I came across a post by a ministry today, where the church made bold to say that the Bible must be in the book form, and cannot be on a mobile device, that Christians should stop taking their mobile devices to their church (see attached picture); and something rose up within me – righteous indignation at the puerile teaching.
I humbly make bold to say that this teaching is NOT scriptural! There is NO WHERE in scripture where a form in which the word of God is permissible is recorded. Therefore, any other interpretation is the mind of man! And I am very careful of the warning in Revelation 22:19.
My question for all who hold similar views that what is acceptable in church is a Bible in the common written form is this – the Bible as we know it, what was it’s original form? Parchment! Not the written bound form as we know it now, but in separate writings scattered hither and thither!!!
So, imagine if those who read parchments then now contend that what is now written of paper in one bound volume is not the Word of God? It will souls ridiculous to you too, would it not?
Again, I most HUMBLY DISAGREE with the proponents against the Word of God in electronic form. Why?
The WORD of God has life of its own! It does not have to be in the form that some men approve of!
I use Bible Apps on my Laptop, iPad and iPhone and I still get ministrations of the Holy Spirit! Miracles of His promises still follow me, thank you very much!
This teaching that a mobile device is not the word of God IS NOT BIBLICAL, please! Reference? Read Acts 8:26-39! That Ethiopian Eunuch, from what was he reading the prophet Isaiah? Surely not from the current form of Bible! And notice the miracle that followed in verses 35-38? Please, any form of the Word is good enough for the ministration of the Holy Spirit!
©️ Adewale Adeniji. 25th August 2019.