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Senator: Why did Treasury Dept. monitor purchase of bibles?

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The U.S. Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) reportedly instructed banks to monitor Americans’ online transactions involving the purchase of Bibles and Christian books. Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., the ranking Republican ...

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YouVersion announces most searched Bible verse in 2023

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The popular Bible app YouVersion has announced the most searched verse by users. It’s not John 3:16 which is the most searched verse on the internet. So what is it? Isaiah 41:10, ...

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Nationwide Bring Your Bible to School Day is Thursday

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Hundreds of thousands of students across the nation are expected to participate in the annual Bring Your Bible to School Day on Thursday, Oct. 5. Participation in the event, sponsored by Focus ...

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Print Bibles remain popular despite rapid growth of YouVersion app

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The popularity of the YouVersion Bible app continues to soar 15 years after its launch. It has been downloaded on more than 575 million unique devices in nearly 2,000 languages, and people ...

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Utah school district allows Bible back in school after parents complain

A Utah school district has reversed its earlier decision to ban the Bible from elementary and middle schools. It comes as more states allow the teaching of the Bible as history and ...

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Christian publisher raising funds to distribute one million Bibles in global south

The Christian publishing ministry Crossway and its partners have an ambitious goal to distribute one million Bibles in the global south “If we care about the future of the church — the ...

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Partnership furthers goal of 20 new oral Bibles

A partnership between Dallas-based Spoken Worldwide and Seed Company to create 20 Bible translation projects for language groups that are primarily oral, not written, in their communication, is on track as it ...

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Israel bars Jews from Temple Mount after Muslims riot during Ramadan

The Israeli government has banned Jewish visitors from Jerusalem’s Temple Mount through the end of Ramada because of security concerns. Defense Minister Yoav Gallant, Israel Defense Force Chief of Staff Herzi Halevi, ...

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Oldest known Hebrew Bible may bring as much as $50 million at auction

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The oldest and most-complete Hebrew Bible known to exist soon will go on the market. Experts believe it could be sold for as much as $50 million. The Codex Sassoon, named after ...

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Christian author donating Bibles to persecuted church for each book sold

If your New Year resolution includes reading more books, you can purchase one and help believers around the world in the process. A Christian author is putting his own books and digital ...

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In a high-tech world, adults prefer printed Bibles

Although the popularity of online Bibles has grown in the digital age, most adults still prefer the old-fashioned paper version. A report by the American Bible Society found that nearly two-thirds of Bible users ...

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The Great Recital: Seven people will recite entire New Testament from memory this week

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Seven people are teaming up to recite the entire New Testament from memory, beginning on Tuesday. Tom Meyer, a professor of Bible studies from northern Kentucky, had the idea of bringing people ...

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“God’s Smuggler,” Brother Andrew dies at 94

Brother Andrew, famously known as “God’s Smuggler,” has died at the age of 94 at his home in the Netherlands, according to a family spokesperson. Born Anne Van der Bijl, the defender ...

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How Bibles came to be in hotel rooms and why they’re disappearing

Bibles are an iconic part of America’s hotel rooms but with growing secularization, you may not find one. The busy holiday travel season that extends through New Year’s is almost over. As ...

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Fellowship of Christian Athletes distributed 200,000 Bibles in 2021

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The Fellowship of Christian Athletes, which is based in Kansas City, handed out more than 200,000 Bibles in 2021. “I believe one of the reasons God continues to bless the Fellowship of ...

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Prison Fellowship distributes 100,000 Bibles to inmates

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Prison Fellowship has distributed 100,000 Bibles to prison inmates during the pandemic. “During a time when prisons had shut down and incarcerated men and women had to go without visitations or programming, ...

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Worldwide Bible sales increase during pandemic

Although it’s hard to find positive news during the pandemic, it appears that more people are looking to God for answers. Lifeway Christian Resources, one of the world’s largest providers of Christian ...

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Smuggling Bibles into North Korea stopped by Covid, new law

Since Covid caused the closure of the border between South and North Korea, Christian groups are finding it impossible to smuggle bibles to the north. Now that difficulty may be enshrined in ...

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Protestors in Portland are burning Bibles

In a scene reminiscent of 1930s Nazi Germany, protestors in Portland, Oregon are now burning Bibles in the street. Protesters carrying “Black Lives Matter” signs threw Bibles into a fire in front ...

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J.I. Packer, author of ‘Knowing God,’ remembered after his death

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Around the world people the book “Knowing God” as one of the bestselling theological books ever written. Its prolific author, J.I. Packer, died last week at age 93. Packer, a lifelong Anglican, wrote ...

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Bible sales surge during pandemic

More Americans appear to be turning to God’s word for comfort and direction during the coronavirus pandemic. Bible publishing companies report increased bible sales. Tyndale House Publishers reported increased sales during the ...

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Some good news about Bibles reaching Chinese Christians

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Every week there is disturbing and sad news coming from China. From the destruction of churches, imprisonment of Christians and suppression of Christian thought across all parts of that Chinese society, Christians ...

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Firefighters document miracle after devastating inferno

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Was it a miracle? Firefighters can’t explain it. When the firefighters returned to inside Freedom Ministries Church in Grandview, WV after an inferno they couldn’t believe what their eyes saw. A devastating ...

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North Korea uses kids to catch and arrest their Christian parents

People often ask me, “Why do you send Bibles to North Korea when they could get people arrested or even killed?” The answer is simple: We send them because our persecuted brothers and sisters ...

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Looking for a way to serve in your second season of life?

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If you’ve come to the point in your life, where you are ready to do something in the “eternal” sense and have developed a sense of longing to please God, there’s a ...

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