500 MILLION BELIEVERS WORLDWIDE WITHOUT A BIBLE!
200 MILLION BELIEVERS IN AFRICA WITHOUT A BIBLE!
WHAT WOULD YOU DO WITHOUT YOUR BIBLE?
NO BIBLE = NO FAITH (Romans 10:17)
NO BIBLE = NO HOLINESS (John 17:17a)
NO BIBLE = NO TRUTH (John 17:17b)
Without the Word of God the believer can not know the “faith that pleases God” and the faith that God rewards. Hebrews 11:6
Jesus Christ is the Living Word who is the Revelation of GOD.
The Bible is the Written Word that is the Revelation of the the Living Word.
To know God ONE MUST know what God says about Himself in the Bible.
Faith that pleases God comes by hearing and obeying the Word of God not by feelings and spiritual thoughts and doing what one “thinks” is right. These “other” things are all of the Flesh.
It is estimated that over 500 million believers worldwide do not have their own Bible – over 200 million in Africa alone. The church across the world has prayed for mission for decades. God has answered these prayers. Millions are turning to Christ each year and thousands of churches are being planted. However, we are in danger of making converts and not disciples. Believers in Jesus Christ can not become disciples without the Word of God. Church leaders can not teach the Word of God if they do not know the Word of God. They can not know the Word without a Bible.
Churches across Africa, India, China, Asia and South America have gone without Bibles for years. Most missionary organizations, church planting movements and evangelists simply cannot provide Bibles out of their budgets. Even where evangelism and church planting has been done in the most responsible way possible, organizations have been victims of their own success – the number of Bibles needed for new converts is overwhelming.
It seems as if the Churches which have sent the missionaries, supported the evangelists and prayed for lost souls have not realized or been made aware of this huge backlog. Many Christians do not realize the real danger of producing converts and not disciples. Converts are easily “converted” to other religions when they have not been grounded in the faith. In today’s world ISLAM is claiming many who were previously considered Christian because of the free schooling and medical care they give if the person “converts” to Islam. The “Christian” cults do the same.