Respect for the Word.

I’ve seen many Bibles handed to people who aren’t even interested, just trying to make their way to class. After receiving one, they immediately throw it in the trash. I might have even done this in my naive/foolish/irresponsible phase. Worse, there are people who desecrate the holy Word of God that was given to them. They’ll throw it on the ground or burn it. There was this one time an official group of students on my school campus that gave away porn for Bibles, and it was successful for them. Protestants on one street corner handing out Psalms like provisions in a third world country, and this horrible group trading out porn for the Word of God.

So my question is why do protestants, who have so much respect for sacred scripture hand it out in the form of Bibles, Psalms, and New Testament to just about anyone that walks by on a college campus? Don’t get me wrong. I really do believe that you respect sacred scripture, and I don’t think you have ill intentions. I just don’t think it’s wise to do the action I’ve described. If Catholics do this anywhere, the question would apply to those Catholics as well. I’ve just only seen it with protestants.

-Martin

:shrug: Probably because they feel that if just one soul came to Christ through this practice it would be worth it.

IDK though, as I have never handed Bibles out on the street. Good question though.

God bless you

:thumbsup::thumbsup:

If financial constrain is not the factor, then why not? :slight_smile:

There is this project about distributing the Bibles in China. I know of a Catholic who is going around raising fund for this purpose. The last I heard he has accumulated more than two million dollars. It is quite tricky to bring the Bibles to China but if you can do it and find a way to do it, then why not?

Of course distributing the Bibles must also be accompanied with prayers and intention. It helps if discernment is applied properly but in reality it is not always practical. Never did this myself but I salute those who do.

God bless.

Because they don’t believe Jesus?

“Do not give dogs what is sacred; do not throw your pearls to pigs. If you do, they may trample them under their feet, and then turn and tear you to pieces.” (Matthew 7:6)

Matthew 7:6 actually refers to unworthy reception of Holy Communion.

Well, the Holy Eucharist is certainly the most sacred thing we have. But Jesus was being very general there. And obviously “pearls” cannot refer to the Eucharist; it refers to the “hidden treasures” that God gives to us…

"Jesus spoke all these things to the crowd in parables; he did not say anything to them without using a parable…

"The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field. When a man found it, he hid it again, and then in his joy went and sold all he had and bought that field.

“Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant looking for fine pearls. When he found one of great value, he went away and sold everything he had and bought it.”

“Have you understood all these things?” Jesus asked.
“Yes,” they replied.

He said to them, “Therefore every teacher of the law who has been instructed about the kingdom of heaven is like the owner of a house who brings out of his storeroom new treasures as well as old.”

It’s interesting the Eucharist is brought up. Just as much respect the Body, Soul, and Divinity receives, so should the Word in the printed form of the Bible. I cannot tolerate seeing people desecrate any form of Sacred Scripture. Definitely there should be more care in distributing Bibles. This leads me to think that there are better ways to evangelise than handing out Bibles to just about any stranger, but I will not digress.

-Martin

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