There has been a major shift over the past six years since the introduction of the Iphone and Android smartphones. From there we’ve been introduced to tablets and wearable technology that many use in their everyday lives.

Information is more available now than it has ever been before.  With the click of the button or search of the phone, you can find the answers to just about anything that you can think of.  You can connect with just about anyone through various social media outlets.

Social media has become a billion dollar industry bringing people together in ways we would of never imagined.

  • Years ago you would find pastors and laymen preaching against the wiles of social media, warning their congregations to stay away from them. Today it has become a tool of outreach for the church to keep up with members and possible visitors, with the preaching on it shifting to that of a sermon on gluttony (social media is OK, but don’t over indulge in it).

The face of the church media is nothing like it used to be.

  • The media department of old (pastor or secretary creating the church bulletins or flyers with cheesy graphics) has been replaced with the media department of new (audio, video, online streaming, print media professionally designed, church apps, websites).

The church has become seemingly adaptable to this digital age and continues to progress as technology is allowing it.

  • Where we once preached against the wiles of television, we are embracing it now as a form of outreach in the church.  Where we once preached against the internet, we are embracing it as a tool of communication with our congregations.

Yet with all of this change, there still seems to be one thing that cannot be brought into the digital age: the Word of God.

The utterance of having your Bible on the phone or tablet is often met with harsh opposition.  There are some Independent Baptist pastors that have adopted the use of a digital Bible, but many are against moving that part of our Christian live to a different medium.

There seems to be a stigma that a digital Bible is not the true word of God.  That the true Word of God can only be printed on paper and bound within leather (or something similar depending on how much you spend…..).

With every other facet of the church being continuously updated as technology allows, this brings up a couple of questions regarding the Bible:

  •  “Is the Bible in digital form still the Word of God?”
  •  “Is it wrong using it as your primary Bible?”
  •  “Is it OK for a Pastor to use it during a sermon?”
  • “Is it OK to use when going soulwinning?”

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  1. The KJV is the KJV, whether printed on pages, or displayed on a digital screen. Why are we having this silly discussion? Such questions is what makes Fundamentalists look like idiots to the world. Get a grip!

  2. Matt 5:13 Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men. (KJV)-

    I am not against audio Bibles and of course it’s still the Word of God. However, I don’t think they belong in church for a number of reasons:

    1- tablets are kind of like weed; it’s a gateway drug. We are fighting against distractions, and tablets just give people an excuse to have their cell phones on and ready to ring; kills the invitation.

    2- It takes away from soul winning. In my opinion, it says something to your neighbors and everyone else that sees you on Sunday morning carrying your Bibles.
    ( People are watching)

    3- It gives people a chance to look at other distractions rather than hear and see what they came for in the first place which is God.

  3. I think the real question brought up here has nothing to do with what form the Bible is presented in. I think the real question is what we are personally comfortable accepting in terms of advancement. At one time, the piano was not considered to be an instrument for use in church. Now it is perhaps the MOST accepted instrument. Some churches will not allow a digital piano, yet show no recognition to the fact that at one time a stringed piano was the most advanced instrument of its time.

    A digital Bible is no less the Word of God than a Scripture verse in a tract or on a wall hanging. If you want to guarantee the purity of the Word, then you should study Greek and Hebrew, pluck a goose, make your own ink from all natural ingredients and without the use of chemicals, and hand write each verse. Otherwise you’re placing your faith in someone else’s translation work.

    So there you have it… digital or printed…the Word of God is the Word of God… Whether you’re willing to accept that as fact or not depends entirely on you. However, before you argue that it is not, you should first consider that ALL printed works are here because of advances in technology that were once looked upon as unsafe, ungodly, or questionable. No doubt Gutenberg faced the same opposition in his day from the established church when he printed the first Bible to be distributed to the people.

  4. All Scripture is given by inspiration….the word script is here. It requires a pen and paper. Electronic devices can make mistakes but the written word once engraved cannot be changed without it being obvious. Gods’ word has always been in written form and in book form so to change that you are changing the presentation of the Bible. Its why a Preacher should always use the old black book.

