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"Museum of the Bible - Washington, D.C." - by Rev. Weldon Bares

Have you heard of the Museum of the Bible in Washington, D.C.? I spent several hours there on a recent trip.

The museum opened in 2017. The five floors display 1,150 items in its permanent collection and over 2,000 items on loan from other institutions and collections.

The purpose of the museum is this: “To bring to life the living word of God, to tell its compelling story of preservation, and to inspire confidence in the absolute authority and reliability of the Bible.”

I was so impressed by the research, the scholarship and the balanced presentation of the Bible down through history. I have been to seminary and have studied the Bible for over forty years. But I learned so much by spending five hours in the museum.

I highly recommend the museum to you, as I highly recommend reading the Bible for yourself. As we do so, it will challenge us. It will sometimes mystify us. But it will give hope and confidence in God’s presence in human history.

It is the most amazing book in the world. It is the all-time best-selling book in history.

The Psalmist affirmed, “Your word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path.” (Psalm 119: 105)

I encourage you to open the Bible, and to spend a few minutes reading it. By doing so, may we discover God’s light on our path.

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