THE Bible Fund is committed to distributing Bibles freely in developing countries. The Fund also supports educational development, humanitarian services such as relief aid, medical and entrepreneurial projects to encourage self-support for the local churches of the Church of God.
This commitment of purpose is based on the example of our Leader and Master. Our supreme example, Jesus Christ of Nazareth, not only preached his message of Good News of the coming Kingdom of God to the poor, but He also fed them physical food when they were hungry. In Mark’s account of the miraculous feeding of the 5,000, we read that “Jesus, when He came out, saw a great multitude and was moved with compassion for them, because they were like sheep not having a shepherd. So he began to teach many things”
Later in the same chapter, we read that the disciples wanted to send the people away, but Jesus said, “You give them something to eat.” Later on in his ministry, He said that many of these people followed Him just to get some physical food to eat. Jesus fed them anyway! We are to follow His example (1 Peter 2:21).
In our Bible distribution, we are encouraged also by promises that God has left us regarding what happens when His Word is made available: “For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater: So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it” (Is. 55:10-11). The spreading of that Word among the poor in developing countries is bringing much fruit. Lives are being changed; people are finding how to contact the Provider that has promised to supply their needs.
We see a vital need to emphasize the teaching of the Bible and de-emphasize the use of Church literature. Even though Church literature will be used for the beginning and intermediate students, we are encouraging the Church pastors to emphasize the members’ acquaintance with the Bible so that they can reach spiritual maturity in the Word by which they will be judged (John 12:48).
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|The Bible Fund||The Bible Fund|
|P.O. Box 547||c/o Pastor Honório Cativa|
|Altadena, CA 91003||P.O. Box 2188|
|UNITED STATES OF AMERICA||Oshikango
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