The Book of the People of the Book

Friday, May 8, 2020

The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple. The statutes of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart: the commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes. The fear of the LORD is clean, enduring for ever: the judgments of the LORD are true and righteous altogether (Psalm 19:7-9 KJV).

We Christians are known as “the People of the Book,” but do we know the Book?

Muhammad (A.D. 570?–632), Islam’s founder and chief prophet, understood Jews and Christians depended heavily on the Holy Bible. Thus, in the Qur’an, Islam’s holy book, Muhammad called Jews and Christians “the People of the Book.” As alleged “Bible-believing Christians,” are we really familiar with that “Bible” (Book)?

The average professing Christian is highly sidetracked (an understatement!), lacking even the most basic spiritual foundation. Church tradition, conspiracy theories, philosophy, and other speculations have distracted. We can quote “Christian” bestselling novels, theology books, and “Christian” song lyrics with ease, but with ever so much difficulty we “cite” Bible verses. Therefore, many Christian lives are not functioning properly—if at all. Never, ever can the Christian life operate on the basis of ignorance. It simply will not work, for God’s power is present only when His Word is there!

In today’s Scripture, we learn: “The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple. The statutes of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart: the commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes. The fear of the LORD is clean, enduring for ever: the judgments of the LORD are true and righteous altogether.” The Holy Bible will turn around the confused soul, equip the naïve with sound doctrine, impart joy, enlighten, never pass away, and be permanently reliable and upright. “More to be desired are [God’s words] than gold, yea, than much fine gold: sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb” (verse 10).

Provided we listen to and believe these Divine words, we will be “the People of the Book” in thought and practice—and not in name only.

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Christian ambassador (Shawn Brasseaux)

Grace and peace! What a privilege to be an ambassador for the risen Christ here on WordPress! I am a Pauline dispensationalist Christian saved by grace through faith in Christ Jesus plus nothing! My goal is to "have all men saved, and come to the knowledge of the truth" (1 Timothy 2:3,4). I seek to preach Jesus Christ crucified for our sins, buried, and raised again for our justification as the only way to salvation. Also, I seek to edify and perfect the saints using dispensational Bible study and the Authorized Version King James Bible!

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