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IT’S BANNED BOOKS WEEK! READ A BANNED BOOK – the BIBLE!

The American Library Association has dedicated a site to Banned Books Week – this year Sept 24 through Oct 1.

I agree!  Read a banned book – the Bible!  Read this paragraph from this site:

The Bible and The Koran were both removed from numerous libraries and banned from import in the Soviet Union from 1926 to 1956. Many editions of the Bible have also been banned and burned by civil and religious authorities throughout history. Some recent examples: On July 1, 1996, Singapore convicted a woman for possessing the Jehovah’s Witness translation of the Bible. A 2000 US government report reported that Burma (also known as Myanmar) bans all Bible translations into local indigenous languages. (The military dictatorship of that country also required modems to be licensed, so residents of Burma, like NetNanny users, are not likely to see this page.) Distributing Bibles, along with other forms of proselytizing by non-Muslims, is also banned in Saudi Arabia, according to this State Department report. (An email correspondent told me a few years ago that a sign at a Saudi Arabian airport customs stated that arriving travelers should surrender their non-approved religious books to officials before entering the country. A more recent correspondent tells me that the Saudis generally allow western families to bring in their own Bibles, if they do not bring in more copies than expected for personal use.)

Why read the Bible?  It claims to be God’s Word and the source for eternal life and salvation.  This blogger believes it!  Try it out for yourself!  The Bible says, “O taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him”  Ps 34:8 (KJV)  Paul exhorted Timothy to “Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.”  II Tim 2:15 (KJV).  Finally, it is the Bible that provides the promise of salvation if any person repents of sin, asks forgiveness of God and trusts in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior:

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.  John 3:16 (KJV)

Check it out.  Prove God wrong – if you can!  Start with the Gospel of John.  Here’s a site with various translations of the Bible. (King James, New King James, Revised Standard Version and New International Version are best)  Here’s how to find out more about eternal life and salvation in Christ!

 

About Elwood Sanders

Elwood "Sandy" Sanders is a Hanover attorney who is an Appellate Procedure Consultant for Lantagne Legal Printing and has written ten scholarly legal articles. Sandy was also Virginia's first Appellate Defender and also helped bring curling in VA! (None of these titles imply any endorsement of Sanders’ views)

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