The Bible Police

Imagine this: You’re just settling in to watch a movie with the family after dinner.
There’s a knock on the door.
You get up from the couch and go to the door. When you open the door you see tworeading scrupture official looking guys with official looking badges and arm bands. The gruff looking one says, “Good evening, sir. We’re from the U.S. Bible Police. Please go get all your Bibles in the house. I need to see everyone’s cell phones so we can remove any Bible apps on your hones. Gather your phones and put them in this bag and we’ll be on our way.”  The short dumpy one opens us a garbage bag and thrusts it at you.

Sound far fetched? Probably. But who’d a thought two years ago we’d be dealing with  a controversy over who’s going to get to use which bathroom and locker room?

With all our Bible’s confiscated by the U.S. Bible Police, how are we going to depend on God’s word to deal with life?

All we’d have are the verses we’ve hidden in our hearts, committed to memory and meditated on.  Would we have enough verses to deal with trials and failures we face? Would we have the verses we need to deal with pain and sorrow? How about discouragement and abandonment and worry?  Would we have the verses we need to praise God and worship Him?  What would we do if we needed encouragement or comfort? Or needed to encourage or comfort someone else? Would we have enough of God’s word in our hearts to share the gospel with others?

Will it happen? Probably not. But just the thought of it ever happening makes me want to go right now and dig into God’s word deeper and more. To hide as much of God’s word in my heart as my aging memory will allow.

About Steve Sawyer

God blessed me with the gift of writing. Mom told me I wrote paragraphs in second grade when others were learning to write sentences. I spent more than three decades in professional writing gigs. For the past eight years I've combined my passion for writing with my love for the Lord. He and I write a Christ-centered, family-friendly blog to glorify God Monday-thru Friday at My wife and I have four grown children and two precious granddaughters we co-parent with their mom. I'm a Galatians 2:20 disciple of Christ seeking to allow Christ to live His life in me, through me, and as me.

7 Responses to The Bible Police

  1. ptl2010 says:

    Where ISIS dominates it is not far fetched to have the Word of God taken away. Also in many lands where Christians and Jews are persecuted.
    Many parents have deprived their children of the Word, many have failed to teach or share the Word.
    No wonder the world is in a mess. There is not much of law and order and morals left.

  2. I want every Word to be indelibly engraved on my heart and mind! Nothing can separate us from the Love of Christ Jesus! Thank you Father for the finished work of Christ Jesus on the cross!

  3. Sue Cass says:

    Hi Steven: This really is not that far fetched. I’ve been reading that there’s a move to ban Bibles from libraries and other places now. They suceeded in the schools and its been replaced with all sorts of occult. God’s word is very definitely under attack and any and all that believe, too. They can ban the Bible or confiscate them but they cannot and will NEVER succeed in banning God. He WILL have the last word!

    • Steven Sawyer says:

      Amen, Sue. Thanks for your thoughts. And sometimes I think God and His word hidden in our hearts is all we have–and, in truth, all we need. Take care and God bless.

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