    • Poor Moses, guess he was lost without his “old black book”. I
      love my “old black book” which by the way is worn burgundy leather.
      Man has attempted many times to change the words of God, in written form and in oral form,
      Gods Words are still pure, despite the will of man of the devils attempts.
      God has preserved His word throughout history, for us today on many different materials as history records. The medium on which God Words are recorded is not important. Recording them correctly however is vital.
      Printing on paper was a modern invention at one time.
      Besides did God put chapter and verse divisions in His written word? If not why do we? Are His words still pure? Even if man inserts chapter and verse.

    • I see where you’re coming from here. However, I disagree strongly with what you are stating. I have a Bible I recently bought (OLD KING JAMES 1611), which I have gone through and circled the many typos and errors I have found. I am a professional writer and editor, and seeing misspelled words gets my dander up…

      To the issue at hand:
      Having your Bible on your iPad, iPhone, or other electronic device is not only alright, but may actually prove much more beneficial for Christians today. As we are out and about we ALL carry our cell phone or PDA everywhere we go. Our Bible may not be attached to our hip this way. With the use of electronic Bibles we can more easily integrate Scripture into our daily lives. We can listen to the Bible as we drive, work, or do other daily tasks all from the same device that we use to plan our day with.

      For a pastor, the ability to use an electronic Bible enables him to bring the audience into his sermon. Multimedia programs now allow iPads and other devices to connect via Wi-Fi and the pastor can place his notes or illustrations on a monitor for all to see. Some churches have gone as far as developing applications for Android and Apple devices that allow the members to follow the pastor’s notes live during the service, making for a much more engaging sermon.

      The problem you bring up here is not the fallibility of an electronic device, but rather the humanity of mankind. If an electronic device makes a mistake, it is because a human put the wrong information into it. This is equally true of a printed copy of God’s Word. If the copy has misprints, poor translation issues, etc…it is because a human put the wrong information into it.

  5. The Word of God is the Word of God. If you make it anything more or less than that you have added or taken away from that which you are trying to defend and your position has become weaker. Everything else is preference, and either way that’s OK.

  6. Yes! It is, But it is NOT the pure Word of God. The WORD OF GOD must be pure.
    The issue here is the PURITY of GOD’s WORD.
    The words of the Lord are pure words: as silver tried in the furnace of the earth, purified seven times. Psalm 12:6

    You can’t say that your digital bible is pure because it just one of the application in your tablet. You use your tablet for entertainment, social media, lust, and then your gonna use it as a Bible? Would God be pleased with it? Your tablet is a symbol of social media and you are going to replace your Bible with it? That is APOSTACY! A departure from the faith of the pure Words of God. YES! I know that a tablet can be used for God’s glory, but it is not GOD’s GLORY.

    Moses’ tablet only contains the pure Word of God. The early Christians’ scrolls only contains the pure Word of God. Our leather Bible only contains the pure Word of God. Does your tablet contain only the pure Word of God? If it is, then it is what a Bible should be. But if it is not, then it not what God wants His WORDS to be.
    God wants His Word to be PURE! If your digital Bible(tablet) is pure, I’ll say AMEN to that.
    If if is not purely a BIBLE, then you are one of the fulfillment of the LAST DAYS.

      • It’s not the paper or the screen that show the words of God, that is pure. It’s the very Words of God that are pure. The bible forbids us from changing the words of God. Never what it is written on. If that were the case we still should be using what that God chose to write on….Stone.

        I do not understand what others things on a computer or tablet have to do with whether or not the words of God are pure. If that were the case just by touching the Bible we put sin in contact with the physical Bible. But that never changes the pure words inside of it.

