Gaylord Kambarami, the General Secretary of the Bible Society in Zimbabwe, tried to give a New Testament to a very aggressive man.
The man insisted he would roll the pages & use them to make cigarettes. Mr. Kambarami said, “I understand that, but at least promise to read the page of the New Testament before you smoke it.”
The man agreed & the two went their separate ways.
Fifteen years later, the two men met at a convention in Zimbabwe. The Scripture-smoking man had been saved & was now a full-time evangelist.
He told the audience, “I smoked Matthew & I smoked Mark & I smoked Luke. But when I got to John 3:16, I couldn’t smoke anymore. My life was changed from that moment.”
Aren’t you glad God’s book is more than just words on paper?
Source: American Bible Society Record, March 1990 (ministry127.com)
John 3:16 (NLV): “For God so loved the world that He gave His only Son. Whoever puts his trust in God’s Son will not be lost but will have life that lasts forever.”
“I believe the Bible is the Word of God from cover to cover.” - Billy Sunday.