Paul de Vries continues his description of the Bible Museum: “During my recent walk-through the developing Museum, I saw that one of the Museum pavilions was nearly complete. It was a walk-in encounter with the Town of Nazareth. This pavilion provides an imaginative, long stretch of a main street during Jesus’ Nazareth in Jesus’ time. It includes houses and shops as well as olive trees and other well-researched realistic, time-appropriate features. Walking down Nazareth’s main street will vividly aid visitors’ awareness of where Jesus grew up and where he …attended synagogue …and where he learned the skills of carpentry in Joseph’s shop. For me, this experience of Nazareth in the 1st century was so remarkable and realistic that I almost hesitated to walk back into the 21st century!”
“In another pavilion, Dramatic, eye-catching, memorable depictions of the Creation and the giving of the Decalogue and many other Biblical stores movingly engage visitors’ attention. Everyone who comes will want to read or reread at least some of the great records of these events documented in the original Good Book. There is a whole floor devoted to revealing and celebrating the Bible’s impact on the world. There is probably no dimension of human life anywhere on earth that is not measurably affected by the penetrating light of Scripture.”
The active research partnerships of 60 universities around the world have made this museum a reality. Every artefact to be displayed has been carefully analysed by the most trusted experts. The visitors’ enhanced comprehension of the Bible’s own history will inspire greater interest in the Bible itself – while it also inspires deeper confidence in the Bible as the ultimate, trustworthy book of truth and wisdom. In our daily lives, no object is more deserving of our attention than the Bible. Says de Vries: “The Museum of the Bible will significantly deepen, enhance, and energise our knowledge, our wisdom, and our fun in our personal Bible discovery and engagement. Most of all, the Museum brings meaningful honour to the Bible’s supreme Author.”
Source: Paul de Vries Christian Post
Bible Study: Psalm 73:22-28
OCTOBER Thank God for the partnership of so many universities from all over the world which give the Bible Museum a credibility beyond doubt.
PRAY WIDER for the Bible to be be presented in a way that many doubters will turn to God in faith.