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Daily Devotional – September 14


(Disclaimer:  Since this series of devotionals hits “religion” and its deceptive use, ALL denominational groups will be used as examples.  Don’t worry, we plan to pick on all of ’em!)

In 1992 fifty top tax professionals were given a median income family tax return to prepare.  The returns yielded 50 different answers–none of them “right”.  The tax code is 17,000 pages long with millions and millions of words–call ten different IRS agents with a tax question, and you will likely get 10 different answers.

By 1917, the Roman Catholic Church had over 10,000 canonical laws and statutes concerning Christianity. This too amounted to millions of words.  Go to 50 different priests and you may get 50 different (or variations) of answers concerning how to obtain eternal life.   This is not only endemic to the Catholic Church.

We live in a complex world set in a complex universe.  Because of this it would be reasonable to expect that issues concerning God and the study of Him would be complex too.  This does NOT mean that his message to humanity is.

The King James Bible has approximately 788,000 words.  And if one takes the time to read it using the simple rules of English, then it yields some simple answers.

Be careful of the overabundance of words–they are often used to hide real truths from us.

(The preceeding devotional is a series of devotionals and intended to be read together for full understanding)


September 14, 2006 - Posted by | Daily Devotional


  1. John 21:25

    Comment by Brian Reason | September 23, 2006 | Reply

  2. Thats a fascinating verse, Brian! Never really thought about it!


    Comment by bereans | September 25, 2006 | Reply

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