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What If Bibles Were Outlawed

What would happen to Christians if all bibles were outlawed by our governments?

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The same things as has happened before. Bibles have periodically been banned with attempts to destroy them. Especially during the early Church, even before the canon was settled. Even now there are places where Bibles are risky, and during the Nazi era, Bibles were confiscated during incarserations of Christians who tried to help Jews escape from the Final Solution.
---lorra8574 on 5/22/07

The bible says, study to show thyself approved. Approved unto God. So my answer to your question would simple be this, not worrying about when that will happen but taking advantage of knowing and getting the word in your heart now so that if this happens, you will be prepared. They can't make you stop quoting and living the word of God just because they take the bible away. We have to know it and hide it in our hearts and live it and breathe it.
---Chosen on 5/22/07

China and North Korea are examples of two nations where a Christian foreigner can get into trouble for taking Bibles into their country. And there is very little that the US State Department can do to help you if you are caught doing so.
---notlaw99 on 11/28/06

*and the Waldenses are one of the forerunners of today's baptists*

Then why is the Waldensian church now part of the Presbyterian Church instead of the Baptist Church?

As a matter of fact, in Valdese NC where the Waldensians settled, the church is now called the "Waldensian Presbyterian Church" -- even though there are about 15 Baptist churches in Valdese. LOL
---augua9846 on 11/28/06

The governments could do all they want to outlaw or get rid of God's Word, but God would not let that happen. God would have a way to get His Word to His children. Besides, the Holy Spirit will bring all things to our memory.
---Helen_5378 on 11/28/06

and the Waldenses are one of the forerunners of today's baptists
---r.w. on 11/27/06

the first church had no bibles true, but they had things written on paparus and the Waldenses had them hidden in their caftan as they travelled to and from sharing the word of God and thats how the word spread. The Romans rulers tried to annihalate the Waldenses for this and the more they killed, the more they multiplied and moved elsewhere.
---mmadm on 10/22/06

It took the apostles three years to learn what Jesus taught and then went into the world without any script and taught the Good News. The Bible is really easy to understand, especially when the Holy Spirit is there for a guide, but todays adults are just too educated to understand the Bible, having all kinds of interpretaitons based upon their own experience. The Bible is also the most difficult to obey.
---Steveng on 10/21/06

ELOY is right how Bible wont be destroyed, but he's wrong bout the KJV. it was requested of King James about new bible. not that he hated other versions. the KJV is the first readable version in English.
---r.w. on 10/21/06

true christians will follow biblical teachings and know what to would study and memorize the word for there definitely come a time when the bibles will be taken away and by then we should have them in our hearts...God will know His sheep by what and how much He could see written in our keep studying and memorize everything as much
---jana on 6/18/06

What would happen to this Christian if Bibles were outlawed? I'd break the law, my name would most likely be on the FBI's 10 most wanted list. I will never give up my Bibles!
---Nellah on 12/15/05

Again, The KJV based bibles are time *proven ACCURATE [I Sam.17:31(*38-40)58]!

It's not a 'cult bible' [some cults may use it twisting it's meanings].

Why keep attacking it without reason?

Does "one plants, one waters, but God gets the increase" mean anything to some of you, or is it just something personal?

Bottom Line?
It does'nt change with "every wind of doctrine", like some trying to rewrite history, etc!
---bob6749_[Elishama] on 8/18/05

Katie said: "The first church didn't have bibles..." Well, that's NOT true at all! Although there weren't books all over the world back time, the first priority of a new church would have been to obtain a copy of THE BIBLE: The Greek Septuagint version of the Old Testament! There's plenty to study about God in there. Without that Bible, what do you think the Bereans studied? "Examining the Scriptures!" (Acts 17:11)
---Daniel on 8/12/05

lisa, you funny girl.
---Eloy on 8/11/05

It is coming down to that. God said in his word to apply his word to your heart. If you will notice that there hardly isn't any more small churches, they are getting together and making a big church. We need to get as much word in us all we can, while we can. I have a bible CD, I can hide it and make copies.
---Rebecca_D on 8/10/05

If bibles were outlawed then we'd all be cowboys!! Yeehaw!
---lisa on 8/9/05

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, what if Bibles were taken away from everyone who does not read them or refuses to live by them. i think that would make many in the church re-examine their commitment.
---steve on 8/9/05

