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The Bible

Here for good

The world's most read book with over 5 billion copies printed

So why is it so good for Australia?

Over the last 200 years, the Bible has done Australia a lot of good:

Belief in human dignity
The Bible is a foundation to our human rights and our legal system

A passion for community service
Bible readers are more likely to volunteer to help others.

Our great charities
Of the 30 largest charities in Australia, 26 are faith-based.

The values we cherish
The most common ANZAC statement is “Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends” It’s a Bible verse that captures our national vision for humility, sacrifice and friendship between equals.

A vision of eternity
If there is one Bible word all Australians would recognise, it’s eternity. It’s the message of God’s love for us in Jesus Christ, a love that will last forever.

 

I was asked by the European court, what are the philosophic bases of the right to human dignity and I said, firstly, the parable of the good Samaritan – Geoffrey Robertson QC

About the Bible

The Bible is not one book but a collection of writings by people from many and varied backgrounds. Each writer was guided by the Holy Spirit of God, yet their individuality and character is still evident.

It is all one story, however – about God, who loves his creation so much that he himself paid the price that would restore humanity to fellowship with God. The Old Testament looks forward to, and the New Testament centers on, the life, death and resurrection of God’s Son, Jesus Christ.

The purpose of the Bible is to show us who God is, what God is like, and what he has done. As we read its words we understand more of what God in his love requires from us.

200 years of sharing the Bible in Australia

We’re celebrating our 200 years of sharing the Bible by doing more of what supporters want us to do – championing the Bible across the world, from prisons in Australia to churches in China.

FREE Bible app with a new Australian theme

Get the world's most popular Bible app on your phone with special theme, reading plans and videos all celebrating 200 years of sharing the Bible in Australia
Bible App - Australian theme

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Current: Acts 1

For the next two weeks we’ll be looking at passages from the beginning of the book of Acts and considering what it means for us to live in the Age Of The Spirit - that period of time between Jesus’ ascension to heaven and his return to Earth. Series runs May 14-27. Prepared by Simone Richardson.

Coming up: The Persecuted Church

In Australia persecution can seem like a concept restricted to the Bible. In this series Mike Gore, CEO of Open Doors Australia, will outline what persecution looks like from its beginnings in Genesis all the way through to today. Learn how you can connect with brothers and sisters in persecution. Series runs May 28 - June 10. Prepared by Mike Gore, CEO of Open Doors. 

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