Morning Thought: The Bible is not religious as most understand religion. To call it religious is to categorise, confine and censor it – to relegate it to certain groups and times. The Bible is history and literature. It’s the story of mankind with its sins and struggles. Ultimately, it’s about God who cannot be humanly defined or put into the box of religion. In this book, God is walking around calling out to man, “Where are you?” Unfortunately, mankind wants to run from this Voice, hiding behind a bush, hoping the Seeker cannot see. Because we are afraid we have banned this book, not only from secular education, but even from some churches and Christian schools. Others, like the nemesis in the The Book of Eli, want to use it to control people, distorting its message. But no matter how people use or abuse Scripture, the words of Paul ring true, “And because I preach this Good News, I am suffering and have been chained like a criminal. But the word of God cannot be chained.” (2 Tim. 2:9, NLT)

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