing, God wonít
let His word become of no effect. He knows how much we need
it. And like I said,until
Heís ready for it to disappear no attack will ever remove
His word from our lives. The Bible has been horribly
mistreated. It has been burned, thrown into the ocean and
drowned, locked away, ripped out of our hands, and torn to
pieces, yet never destroyed. Godís word endures; Godís word
All the attacks on the Bible are of a satanic
nature,and all of
the attacks will enviably fail. There will come a time when
Godís word will seemingly disappear from the land. All those
whoíve ignored it or tried to eliminate it so as not to be
confronted with the truth, as well as those whoíve read it
but disparaged it, will all regret their foolishness one day
The souls of those who are foolish enough to
dismiss the Bible as hooey and who have placed their faith
in man instead of God will also endure forever, but in a
place of torment Where their worm dieth not, and the fire
is not quenched.
Mark 9:48. Paul says ďBut we preach Christ crucified,
unto the Jews a stumblingblock, and unto the Greeks
1 Corinthians 1:23.
Now after all Iíve just written about Godís
word being indestructible this part of my commentary may
seem a little confusing to some of you. ďBehold, the days
come, saith the Lord GOD, that I will send a famine in the
land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of
hearing the words of the LORD: And they shall wander from
sea to sea, and from the north even to the east, they shall
run to and fro to seek the word of the LORD, and shall not
find it.Ē Amos
Godís word will endure forever;we
know that from Peterís proclamation in the 25th
verse in the first chapter of his first epistle. But God
whoíve rejected His word, will, in the last days, seek it,
but they wonít be able to find it; God is going to keep it
from them. There will be a famine for His word (similar to a
famine of food or water and just as necessary) all because
of the rebellious nature of those whoíve been left behind.
There are always consequences to our
foolishness. In the case of those who are perishing the
consequences will be severe. Pick up your Bible before itís
too late. Study Godís inerrant word. Trust in the Lord and
His word and accept the truth. Or, ignore Godís word at your
God bless you all,
All scripture is from the KJV