In Part 1, I pondered… if I was forced to leave my home and possessions and could only take one article along, what would it be? Without a doubt, it was my Bible. In this blog I want to continue with the reasons for the decision.
# The Bible is unique in the history of mankind.
- No book like it has or will ever be written. It is remarkable, extraordinary, miraculous and unparalleled in history.
- There is only one edition of the Bible. From the time it was ‘published’ there have been no updates, no corrections, no additions, no revisions. It is a once for all book, never to be repeated.
# The Bible is a book for one’s lifetime.
- It is like nature, the more you study it the more layers of complexity you discover. The Bible is a case of minimum words and maximum information.
- It would keep one busy for a long time and feed you with the ‘food of heaven’ because all the information we need about God, and His plans for us, are in this one book.
# The Bible and the Jews.
- I will have a heavenly perspective of the news broadcasts filled with denunciations of the Jews who live in Israel at present, because the whole Bible is the product of that tiny nation. So why the hostility of the world against them?
- Jesus is a Jew and where He sits at the right hand of God, as the Son of God, He is still the ‘Root and Offspring of David.’ 1
- Israel is the only nation in the world with whom God made a covenant. He said, ‘Although the whole world is mine, you will be for me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation.’ 2 God warned them, if they do not keep the Covenant He made with them, and which they declared they will obey, they will be exiled from their land. It happened three times in history – under the Assyrians, Babylonians and Romans.
- Yet God also promised them that He will bring them back to their promised land. That momentous event took place in 1948. It was immediately followed by a war of the Arab nations against them. More wars followed later on, plus the incessant hatred and attempts to destroy them as a nation.
- It is interesting that Matthew 27:25 tells us that when Jesus was crucified, the Jews brought a curse on themselves. They shouted, ‘Let His blood be on us and on our children!’ That curse is still on them, because they have never confessed and broken it.
- The basis of the world’s aggression against Israel is in God’s promise that He will bring them back, sprinkle clean water on them and forgive them. Then the end will come with the final arrival of Jesus. The devil does not like that because it will mean the end of his rule of the world. 3
‘The law from Your mouth [the Bible, God’s Word] is more precious to me than thousands of pieces of silver and gold.’ Psalm 119:72
- Revelation 22:16
- Exodus 19:5-6
- Revelation 20:10