        ” You use your tablet for entertainment, social media, lust, and then your gonna use it as a Bible? ”
        What does any of these thing have to do with respect to the words of God being pure
        .
        I do agree that one should not use your computers or tablets for “sinful” purposes,
        We all are sinners! Our sin does not change what God has said. His words are pure!
        Be it on stone, papyrus, animal skins, paper, glass, wood, buildings, trees, etc, etc.
        Our battle is that man is CHANGING Gods Word every time some new translation or so called bible comes out. We must stand for Gods Word daily, and as an English speaking man, that’s the King James Bible. One that is not altered by money hungry publisher of today.

    • I again see what you’re arguing here…however it’s a fallible argument. You use your eyes to watch movies that are impure, you view websites and billboards with impurity on them….yet you also use them to read the Bible…

      The purity of the Word of God doesn’t depend on the paper on which it is printed, but rather on the Holiness of the Author. The Bible says the Word of the Lord will not return void….no matter what form it is in.

      To say it must be printed on paper to be pure would be to say that when a Christian quotes the Scripture it is impure because it is being issued from an impure human. Paper is used to print pornography, obscene literature, and other heinous things, yet it is also used for Bibles….

      I am failing to understand what the difference is here…

  7. The only kind of Bible that I will ever trust is a printed King James Bible. I have seen far too many examples of companies or hackers that change the text of things in digital formats. I am open to the idea of using digital Bibles for the purpose of quick searching study aids, but I would still need to compare what is on the screen with what is in my printed book.

  8. God was the first one to put the Bible on a tablet & it was a touch screen because He used His finger to do it. 🙂

    There are pros & cons to both a printed Bible & a digital Bible. Both will continue to serve a purpose and neither needs to replace the other. Books may not be selling as much, but they aren’t going anywhere.

    When it comes to if and when you use one or the other it is a preferential issue and no one should be saying one or the other is wrong. The preaching against media of old wasn’t Bible preaching and that is why it no longer stands today.

  9. You folks are being pretty hard on the messenger aren’t you? Calling it asinine to ask the question? What are you calling the Lord when he asks Adam, “where art thou?”

    Unfortunately we are so infatuated with tradition people HAVE to ask these questions in order to get us to wake up to our silliness.

    A digital copy of God’s word is just as much God’s word as a leather bound Bible, and as a paperback Dollar Tree Bible! The fact is, our society is drowning in Bible availability and barren of Bible understanding and living.

  10. I believe its okay for personal use but should not be primary. In this age where God is nothing more than a tool for many people including the govt. it would not surprise me that slowly but surely they would change, one word here, one word there and we would never know… Fine for use, but always go back to the paper just so to know for certain that NO ONE has tampered with it, no one has changed it, that it is truly God’s holy word.

  11. The question had to be asked, but I can’t seem room for but one answer. That is yes. It’s the words not the material it is written on or by. Otherwise a printed Bible would be an idol to be worshipped.

  12. Digital format is still the word of God! However I choose the book form because I like turning the pages and I have a hard time maneuvering the touch screen gizmos. Digital format to me is like taking my Bible and putting a book cover on it. Nobody knows I am carrying it, they think you are playing games on your phone or computer when at McDonalds. In the end it is what you are comfortable with.

  13. If you want to limit your impact on your community, just expect everyone to come in suits and nice dresses in a prim and proper setting. People are bound up behind walls of insecurity and are desperate for someone to come along and care and you are arguing about this? The Word of God is the Word of God. What is so complicated about that? If you have to hold a leather bound Bible, I am happy for you, it is just a preference. If you want to hold an opinion that digital Bibles “aren’t”, then you had better find you a Hebrew and Greek manuscript on papyrus. I am an Independent Baptist Preacher, but I am fed up with Fundamental Phariseeism.

  14. My husband has cerebral palsy, which affects his fine motor skills. It is a Godsend for him to use a touch screen. Plus, it is much easier for him to carry his lightweight Kindle and carrying case, since he has to walk with a cane. Another advantage is how accessible it is for him to find any book, chapter and verse with technology. As for it’s being the Word of God, of course it is; that is, if it is KJV, and preferably, the Authorized KJV. Technology doesn’t change the version issue any more than the paper version does.