In a country that is becoming more and more Godless, this scenerio is a possibility.
We should be studying and hiding God's word in our hearts.
Amen Z. Perhaps we should ALL order a box of small bibles and keep them to distribute them, now and later.
---NVBarbara on 8/9/05

Katie, I agree with you. We worship a living God. Most of the world is illiterate, but that does not mean that they cannot be followers of Christ. Unfortunately some believe that the bibles only incarnation is the KJV.
---randy on 8/9/05

History reveals that there have been previous attempts to destroy all Bibles; i.e., communist era, during Hitler's reign of terror, etc. What happens is that people are willing to die to preserve the right to have and read a Bible. Even now, people in North Korea circulate pages of the Bible and write the words by candle light, just to have the precious Word! We in America also need to memorize scripture and hide it in our hearts. Bottom line-man will never be able to completely destroy the Word.
---Elsie on 8/9/05

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Amen, Pharisee
---Margaret on 8/9/05

They already are in some areas, and it will get worse before it gets better [Lke.12:54-57].

Can all you can, and get all you can while you can! Eccl.1:9-10.

Watch the scriptural based, soul saving, soul awakening film, "A Thief In The Night" series [II Pet.3:10a], [I haven't seen "Left Behind" film].
---bob6749_[Elishama] on 8/9/05

Pharisee, ditto here.
---Eloy on 8/9/05

I'd spend every dime on smuggling them, hiding them in my floorboards, and would definately be delivering them like phone books in the wee small hours of the night...
God Bless.
---Pharisee on 8/8/05

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History records numerous attempts to destroy the Bible, many were burned along with the people, but someone always had one hidden for posterity. King James banned the Geneva Bible in England. He called the Geneva Bible "seditious" and made it a felony to own one. In 1604 King James I ordered to revise the Bishop's Bible. Scholars relied heavily upon the Geneva Bible for their translation, but they omitted the marginal notes which enraged the king, they produced the 1611 King James Version.
---Eloy on 8/8/05

We have Christ in us! The first church didn't have bibles. They had occassional letters from Paul, maybe a visit or two. While it is important to study scripture, and hide it in your heart, if someone were to walk into the room and take it from you this instant, you'd still have the Holy Spirit inside of you. That brings me comfort. Be at peace, knowing that God will always be there.
---Katie on 8/8/05

It is because this day might actually happen that we should all be memorizing as much scripture as possible. Also, instead of listening to worldly music we should have hymns and gospel songs in our memories. We might need all these things to keep us going through the rough times ahead.
---Xanthi on 8/8/05

I would keep mine anyway. The way our country is going, that wouldn't surprise me one bit.
---shira_5965 on 8/8/05

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Look at Comunist China. Underground churches and bibles illegal, yet they thrive, growing and multiplying
---Bruce5656 on 8/8/05

Ps 119:11 Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.

This can be interpreted two ways:
1. Hide the word in your Spiritual heart
2. Hide the word in your natural surroundings (the heart of your home,
somewhere safe). Mt 6:21 For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. Bibles will be banned, you will have to hide them because of wickedness of the world. Know your Word, memorize, teach your children, everyone you speak to. These are the last days.
---anon on 8/8/05

They would only further persecuate the church. You would not be allowed to pratice Christianity or talk about it. Eventually label Christians are trouble makers and round Christians up. Hint...we have a great example the Jews and Germany in the 1930's and 40's.
---micha6835 on 8/8/05

Hi. Maybe someone can help me with the scriptures to back up what I am about to say but I beleive the Bibles will be banned in the last days. This is the time we need to study our Bibles and place the scriptures on our hearts, especially if we are not to be fooled by false prophets and teachers.
---Dianne on 8/8/05

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We are to keep God's word hidden in our hearts. If we know and memorize God's word and put our faith in these words then his words can never ever be taken from us. The bible is a book. It is the words within that have the meaning. These must stay in our heads and hearts.
---Marla on 8/8/05

Honestly, I think it's a matter of time before the government tries to do exactly that. In other parts of the world,it is already outlawed. Death couldn't hold Christ back, and I don't think any stupid laws that mortal men make will ever do that either. It just puzzles me, they say that about 85% of Americans actually believe in God and a greater number of those are Christians, so why are we letting the 15% trample on our religious freedom? Something to think about.
---Carrie on 8/8/05

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