Tuesday, 11 September 2007

Peter Jensen's good idea.

Here it is:

I have a dream - a dream to give all our fellow citizens in [Sydney] Diocese a copy of the word of God. This would have to be a major Christian effort and would involve planning, training, publications, prayer. If we set aside the year of 2009 in particular (the 50th anniversary of the first Billy Graham Crusade) and worked together on such a great project, I think we would experience much joy in the Lord's service. It would also help fulfil the aim of our Diocesan Mission that all may hear his call to repent and believe on him.

Would it not be a wonderful thing if, over the years following such an effort, many people became Christians? Would it not be wonderful if some person to whom you gave a copy of the word of God read it and was saved? Such things happen and we ought to trust God and pray to him that he will bless the distribution of his word in our region.

So everybody in Sydney gets a Bible. What a great idea! And personally delivered—if we could manage this, it would be wonderful for our personal relationships with the rest of the community and open up all sorts of opportunities for conversation.


One Salient Oversight said...

Yes but what percentage of people would actually read it?

I still have one of those "Celebration" New Testaments that they game out in 1988.

Rather than giving out bibles to 100% of people in the hope that 0.01% will read them, why not go for a strategy whereby 1% of people get bibles and 1% read them?

Timothy Wonil Lee said...

Now here's a vision and leadership I'd like to see from a church leader!

about the comment above(one salient oversight):
It is important to get people to read the Bible, I agree. But I think it is also important to at least hand out God's word to everyone. I believe that is part of blowing the trumpet as the watchmen does in Ezekiel 33:6.

ruth said...

I too think its a great idea. you just dont know what will happen in the future for people. sure, they may not read their new bible immediately - but if they own one, they may someday. I think quite a few people would read theirs straight away anyway.