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Old 12-25-2012, 01:16 PM   #1
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Default The overwhelming splendor and excellence of the Bible cannot be disputed

Hebrews 4:12
For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.

John Adams called it the best book in the world. Continued that "It contains more philosophy than all the libraries I have seen."
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"I have examined all religions, as well as my narrow sphere, my straightened means, and my busy life, would allow; and the result is that the Bible is the best Book in the world. It contains more philosophy than all the libraries I have seen.
http://www.aproundtable.org/tps30info/beliefs.html
http://www.revolutionary-war-and-bey...tations-2.html

What are your thoughts on this country being founded around Christian principles? Debates to be had, but theres no doubt that the founding fathers had a GREAT deal of Christian influence. A debate also cannot be had on whether this is indeed a Christian nation. Well, the term is subjective, so heres the facts:

1) This country, now and since its creation, has had an abundance of Christian influence
2) The country isn't a theocracy (...as it shouldn't be)

Psalms 33:12
Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD; and the people whom he hath chosen for his own inheritance

Interesting.

Benjamin Franklin
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Here is my Creed: I believe in one God, Creator of the Universe. That He governs it by his Providence. That he ought to be worshipped. That the most acceptable Service we can render to him, is doing Good to his other Children. That the Soul of Man is immortal, and will be treated with Justice in another Life respecting its Conduct in this.



As to Jesus of Nazareth, my Opinion of whom you particularly desire, I think the System of Morals and his Religion, as he left them to us, the best the world ever saw or is likely to see;
http://americancreation.blogspot.com...ins-creed.html
http://www.adherents.com/people/pf/B..._Franklin.html

Alexander Hamilton after the Constitutional Convention of 1787:
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For my own part, I sincerely esteem it a system which without the finger of God, never could have been suggested and agreed upon by such a diversity of interests.
..revealing the connection between Christianity and the Constitutional freedom:
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Alexander Hamilton, who led his household regularly in the observance of family prayer, wrote to his friend James Bayard in April of 1802, revealing the important connection between Christianity and Constitutional freedom:

In my opinion, the present Constitution is the standard to which we are to cling. Under its banner bona fide must we combat our political foes, reflecting all changes but through the channel itself provided for amendments. By these general views of the subject have my reflections been guided.

I now offer you the outline of the plan they have suggested. Let an association be formed to be denominated 'The Christian Constitutional Society,' its object to be First: The support of the Christian religion. Second: The support of the United States.
...Expounded:
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I have carefully examined the evidences of the Christian religion, and if I was sitting as a juror upon its authenticity I would unhesitatingly give my verdict in its favor. I can prove its truth as clearly as any proposition ever submitted to the mind of man.
Encyclopedia of Quotations
http://www.bvml.org/GCIAH/hamilton.html

I post these quotes not as end all evidence. This is pretty commonly known and I could post such quotes for days and plenty of which are more apparent than the three I chose.




~The Word of God is not bound
(2 Timothy 2:9)

According to The Economist over 100m copies of the Bible are sold or given away every year.
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Yet over 100m copies of the Bible are sold or given away every year. Annual Bible sales in America are worth between $425m and $650m; Gideon's International gives away a Bible every second. The Bible is available all or in part in 2,426 languages, covering 95% of the world's population.
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Although it is impossible to obtain exact figures, there is little doubt that the Bible is the worlds best-selling and most widely distributed book. A survey by the Bible Society concluded that around 2.5 billion copies were printed between 1815 and 1975, but more recent estimates put the number at more than 5 billion.
Guinness World Records That estimate is now over 6 billion.

Those numbers sound large but they mean nothing until you at least know how it compares to other book sales...These numbers are staggering when compared with the very few books which ever sell just ten thousand, let alone just one million.
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The Bible is often said to be the world’s best sold book but search the best seller lists and you won’t find it anywhere, top to bottom. It makes you wonder. If it is a best seller why isn’t it listed? Well, the answer is simple. The annual sales figures for the Bible are so high, averaging between $425m and $650m, repeatedly – year after year – that it dwarfs the sales of all other books. The best any other book can hope for is second place and a very distant second place at that. A list of “best sellers” is interesting only if the top spot is up for grabs so the real best seller had to give way to all the rest.



Not only is the Bible the best seller of all time it continues to be the best seller every year even when compared to the astounding sales figures of a series like Harry Potter.
http://nowthinkaboutit.com/2012/06/w...e-best-seller/
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The familiar observation that the Bible is the best-selling book of all time obscures a more startling fact: the Bible is the best-selling book of the year, every year. Calculating how many Bibles are sold in the United States is a virtually impossible task, but a conservative estimate is that in 2005 Americans purchased some twenty-five million Bibles—twice as many as the most recent Harry Potter book.

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But other research has found that ninety-one per cent of American households own at least one Bible—the average household owns four—which means that Bible publishers manage to sell twenty-five million copies a year of a book that almost everybody already has.
http://www.newyorker.com/archive/200...061218fa_fact1

According to Wikipedia the Call of Duty series had sold "over 100 million" games as of November 11, 2011. The Bible matches that number in one year, every year. The Halo series has reportedly sold 46 million copies. If you take the estimated 100 million Bibles distributed yearly that calculates out to ~190 Bibles sold or given away every single minute, over 3 every second. Astonishing numbers to say the very least. Its mind boggling that a book thats been out since forever can continually sale like an ongoing midnight release. On top of that, the Bible is also the most shoplifted book in the world!

Matthew 24:14
And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.
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