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Jan 20th, 2016 at 1:22pm
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'Americans revere the BibleĖbut, by and large, they donít read it.'

"According to data from the Barna Research Group, 60 percent of Americans canít name even five of the Ten Commandments." ' No wonder people break the Ten Commandments all the time. They donít know what they are,' said George Barna, president of the firm."

Just out of curiosity, how often do you read Scripture ? I miss days here and there, but read it most days. And, without saying anything out loud, test yourself : how many of The Ten Commandments can you name. Since I went to Catholic schools in the pre-Vatican II era, I had the catholic version pounded into my head. So, I know all ten of their version, but have never bothered to memorize the Protestant Ones.
  

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Reply #1 - Jan 20th, 2016 at 2:52pm
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I've been slacking in personal reading and study.† I spend many hours on the road and hear lots of podcasts, exegesis, sermons and lectures on passages of scripture.† But I have to get back on disciplined goals of personal study. I also want to memorize more passages that are edifying.
  

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MikeGlosterIII wrote on Jan 20th, 2016 at 1:22pm:
http://www.christianheadlines.com/columnists/al-mohler/the-scandal-of-biblical-i...

'Americans revere the BibleĖbut, by and large, they donít read it.'

"According to data from the Barna Research Group, 60 percent of Americans canít name even five of the Ten Commandments." ' No wonder people break the Ten Commandments all the time. They donít know what they are,' said George Barna, president of the firm."

Just out of curiosity, how often do you read Scripture ? I miss days here and there, but read it most days. And, without saying anything out loud, test yourself : how many of The Ten Commandments can you name. Since I went to Catholic schools in the pre-Vatican II era, I had the catholic version pounded into my head. So, I know all ten of their version, but have never bothered to memorize the Protestant Ones.


In the past month I missed two days...and I think that was the first time in about a year and a half. I find I am reading more now than before.

I do think, however, that "reciting the 10 Commandments" is largely irrelevant. Knowing Jesus is the goal; not iterating 10 of the conditions of the Mosaic Covenant.
  

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I've been slacking in personal reading and study.† I spend many hours on the road and hear lots of podcasts, exegesis, sermons and lectures on passages of scripture.† But I have to get back on disciplined goals of personal study. I also want to memorize more passages that are edifying.† †


Admirable. There are many great supplements to scripture; but no substitutes.
  

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I try to read the Bible every day, but lately I've been missing a day here and there. I've read the Bible all the way through twice, most recently using a schedule.

Do any of you use a tablet or cell phone version of the Bible? Or do you still prefer the actual book? I notice more and more people at church using their tablets these days, although our Pastor tries to get everyone to bring their actual Bibles.
  


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Jasmine wrote on Jan 20th, 2016 at 11:28pm:
I try to read the Bible every day, but lately I've been missing a day here and there. I've read the Bible all the way through twice, most recently using a schedule.

Do any of you use a tablet or cell phone version of the Bible? Or do you still prefer the actual book? I notice more and more people at church using their tablets these days, although our Pastor tries to get everyone to bring their actual Bibles.


What's a "real Bible"? I don't think format matters. There are probably as many arguments for the superiority of the scroll over the codex (the "modern book format") as there are for the superiority of the book over the electronic version.

Actually, since I began primarily reading on my phone, I've reading more regularly. First thing in the morning, I pick up my phone, turn off the alarm, and begin reading. I have two Bible apps. I read an OT passage on the first, then switch to the second and read a NT passage.
  

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MikeGlosterIII wrote on Jan 20th, 2016 at 1:22pm:
http://www.christianheadlines.com/columnists/al-mohler/the-scandal-of-biblical-i...

'Americans revere the BibleĖbut, by and large, they donít read it.'

"According to data from the Barna Research Group, 60 percent of Americans canít name even five of the Ten Commandments." ' No wonder people break the Ten Commandments all the time. They donít know what they are,' said George Barna, president of the firm."

Just out of curiosity, how often do you read Scripture ? I miss days here and there, but read it most days. And, without saying anything out loud, test yourself : how many of The Ten Commandments can you name. Since I went to Catholic schools in the pre-Vatican II era, I had the catholic version pounded into my head. So, I know all ten of their version, but have never bothered to memorize the Protestant Ones.

That is because without the law there is no conviction of the conscious.† This would explain why most people think they are good in God's eyes.† You shall not steal, murder, commit adultery, lie, covet, honor your father and mother, no others gods, shall not worship false idols.† Now to check my answers.

7 out of 10.

  


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Reply #7 - Jan 27th, 2016 at 5:59pm
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I read on average 5-6 days a weeks.
  


"Without morals a republic cannot subsist any length of time; they therefore who are decrying the Christian religion, whose morality is so sublime and pure (and) which insures to the good eternal happiness, are undermining the solid foundation of morals, the best security for the duration of free governments."

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Reply #8 - Jan 27th, 2016 at 6:01pm
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Jasmine wrote on Jan 20th, 2016 at 11:28pm:
I try to read the Bible every day, but lately I've been missing a day here and there. I've read the Bible all the way through twice, most recently using a schedule.

Do any of you use a tablet or cell phone version of the Bible? Or do you still prefer the actual book? I notice more and more people at church using their tablets these days, although our Pastor tries to get everyone to bring their actual Bibles.

It's great in a quick situation but I still prefer an actual Bible.
  


"Without morals a republic cannot subsist any length of time; they therefore who are decrying the Christian religion, whose morality is so sublime and pure (and) which insures to the good eternal happiness, are undermining the solid foundation of morals, the best security for the duration of free governments."

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Seawolf wrote on Jan 27th, 2016 at 6:01pm:
It's great in a quick situation but I still prefer an actual Bible.


The Bible is the text, not the format. Arguably, a "real Bible" is in scroll format.
  

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