  15. Independent Baptists have typically been very slow to change, which is good for the most part. I understand why some preachers are hesitant to use technology, but we need to be realistic about this issue. The fact of the matter is that neither Jesus Christ or any of the apostles used leather bound Bibles. They did not meet in church buildings. Instead they met in homes, outdoors, or wherever else they could. They baptized in the river. We have made changes in the past that made some uncomfortable at first, but I’m sure that the vast majority of us can now see where the change was beneficial. If it was okay for us to go from using scrolls to using the printing press, why is it wrong to use modern technology to spread the word of God today? Wasn’t the printing press “modern technology” when it was first invented? The word of God remains the word of God, whether it is in a leather bound Bible, or audio, or on an electronic device. I prefer to still use a leather bound Bible, but I see nothing wrong with someone using modern technology if he or she so chooses.

  16. As long as the content of the Bible is there, it is still the Word of God. Even the Bible itself taught us to adapt to change. From God talking to the prophets then it was engraved in a tablet (10 commandments), then manuscripts where written on animal skins, then printed into paper and then now, digitally written. God’s Word never changed. Only the medium it was presented. With this, I believe there’s nothing wrong having your Bible on your phones or tablets. BUT we should be accountable how we use it. Don’t use your tablets for games or internet surfing while inside the church. If your pastor’s stand is not to use your tablets/phones on reading your Bible in church, then humbly submit. If a brother or a sister might be offended in doing so, might as well not do it as a mature believer. In conclusion, it’s not wrong to use digital Bible, but let’s be spiritually mindful and accountable in using it.

  17. Good response, John. I chuckled at the part about announcements too. It made me wonder if they even use a microphone/sound system.

  18. Nothing digital is allowed in our pulpit when preaching or giving announcements. I think the old fashioned, New Testament Baptist churches prefer paper and ink. I do not agree with the Bible in digital form at all. Why is the uproar suddenly turned AGAINST the leather bound, ink and paper Bibles that our forefathers used? Seems strange to me!

    • Respect what a preacher allows in pulpit. However the leather bound ink and paper were just as advanced when they first came out as the digital copies today. Before printing all were hand written. Before that the Bible was written on animal skins.
      Can hear it now …can we allow this printed Bible ….I prefer the old hand written ones.
      I do not think God would be mad if we read from digital Bibles. Better than not reading the Bible at all.

  19. For me, it is better to grow in the word of God by a paper formed not in a digital formed. I’m not saying that digital bible is wrong, instead i may say it is better. Why? You can learn a lot in the word of God by manually searching it in the paper form unlike in digital form and may can cause our laziness in studying of the the word of God.

  20. It is possible to get lost in the debate, until we forget what we are debating. The title of the article is, “Is a Digital Bible still the Word of God? The article also says, “There seems to be a stigma that a digital Bible is not the true word of God. That the true Word of God can only be printed on paper and bound within leather (or something similar depending on how much you spend…..).
    With every other facet of the church being continuously updated as technology allows, this brings up a couple of questions regarding the Bible:
    • ”Is the Bible in digital form still the Word of God?”
    • ”Is it wrong using it as your primary Bible?”
    • ”Is it OK for a Pastor to use it during a sermon?”
    • “Is it OK to use when going soulwinning?”
    We want to hear from you! What do you think?”
    Point one: It is still the Word of God
    Point two: I is not WRONG to use it as a primary Bible
    Point three: It is OK, but it may not be acceptable. That will depend on the culture.
    Point four: It is OK to use a Bible on a cellphone or Note pad.
    None of the above is WRONG, and they are OK. Some churches would have no problem with the above, while other would believe it an abomination. However, the Bible is the Bible, no matter how presented. That is the question in the title of the article.

