October 1, 2023

Bible Translation Day — Preservation

Back in 1966, the US Congress proclaimed that Sept 30 of each year would be marked as Bible Translation Day. Today is the Sunday closest to September 30, so I’d like to talk about the process of Bible translation.

We probably don’t appreciate all the work and sacrifice that has made it possible for us to read the Bible in our own language. But we should. Many people paid a high price for us to have the Bible in English.

On Bible Translation Day, and every day, we should rejoice that God has preserved his word over the centuries. If God had not preserved the Bible, we wouldn’t have it, or at least, we could not be confident in it. But we have it, and we can be certain that God has preserved what he inspired.

When we say that the Bible is “preserved,” what does that mean?

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