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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: Generosity

Generosity is not just about how loosely you hold on to your money. As Christians, we are also called to be generous with our time, compassion, kindness and hospitality, all because God has been generous to us. Series runs March 19 - April 1. Prepared by Tess Holgate.

Coming up: The Beatitudes

Easter is a key time in the church calendar as Christians around the world walk with Jesus to the cross and to the resurrection, as he inaugurates the Kingdom of God. The Beatitudes announce the breaking in of God’s Kingdom, giving a feel for the kind of Kingdom that Jesus is bringing in, one of deliverance and redemption for those in need, resulting in joy for those receiving and participating in God’s gracious rescue. Series runs April 2-15. Prepared by Common Grace. 

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