Our teen years are marked by learningÂ to develop our own ideas. We makeÂ decisions for ourselves, based on what weÂ can determine from information aroundÂ us. Here is something for you to consider:
The Worldâ€™s Best Seller
Some university professors sneer at theÂ Bible, confidently affirming that it is anÂ irrelevant relic from a former age. EvenÂ a few religious leaders give the Bible aÂ thumbs-down rating as if it was quicklyÂ losing its popularity and relevance.
Maybe you are allowing others toÂ influence your thinking against theÂ Bible. With all the hype of anti-BibleÂ books flooding the market, is the BibleÂ really losing its popularity?
Daniel Radosh is listed as one of theÂ Worldâ€™s Top 25 Bloggers. He is not aÂ Christian – he would be very quick toÂ tell you that – and he is not going toÂ exaggerate the popularity of the Bible.
He wrote in The New Yorker: â€œTheÂ familiar observation that the Bible is theÂ best-selling book of all times obscuresÂ a more startling fact: the Bible isÂ the best-selling book of the year,Â every year.â€
Wikipedia lists the second most popularÂ book of all times as Chairman Maoâ€™sÂ Little Red Book in China. They estimateÂ 800-900 million copies have been sold.
The Holy Bible claims the most popularÂ book easily, with estimates of betweenÂ 2.5 billion to 6 billion being sold.
Read it for yourself!
The Bible is the only God-breathed,Â infallible, and indestructible writtenÂ Word of God. Assuming that to beÂ true, shouldnâ€™t you give it some seriousÂ consideration?
Yes, the Bible is a big book, and someÂ things are very difficult to understand.Â But if you approach the Bible withÂ an honest mind, asking God to speakÂ to your heart as you read it, you willÂ discover the Bible is a â€˜livingâ€™ book.
â€œFor the word of God is living and powerful,Â and sharper than any two-edged sword…andÂ is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of theÂ heartâ€ (Hebrews 4:12).
- How did the world begin? – readÂ Genesis.
- What will mark the end of time? -Â read Revelation.
- Like Poetry? – read the Psalms.
- Are you intrigued by words ofÂ wisdom? – read the Proverbs.
- How does God see you and all ofÂ the human race? – read Romans.
- Who is the Lord Jesus Christ? -Â read the Gospel of John.
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