Anonymous Christian text with copy instruction.
"The Bible contains ..." US, 2010
THE BIBLE contains the
mind of God, the state of man, the way of salvation, the doom of sinners,
and the happiness of believers. Its doctrines are holy, its precepts are
binding, its histories are true, and its decisions are immutable. Read it
to be wise, believe it to be safe, and practice it to be holy. It contains
light to direct you, food to support you, and comfort to cheer you.
It is the traveler's map, the pilgrim's staff, the pilot's
compass, the soldier's sword, and the Christian's charter. Here Paradise
is restored, Heaven opened, and the gates of hell disclosed.
CHRIST is its grand subject, our good the design, and
the glory of God its end.
It should fill the memory, rule the heart, and guide the
feet. Read it slowly, frequently, and prayerfully. It is a mine of
wealth, a paradise of glory, and a river of pleasure. It is given you in
life, will be opened at the judgment, and be remembered forever. It involves
the highest responsibility, will reward the greatest labor, and will condemn
all who trifle with its sacred contents.
Get copies, distribute them.
You will be bless.
Placed under a windshield
wiper, Lompoc, California, 6/20/2010. The text is anonymous and complete.
It appears frequently on the WWW, and sometimes in Bibles distributed
by the Gideons. This was a photocopy perhaps taken from a book, though there
were no page numbers present. Assuming no size change for photocopying,
the original was 8 inches wide and at least 7 inches in length vertically.
The text was arranged in two blocks, left and right. The two lines of instructions
below are hand written. Entered by DWV, 11/24/2010.
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