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The Bible

Here for good

The world's most read book with over 5 billion copies printed

So why is it so good for Australia?

Over the last 200 years, the Bible has done Australia a lot of good:

Belief in human dignity
The Bible is a foundation to our human rights and our legal system

A passion for community service
Bible readers are more likely to volunteer to help others.

Our great charities
Of the 30 largest charities in Australia, 26 are faith-based.

The values we cherish
The most common ANZAC statement is “Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends” It’s a Bible verse that captures our national vision for humility, sacrifice and friendship between equals.

A vision of eternity
If there is one Bible word all Australians would recognise, it’s eternity. It’s the message of God’s love for us in Jesus Christ, a love that will last forever.


About the Bible

The Bible is not one book but a collection of writings by people from many and varied backgrounds. Each writer was guided by the Holy Spirit of God, yet their individuality and character is still evident.

It is all one story, however – about God, who loves his creation so much that he himself paid the price that would restore humanity to fellowship with God. The Old Testament looks forward to, and the New Testament centers on, the life, death and resurrection of God’s Son, Jesus Christ.

The purpose of the Bible is to show us who God is, what God is like, and what he has done. As we read its words we understand more of what God in his love requires from us.

Over 200 years of sharing the Bible in Australia

For more than 200 years, we’ve has been championing the Bible across the world, from prisons in Australia to churches in China.

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1In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.

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Current: A Pilgrim's Journey in the Psalms

Read through Psalms 120-134 with Dr Melinda Cousins, a Baptist pastor and Senior Lecturer in Biblical Studies at Tabor Bible College. These Psalms, connected to the practice of pilgrimage in ancient Israel, can take us on a journey today. They seek to redefine our identity as members of the pilgrim community, anticipating where God is taking us and experiencing the full range of life experiences and relationships along the way. They call us to engage with the world around us, knowing where we have come from, where we are now, and where we are going. And they invite us again into relationship with the God who is present in every part of the journey and yet drawing us ever onwards in Christ. Series prepared by Melinda Cousins. Series runs July 29th - August 11th.

Coming up: Grow Up

A lot of emphasis is placed upon making the leap from childhood to being an adult. Maturity is an expectation. At some point, if we live long enough, it’s going to seem weird or juvenile if we haven’t “grown up”. The Christian faith also shares this element of maturing and developing. A steady yet sometimes overlooked part of our Christian faith is “growing up” – and it’s not just a solo pursuit. Christians are called to help each other in maturity; a lovely feature of the family of Jesus Christ that should encourage us all. Series prepared by Ben McEachan. Series runs August 12th - 25th.

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