Give The Bible To The People
Warren E. Berkley
“Pure and undefiled religion before God and the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their trouble, and to keep oneself unspotted from the world,” (Jas. 1:27).
When the Bible is read, honestly and consistently, the reader soon discovers this simple fact: There is right religion, and there is wrong religion. And the only way to tell the difference is to use the Bible.
Any other means of discernment fails to achieve objectivity. If you pick the religion you prefer, self is the standard. If you embrace some religious practice due to it’s popularity, man have become your standard. If you “join a church” to please your family, family has become the standard. If you make a choice based on convenience, self has again become your standard.
But when you let the Bible determine what you do, you are on the right course and you are acknowledging God as the standard. There is “pure and undefiled religion.” It is not a religion manufactured by men, but instituted by God and revealed in His Word. What a simple thought – Get your religion from the Bible!
The Bible can be read, understood and followed. The Bible is for everybody. Do you use your Bible?
Give the Bible to the people, unadulterated, pure, unaltered, unexplained, un-cheapened, and then see it work through the whole nature. It is very difficult indeed for a man or for a boy who knows the Scriptures ever to get away from it. It follows him like the memory of his mother. It haunts him like an old song. It reminds him like the word of an old and revered teacher. It forms a part of the warp and woof of his life.
-Woodrow Wilson (1856–1924)