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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.

 


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.

Over 200 years of sharing the Bible in Australia

For more than 200 years, we’ve has been 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
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Current: What has Christianity ever done for the world?

Natasha Moore, Research Fellow with the Centre for Public Christianity, reflects on why so many people dismiss Christian faith as controlling and destructive - and considering the Crusades, inquisitions, slavery, child abuse, it is no wonder. But the influence of the Bible has also changed the world dramatically for the better. What impact has Christianity had on our world? And why has it been so mixed? This series draws on CPX’s new documentary, For the Love of God: How the church is better and worse than you ever imagined, due for release in cinemas on May 9th. Series runs April 22nd - May 5th. Prepared by Natasha Moore.

Coming up: Mothers in the Bible

Mothers are so important, and this is reflected in the Bible. In this series, we take a look at mothers in the Bible: their strengths, the challenges they faced, their honest weaknesses and the example they can set for us. Be encouraged and challenged as you consider the lives of these women in the Scriptures. Series runs May 6th - 19th. Prepared by Karen Mudge.

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