Issues of the Day

Why I No Longer Read the Bible

imagesWhat follows are many excuses as to why some believers and non-Christians have either stopped or rarely read the Bible. I hope that you do not find yourself in any of these categories.


  • It is no longer relevant for our culture today.
  • The Bible is simply a history book.
  • The Law no longer applies to our personal lives.
  • It is old-fashioned and politically incorrect.
  • The Bible is basically homophobic and sexually outdated.
  • It’s just a book written by men.
  • There are many truths to be considered in man’s evolvement and not just the Bible.
  • I have been enlightened through my university studies, my peers, my political party and my openness to other sources.
  • The Bible is full of violence from an angry God.images-3
  • I was convicted by what I read and felt guilt.
  • It’s 2016: feelings, thoughts, truth and life has changed significantly.

Perhaps you have heard others and could add to this list. I pray that none of these are excuses for you to avoid God’s word. Consider this verse from The Book:

 For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges [exposes] the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. (Hebrews 4:12)


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