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Holy Scriptures

2Ti 3. 15

“And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures,

which are able to make thee wise unto salvation

through faith which is in Christ Jesus.”

 

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ON THIS DATE

Alexander Cruden was born 11/1/1699 (‘70?) in Scotland.  He prepared to study for the ministry but suffered mental breakdowns (briefly confined to an asylum:1720, 1738 & 1753).  Between hospitalizations Cruden worked as a tutor, a bookseller and a proofreader.

He opened his own bookshop in London in 1732.  In 1737 he published the first edition of his classic work, A Complete Concordance of the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments; published two more editions before his death.

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1. B i b l e  readers tend to speak/write

in terms of the Holy Scriptures,

 

2. Worshipers of sports

tend to speak in “sports terms,”

 

3. TV worshippers

tend to speak/think in terms they hear on TV.  

 

(Friend –  which of these 3 dominate your

thought patterns / speech?)

– eab, 6/20/06

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The Bible, that most ancient and infallible source of wisdom is the only proper basis for an education.  Its historical authenticity, grammatical influence, mathematical precision, scientific validity and literary forms all prove the truth of the above statement from merely an earth-life view.  Much more important however, are the spiritual lessons of this great Text.

No man can consider himself educated who hasn’t diligently and systematically combed its pages.  Conversely the man who has studied its morals, learned its maxims, and endeavored to follow its pattern of truth has (to the degree in which he devoted himself) received a sound preparation for life, both mortal and immortal.                                                  – Edgar A. Bryan, Publishing Bible Reading Charts since 1986

 

Two men, centuries apart, were associated with the Holy Scriptures and with this date, July 9.

7/9 Stephen Langton died 1228.  He was the Archbishop of Canterbury and formulated the Bible into chapter divisions (except the Psalms) in the late 1100s.  He is thought to have been born c.1155.

7/9 Samuel Hill was born 1868.  He was one of the founders of the Gideons.  The Gideons distributes Bibles to businessmen and they place the Bibles/New Testaments in hotels, schools, prisons, etc. in American and around the world.  Only heaven will reveal the good these Bibles have done.

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