Quotes about the Bible

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The Bible is literature, not dogma.
The Bible looks like it started out as a game of Mad Libs.
Be fruitful and multiply, and then fill the earth and subdue it.
Thousands have gone to heaven who never read one page of the Bible.
A thorough reading and understanding of the Bible is the surest path to atheism.
The Bible may be the truth but it's not the whole truth and nothing but the truth.
So far as I can remember, there is not one word in the Gospels in praise of intelligence.
Deliverance is to the Bible what jazz music is to Mardi Gras—bold, brassy, and everywhere.
The total absence of humour from the Bible is one of the most singular things in all literature.
No man ever believes that the Bible means what it says: He is always convinced that it says what he means.
The word 'wilderness', occurs approximately three hundred times in the Bible, and all its meanings are derogatory.

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Were the purportings of the Bible to be a revelation false, it would still be the truest book that was ever written.
On the other hand, the Bible contains much that is relevant today, like Noah taking forty days to find a place to park.
Put your nose into the Bible everyday. It is your spiritual food. And then share it. Make a vow not to be a lukewarm Christian.


Most people are bothered by those passages of Scripture they do not understand, but the passages that bother me are those I do understand.
The Bible is not my book, and Christianity is not my religion. I could never give assent to the long, complicated statements of Christian dogma.

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There are matters in the Bible, said to be done by the express commandment of God, that are shocking to humanity and to every idea we have of moral justice.
It is Christ Himself, not the Bible, who is the true word of God. The Bible, read in the right spirit and with the guidance of good teachers, will bring us to Him.
If a man would follow, today, the teachings of the Old Testament, he would be a criminal. If he would follow strictly the teachings of the New, he would be insane.


The biblical account of Noah's Ark and the Flood is perhaps the most implausible story for fundamentalists to defend. Where, for example, while loading his ark, did Noah find penguins and polar bears in Palestine?
So the Lord caused a deep sleep to fall upon the man, and while he slept took one of his ribs and closed up its place with flesh; and the rib which the Lord God had taken from the man he made into a woman and brought her to the man.
By reading the scriptures I am so renewed that all nature seems renewed around me and with me. The sky seems to be a pure, a cooler blue, the trees a deeper green. The whole world is charged with the glory of God and I feel fire and music under my feet.
Sometimes the challenge is just too much. ... You just run out of fight. Life has a way of taking the life out of us. The book of Joshua is in the Bible for such seasons. It dares us to believe our best days are ahead of us. God has a Promised Land for us to take.
In regard to this great book [the Bible], I have but to say, it is the best gift God has given to man. All the good the Saviour gave to the world was communicated through this book. But for it we could not know right from wrong. All things most desirable for man's welfare, here and hereafter, are to be found portrayed in it.

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First, God created us, and He loves us and wants us to live at peace with Him forever (Genesis 2:7; John 10:10). Second, we have sinned and turned away from God, and as a result we are cut off from Him and subject to His judgment (Romans 3:23; Isaiah 59:2). Third, God still loves us, and He sent His only Son, Jesus Christ, into the world to take the judgment we deserve and bring us back to God (Romans 5:8; Romans 6:23; 1 Peter 3:18). Fourth, we must respond in faith by trusting Jesus Christ as our Savior and committing our lives to Him as Lord (John 3:16; John 1:12; Romans 10:9).