Thursday, September 15, 2011

#7 - Get Real! - D

  #D - Supreme with no close seconds

God’s Precious Word, the Bible, has and always will be, the supreme how-to manual for all good work. That certainly includes our computing. That promise is in 2nd Tim 3:16, 17.

The value of a fort or army post is often determined by how many soldiers and equipment are assigned to guard it or how hard an enemy tries to destroy it. We know that God’s Word continues to be attacked in little country churches, large nonspiritual colleges, and by Satan himself, for centuries.

It’s reported that Voltaire, a French author and atheist (1694 - 1778), held up a copy of the Bible in the air and smugly proclaimed, "In 100 years this book will be forgotten and eliminated...". Shortly after his death, Voltaire’s private residence became the headquarters of the Geneva Bible Society and became a major distribution hub for the very Bible he assigned to extinction.

None of man’s computer manuals contain lessons that promise life, love, peace, and purpose.

The supremacy and credentials of God’s Computer Manual, the Bible, are so much more powerful it includes two warnings in the closing four verses. Just think of it, a computer manual that pronounces plagues and devastation away from God’s provisions, for anyone that tampers with the contents.

For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book: And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book. Rev 22:18,19

Other books explain the purpose of the Return key on the keyboard. But doesn’t say anything about why God has given mankind it in the first place.

So critical are its principles of life and computing, that God has given us a part of Himself, the third person of the godhead, the Holy Spirit to teach us and participate in our ‘on-the-job’ training.

Why do you think it’s so important not to add to, or take away any words of the Bible?