A New Way to Explore an Old Book

I first became aware of The Bible Project yesterday from a Breakpoint podcast, and I really like it.

As I have stated so many times, one of the wonderful things about the Bible is that its most important truths are so easy to understand that even an uneducated person can understand them and be transformed by them…yet it contains truths that are so deep and so vast that even the most brilliant mind on earth can spend its entire life seeking them out and never exhaust their riches.

There was a time when almost all people in America were Biblically literate–even those who were not actually Christians. In those formative times of America’s history, the Bible was the primary textbook, and books like the New England Primer and the McGuffey Readers contained Biblical truths that are only seen in Christian schools and seminaries today.

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Despite the revisionism and outright lies of the Left, America has a rich Christian heritage. Our government, our legal system, our society were formed on Christian principles and values, and it is flatly impossible to understand both the American way of life and the source of the unique liberties we enjoy as Americans, without understanding the Bible and the Christian principles it teaches.

And that’s without even getting into the fact that the Bible is the source of tremendous wisdom for living…and contains the only formula for living an eternal life of peace with our Creator.

So in this day and age where even most people who call themselves Christians are astonishingly ignorant about the Bible, I welcome and applaud an effort such as this on YouTube to illustrate and explain in simple terms an overview of key portions of the Bible.

Some people look at the Bible–a huge, long book of thin pages and small print, written thousands of years ago–and surmise: “It’s just too hard to understand.”

The Bible Project should help the person who has had little or no exposure to the Bible to get a feel for some of the bigger themes of the Bible, dipping their toes in the water, so to speak, so they can slide into the water for themselves with less trepidation.

I haven’t watched all of their videos yet, but I’ve watched a few of them, and having been a serious student of the Bible for over 20 years, I didn’t see anything in them that was wrong or would mislead the viewer.

So if if you’re a student of the Bible who wants to help those who don’t know much about the Bible, check them out and share them with your friends. If you don’t know much about the Bible, check them out so you can develop a feel for a book that could transform your life in ways you have never imagined.

The Bible is too deep, too authoritative, and too transformative to leave unexplored



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Bob Ellis has been the owner of media company Dakota Voice, LLC since 2005. He is a 10-year U.S. Air Force veteran, a political reporter and commentator for the past decade, and has been involved in numerous election and public policy campaigns for over 20 years. He was a founding member and board member of the Tea Party groups Citizens for Liberty and the South Dakota Tea Party Alliance. He lives in Rapid City, South Dakota with his wife and two children.
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  • franklinb23

    I had to gag when Trump said his favorite book was the Bible, particularly because when asked what his favorite Bible verse was, he dismissed the question as “too personal” (although I’m thinking it was because he couldn’t recall having actually read it).

    • http://www.americanclarion.com/ Bob Ellis

      Most likely. Even if you don’t have a good command of Scripture reference and quoting Scripture verbatim, you should still be able to say something solid and coherent if asked about your favorite parts of the Bible.

    • Thisoldspouse

      I don’t like Trump, but for entirely different reasons than you, most likely. Ironically, Trump is very much like Obama, an empty suit that is almost all bluster. He’ll “get things done,” but the substance of what gets done is somehow glossed over.