An old riddle asks: Q: What is black and white and red all over? A: A newspaper
What does a newspaper tell? The “news” or newest world events and literally “new things” or “tidings”.
The “news” we’re referring to is the gospel, as it is written throughout the Bible, which is the Word of God. It is over 2,000 years old but even now it offers new things to those who will embrace it. Whether hearing it for the first time or studying it for years, one can be renewed in the spirit of their mind.
The written Word of God contains within it figures of speech, symbols, metaphors, allegories and parabolic language. As it is written in the first chapter of the gospel of John, ‘the Word became flesh‘. This phrase offers wording not readily grasped by secular logic. The incarnation of the Word did literally happen then and the Word even today becomes alive in mankind when allowed to be fleshed out through us in everyday living. This is where logos (written) becomes rhema (living) Word.
written on tablets of stone for God’s covenant people
manifest in the flesh then recorded on paper
John 1:14 & 2 Timothy 3:16
written on the hearts & mindsof God’s covenant people
Hebrews 10:16 & Jeremiah 31:33
The Word Is Forever
Grace to you and peace from Him who is and who was and who is to come! Revelation 1:4
Jesus is the same …
(NOW in the Present)
(Into the Eternal Future)
A Few Bible Stats
Every country, city, school, etc., has to have laws; every game must have rules. God, the Creator of all things, set forth His law in a book — the Bible — so man would not be in doubt as to His rules. More than that, He sent His only Son to this earth to be the Living Word, confirming what had been written. The Bible is a literary and mathematical miracle. Its 66 books were written by men from every level of political and social life — from fishermen and shepherds, priests, physicians and kings. None of them knew their writings were to be part of a combined work yet every part fits perfectly with every other part. It is absolutely impossible that some 40 men over a period of 1600 years could have planned interlocking the entire book into one continuous, harmonious scheme. –Unknown
To date, the Bible is considered illegal in 53 countries.
# OF LANGUAGESINTO WHICH THE BIBLEHAS BEEN TRANSLATED,AS OF NOVEMBER 2014
# OF NEW TESTAMENT BOOKSIN WHICH THE WORDS SPOKENBY JESUS CHRISTARE HIGHLIGHTED IN RED – THEY ARE:
1 & 2 CORINTHIANS
# OF COUNTRIESTHAT REMAININ THE 10/40 WINDOW
— 28 MUSLIM,2 HINDUand 8 BUDDHIST
The Goal of Black, White & Read
When a human being is born again (also referred to as experiencing spiritual rebirth), she/he becomes a new creature at the deepest level. The human spirit is regenerated by Holy Spirit. As the individual continues to spend time with and study the Word and walk in the Spirit, their spirit grows in faith and understanding is gained. Transformation occurs as the mind is renewed. This is imperative to living a victorious Christian life.
Our aim is to promote the study, understanding and application of Christ’s commands and teachings — all over the globe — so that the character of Christ is duplicated through those who are committed to a life of discipline and obedience to Him. Without learning the principles of His actions, the question of “what would Jesus do” would not be well-addressed. It’s important to know what Jesus did, but even more significant to know WHY He did it. Adapting the mind of Christ over the human mind empowers it to think and act as He would.
The monument I want after I am dead is a monument with two legs going around the world — a saved sinner telling about the salvation of Jesus Christ.D.L. Moody
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