During the month of September the largest Scripture-translation organization in the world, Wycliffe Bible Translators USA, has launched a campaign to “spark conversations about the Bible’s relevance to modern life.”
It’s called #WhyBible, and while they plan on doing this every September, this is clearly something we should consider all year long– especially when you consider these sobering statistics from the Barna Research Group (2016):
- 16% of Millennials believe the Bible is the literal Word of God
- 1 in 3 Millennials view it as “not inspired by God” or “just another book”
“The Word of God is perhaps the most important ingredient for a healthy, individual faith and a thriving church community. But research shows that a surprising number of people, including believers, are apathetic about the Bible,” said Bob Creson, president and CEO of Wycliffe USA. “We want to start a conversation about the Bible’s power to change lives.”
Will you join in this month?
If you’re a little unsure on how to get started, sign-up for #WhyBible and you’ll receive free resources to help you get started.