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Not a Good Luck Charm

Former heavyweight boxing champion writes in his book "God in My Corner":

In 1974, before I went to Africa to fight Muhammad Ali, a friend gave me a Bible to take along on my trip. He said, “George, keep this with you for good luck.” I believed the Bible was just a shepherd’s handbook, probably because the only verse I knew was “the Lord is my shepherd.” But I was always looking for luck, so I carried that Bible with me. I had lucky pennies and good luck charms, so now I added the “lucky” Bible to my collection of superstitious items.


After I lost the fight, I threw the Bible away. I never even opened it. I thought, The Bible didn’t help me win, so why do I need it? I thought I’d get power simply from owning it; I didn’t realize that I needed to read it and believe what it says.  Since then, I’ve come to understand that the Bible is my road map, not my good luck charm. (George Foreman, God in My Corner, Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 2007, p.91)

Dying to Read the Bible

"I can find ten men who will die for the Bible for every one who will read it!" --Charles Spurgeon
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Everything That Is In the Bible

A little girl said, "I know everything that's in the Bible.  Let's see . . . there's a lock of hair, some dried flowers . . . "
Don't use the Bible as a momento trunk.
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Which Bothers You Most?

"Most people are bothered by those passages of Scripture they do not understand, but the passages that bother me are those I do understand." --Mark Twain
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One of Best Proofs

"One of the best proofs of the inspiration of the Bible is that it has withstood so much preaching." --Dr. A. T. Robertson
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An Ounce of Prevention

"Why is it that our children can't read a Bible in school, but they can in prison?" -- Unknown

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