  21. The question is, “Is a digital Bible still the Word of God?” The obvious answer is “yes.” No matter how one presents Scripture, it is still the Word of God. We many have our preferences, our likes and dislikes, our traditions, and opinions, but we all know that by whatever means the Scriptures are presented, they are still the Words of God. Someone said, “If you find a dime in a sewer, it doesn’t make it a bank.” Well, that is true, but the dime is still a dime.
    I have two excellent Bible programs on my computer, and I use them all the time. I also have Alexander Scourby’s audio Bible, which I listen to. All are God’s Word. I am not suggesting anyone lay aside their printed copy of the Bible. But, I believe those who are opposed to change, will find themselves fewer in number, and left behind. All will make some changes in time. I am not saying that is good or bad, but that is the way it is.

  22. God’s Word is still God’s Word no matter what it is written on. Be it animals skins, plant fibers, stones or any other medium you choose to write it on. Gospels tracks would be useless without the scriptures written on them. They are not Bibles bound with leather , but the scriptures are God’s Words. The real question for digital Bibles (or any printed Bible) is “What version are you reading”. As long as your digital Bible (or your printed Bible) is the Kings James Bible that has not been altered in any way, you have the Bible (God’s Word) to read and study. Would Jesus be mad or upset if you read a digital Bible? No, I think not. Maybe Jesus is disappointed at us for reading the “printed” Bible,( again I think the answer is No. ) the only scriptures Jesus every read while here on this earth, were handwritten. The only person that should be upset at you for reading your Bible, should be the devil. Christians should never be upset at any person reading and studying God’s Word.

  23. To me, the days of flannel graphing and over-head projections are probably long gone. However, each pastor has the responsibility of watching over his flock and each pastor will draw his own line in the sand in terms if what he will bring, or allow to be brought into his church.

    For our congregation, the digital revolution hasn’t arrived. I hope it never does.

    If I spill tears on my IPhone, the chances are very good I’ll need a new iPhone. I don’t have that worry with my Bible.

  24. Regarding the Bible:
    My personal opinion is that the printed word of God as used by the majority of church members should be held up by the preacher when preaching.this is merely a preference. A pastor in his own independent Church can make that call for himself as directed by God for His ministry.There is nothing in Scripture that tells us any guidelines on how the Bible should be written in the ages to come and so without a Scripture basis we would be going off of preference.
    You cannot build doctrine on personal preference.

    Regarding Social Media and New Technology:

    The technology of today is a powerful tool for good and an influential tool for evil. I believe that we should use technology to spread the gospel and the Word of God.
    However many times it seems that Christians and churches spend more TIME trying to get the word out through new technological means and the time that spent is time that could have been used in prayer, soul winning, visiting, etc. We should ask: “What are we taking time from today to utilize this technology? The pastor who is utilizing his smartphone tools could ask what would a pastor have done with this same amount of time 30 years ago?

    I heard a preacher once state that we have all been given the same amount of time in a day. You have been given 24 hours and I have been given 24 hours.
    What are we doing with the time that we have been given? Time is a gift from God and we are to redeem the time. I think the issue at hand is how much time are we spending creating colorful graphics, archiving sermons,uploading the latest and greatest church app etc… Compare that answer to the time we are spending
    winning souls, praying, studying the word of God and the such.

    We have massive buildings and tremendous technological helps in the church today, but where are the revivals of yesterday? Where are the souls walking the aisle convicted to be saved? Could it be that we spend so much time on social media and our other tools that we haven’t sought the face of God? The issue here could be how we have used our T I M E.

    On a personal note, there just seems to be something refreshing about walking into an old time church without the stage lights, screens playing Etc, and just sitting and hearing a preacher give you what God has given to him.

    Whatever direction may be that God gives to each ministry, the focus should always be the Word of God and the P R E A C H I N G of the Word of God.

  25. A digital Bible is just as much the Word as any hard copy of the Scriptures. One must realize that we have been given a great amount of blessings and as such we will have much more required of us. In the past we have heard Pastors preaching about listening to the Word on Cassette, while they were traveling, now they can listen on their phone or tablet. When you want to read your Bible you don’t have to choose to pull out a full size version that weighs 5 lbs but you can read or a pocket size that you need a magnifier to know what you are reading. To me, the thought that a digital version is anything less than a printed version is just foolish. I wonder if they had these thoughts when they used the printing press instead of hand written Bibles?

