The Bible’s Impact on Our World – The American Vision

An article in GQ magazine written by the editors declared that the Bible is one of 21 books that you don’t need to read. It’s 12th on the list and the description by Jesse Ball begins with the following comment:
The Holy Bible is rated very highly by all the people who supposedly live by it but who in actuality have not read it.
More people live by it that have not read it, and that’s the main reason the Bible is the most significant book in all of history.
— Read on

As always Gary DeMar’s critique is on point.


  1. Yep! Most people only pick up the Written Word inspired by the Living Word to dust it off and the coffee table it is displaced on. Reading is not necessarily studying either. Lots of Bible thumping, supposedly already born again, church going, hocked on denominational philosophy folks running to and fro looking for increased knowledge not realizing that it has been sitting on the coffee table all along. I used to ask my teachers how to spell a word. They would tell me to look it up in the dictionary. I would say, “How can I look it up in a dictionary when I can’t spell it?” They would say, “Sound it out as you’re looking. With the Bible in English translated from Greek and Hebrew, a dictionary of the translation would be nice. We have had one since 1800, but there are so few who use it. Like the Bible itself, it just collects dust. Just recently patched up mine with some duct tape as I have a few Bibles in the past. LOLGB+

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    1. I wholeheartedly agree “reading is not necessarily studying [the Bible] either.” Biblical study is a key discipline that is lacking from many pulpits and pews. My hope is that the current “pandemic” acts as a purifying fire for the household of God. Meaning that it will drive us to our knees in humility, giving us a heart that eagerly yearns for the Word of God as we read in Deuteronomy 8:1-6; Matthew 4:4. For our life and living well comes from God alone in Christ via the Holy Spirit. God Bless.
      In Christ,

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