Monday, March 4, 2013 (All day)
[Darris McNeely] Last night I was watching the History Channel, their new series, "The Bible." They had a commercial on during one of the breaks and it was for a Bible app on your smartphone that you can use to access the entire Bible, both the Old Testament and the New Testament. And the tag line at the end of the commercial really caught my attention. They said, "The Bible is an app." We all know what apps are—the applications that we have on our smartphones that do just about anything for us today. I have one on my phone that is a level that will level out a small piece of work that you're doing. But of course an app, or an application for the Bible. It kind of struck me wrong because as it was going along, "The Bible is an app" and I thought no, it's not an app just like something else we might have on our smartphone. The Bible is really more than an app.
[Steve Myers] It's a lot more than just an app. It's great that it is an app that you can use on your phone.
[Darris McNeely] Yes.
[Steve Myers] But if you just put it in the same categories with every other app that's on your phone, like you put it with the Angry Birds or some silly game like that, then we miss the whole point of the power of God's word.
[Darris McNeely] Yes, I was thinking, you know, the Bible is no more an app or like the other apps, any more than the actual book, the printed version of the Bible is just like the other books of history or philosophy that you might have on your shelf. The Bible is the word of God. The Bible is the instruction book God sent along for His creation, and really the Bible is to be applied. And if you approach the Bible as something that is to be applied in your everyday life, then you're coming closer to understand what the Bible truly is. It's far more than just an app.
[Steve Myers] But it's not just an app. It's not just a book. In fact Christ Himself said this in John 6:63. It says, "The words that I speak to you are spirit and they are life." So it's not just another set of words. It's not just another book. It's not just another app. It's really the app isn't it?
[Darris McNeely] The app of life. That's BT Daily . Join us next time.