  26. The Bible is the Bible in any form. There is nothing wrong with using this as your primary Bible at all. As for writing and taking notes many versions allow you to highlight and make notes anywhere you please so that wouldn’t be an issue. I personally still enjoy having an actual Bible in my hand but there is nothing wrong with accepting the digital age and using a Bible on your phone or tablet. I don’t see anything wrong with a pastor using it to preach out of it. I know several who do and it allows them to have there notes, Bible and PowerPoint all off one device. It becomes a convenience and can be a help to the pastor but again that is all personal preference. Now to the subject of soul winning I see nothing wrong with using it on soul winning. I feel though the person you are talking to may not listen as well perhaps to you with an iPad per se in your hand as he might with a Bible but it can be used if needed again it comes down to personal preference and Christian liberty. It is not a sin therefore it’s up to you as a believer to make your decision on if you want to use it or not. But we should not let it become a point of contention in the church or an issue if someone does use the Bible off a phone/tablet that’s their choice. It’s not worth petty fighting and arguing we should rather be concerned with the spread of the Gospel and reaching of the world!

  27. It is much easier and faster for me to study Gods Word via digital means. I have the original KJB text in large print right in front of me. I have an instant concordance that is much faster than looking things up maually. I have a search engine to look up nearly any question I have. I have facebook to read what wonderful men of God are saying, such as Bob Gray Sr. The new technology is my friend. Even in Bible study.

  28. The Old KJV in print will never lose its power,if a battery goes out or a electrical power outage,the old KJV in print will just keep marching on!! (just a thought)

  29. Jesus was once judged because he did not wash before eating. He responded that Pharisees often wash the outside of the cup, but not the inside. Pharisees put their attention on superficial matters, rather than on spiritual matters. The issue of printed Bible vs. digital Bible is also a superficial matter that disregards the good it does for those who read it. Like the Pharisees who ascribed spiritual power to the washing of a cup, Christians can also be superstitious and ascribe good spiritual power to the printed Bible, and evil spiritual power to the digital Bible.

  30. ”Is the Bible in digital form still the Word of God?” Is a braille bible for a blind person still a KJB? How about an audio KJB for a deaf person. The Word of God is exactly that. The method of delivery (media) is unimportant.
    Your remaining questions ”Is it wrong using it as your primary Bible?” ”Is it OK for a Pastor to use it during a sermon?” and “Is it OK to use when going soulwinning?” deal with preferences.

  31. Just as much a Bible, with this type of Bible, and audio too, we can read through the Bible and be able to study it more than ever before. What would take hours to look up takes seconds now. Gives more time to pray and meditate & memorize. If we would take advantage of filling our lives with the Word of God, what a differenct it would make (although I fear it is read less today than ever before!).

  32. I use my paper copied King James Bible as well as my downloaded King James Bible app. I find the word searches easier to use in my apps rather than clogging around my strongs concordance. It allows me to get much study done while travelling or away from my office, desk. The words are what is the Scripture, not the medium by which it is read. Technology in itself is not evil, it is perversion of technology and misuse of technology that is wrong. Hope this helps.

  33. It is still God’s Word, whether spoken, written, printed or ‘digital’. (KJV of course)
    But for me, I just feel the presence and love of God SO MUCH MORE with the ‘old BOOK’ laying in my lap! I find myself hugging and sometimes kissing my leather bound Bible. It seems God just oozes from it! That, and actually turning pages makes me feel like I’ve accomplished something.

  34. I have both…I enjoy Bible app on my NOOK and yes I use it in church and my quite time as well as with my bible study. To find a book is very easy and convenient. I do love my BOOK also because I can look up foot notes also. My bible on my NOOK is just the bible with no foot notes.

  35. I think anything that helps us to read bible verses and passages is a good tool, including the internet.

    Having said that, I also think it takes more effort to write a hand written letter than an email – and more thought and care. And it follows that it takes more thought and effort and care to read and study a printed version of the bible.

