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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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A carpenter’s Son!  No, no, not that One.

Though of Joseph’s wife He was born.

Though a chisel He knew,

And when He used it chips flew,

He was to more than lumber adorn.


Nazareth, you say!  The answer is nay!

Though He lived there as a mere boy,

Though His sandals and feet,

Left their prints in its street.

Bethlehem was the city of first joy.


Joses’ Brother!  No, He’s some Other.

Though that is how it’s made to seem,

Though they had common blood,

One’s dad came from Adam’s “mud,”

The Other’s Father from beyond stars’ gleam.


An unlearned Rebel!  Nay, He was able

(Though He never sat in their schools

Though from doctor He’d not,

Learned their tittle and their jot)

He, time after time, corrected their rules.


Trials and a slur, contributions were,

Though Christ’s life had a constant tone,

Though anguished in His soul,

He held to His only goal,

And let false opinions die on their own.  –eab, 12/78


Written when I was working with Christ College and Christ Academy in Blount Co., TN.

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