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The 1599 Geneva Bible Patriot’s Edition.

What makes this Patriot’s Edition so special? It has copies of several historical documents that are purported to be based upon Biblical principles. Among the documents that you can peruse while studying the Scriptures are, The Magna Carta, The Mayflower Compact,and the Declaration of Independence. While each of these documents are landmark documents in our quest for Political Freedom, they are virtually useless when it comes to Bible study. Try as you might you will not find the phrase “Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness” anywhere in the Bible.Pursuing happiness is more of an Enlightenment concept than a Biblical one.

Mixing the political freedoms that the documents represent with the spiritual freedoms that Christian discipleship brings only dilutes the discipleship. I know that many people would disagree with that statement, however, consider this: The freedoms that were won on the Cross are eternal. Political freedoms, no matter how great they may be are at best temporal.

Whoever wrote the description for the Reformation Bookstore also had an historical brain knot when it came to the “power” of the Geneva Bible:

The results of a people reading and obeying the Word of God were the explosion of faith, character, the first missionary movement in history, literature, economic blessing, and political and religious freedom.

Perhaps the marketing person who wrote that little gem should read the Bible that they were describing. The “first missionary movement in history” occurs in the book of Acts. Remember that guy Paul?  He went on several missionary trips and no, he didn’t have the Geneva Bible.

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