    Both are useful and serve a purpose. What is more important is that we are doers of the Word not hearers only, thereby deceiving ourselves, otherwise like someone who sees his image in a glass and forgets what he saw.

    A lack of teaching in this information age, is the least of our problems. A lack of compassionate love, koinonia, body life (love growing cold) is more the problem, in my book.

  36. I realize that the youth of today is largely addicted to the digital media and rarely pick up a book unless made to to pass a class. But I cannot imagine not being able to write a note in the margin of my Bible and being able to refer back to it in times of trouble, distress or doubt. I began my children at a very early age to love and respect the written Word of God. Therefore at their age now 38-46 they have an intimate relationship with their Bible. Do they use the digital? Of course they do, but only in a case of need when they have a few moments of free time, waiting in line, Dr office, car pool. It affords them easy access and I cannot tell you how many times we have been trying to quote a verse concerning a precept or principle and they whipped out their phone and pulled it up in seconds to expound on their point. Their competitive spirit kicking in there.
    Finally, nothing can take the place of a worn, torn, marked up Bible in my opinion. I look forward to the day, when I have passed on, that my children seeking to hear some more wisdom from Mama will leaf through my old Bibles and read the margin notes and see the underlined passages that helped and encouraged me in my walk through life and smile as the “Comforter” comforts them as He did me.

  37. I’m amazed you or anyone would even ask this question! Anyone who says it is invalid would presumably be saying it must be printed and on paper. But isn’t printing just an earlier technology that is not the same as a hand-written manuscript? And isn’t even a hand-written manuscript a copy of an earlier manuscript, so that only the original written by the prophet himself would be valid, if you took the argument to logical conclusion.

    Or maybe you would say that a digital passage in a phone app is suspect. But isn’t that the same as any good Gospel tract that quotes individual scriptures apart from the whole Bible?

  38. I know we live in a high tec age but I want to see an old leather KJV Bible opened up in Church and at home. It is ok if you are traveling or where it is hard to keep up with your Bible but we still gotta stay with the Book

  39. Clarification on earlier post:that was A
    KJV Chronological “One Year” Bible that I could not find until I found it on amazon

  40. I had searched for a number of years for the
    KJV Bible in chronological order and sadly it could not be found in print. This year I found it on Amazon and downloaded to Kindle app and I’m really enjoying reading it. Friends have told me that Bible reading is done faster when they use their online version as if it holds your attention better and I agree. Maybe it’s because of the light in the device. I still use the Old Black Book for daily Psalms and Proverbs reading. The online reader must however increase their scrutiny for not one jot or tittle changed because the risk is much greater and society has lowered their standards for correct spelling & punctuation. Also while sick and weak, I found an online “Read to me” KJV Bible. What a great tool for folks physically challenged to hold or see the printed or digital. If man is careful to preserve the integrity of the Word of God when publishing, how can it not be fruitful?

  41. Digtal Bible is the word of God excpt that people who have not accessed thought it negatively out of ignorance.I suppose when they get to use their attitudes will change suddenly.

    • So, if we write it in a picture and frame it, is it still the Word of God? If we etch it on glass on the front doors of our church, is it still the Word of God? If we burn it with a laser into wood, is it still the Word of God? If we screenprint it on tshirts, is it still the Word of God? If we stencil it on the side of our church van, is it still the Word of God? If we paint it on paper and tape it up in church, is it still the Word of God? If we put it up in big letters on our marquee, is it still the Word of God?

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      • If you write the ENTIRE Bible and frame it or etch the entire Bible on glass; or burn the entire Bible with a laser into wood or, were able to screenprint the entire Bible on a T-shirt; or manage to get the entire Bible on a stencil to be added to whatever one chooses; or if you paint the entire Bible or do anything which includes every word from the Word then, YES…yes it IS still the Word of God. In my personal Bible study and at church I still prefer to use a physical copy of the King James Bible that I can hold but there have been a few times when I don’t have my Bible with me but the Bible app on my phone came in perfect to share Scripture with someone.

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