WRITING THE BIBLE IN LONG HAND.
We started a group on Face Book and several of us are writing the New Testament in long hand. Some have committed to writing the whole Bible. This is such a good thing to do, I wish I had thought of it years ago. This was on someone’s profile to do, and they were selling journals very reasonably priced (from $3- $10, depending on the size.) We all decided to just write it in common everyday notebooks so they would be inconspicuous if someone came in confiscating them in future generations…or our own generation. What a treasure we would have to pass down to our descendants.
Many of us are doing this. We started in February of 2012. Between February and August, I had written the complete New Testament plus Ecclesiastes and Proverbs. If you think it is too daunting…it isn’t. I started over in September of last year immediately and have written 14 books so far. I’m going a little slower this time, because I need to be a Martha as well as a Mary. 🙂 It really makes the Bible come alive to you when you write it…and it isn’t such a slow process as you may think. My goal is to write at least 3 copies of the New Testament and Proverbs and Ecclesiastes, for my three grand-children.
The motivation? Even before there were kings in Israel, the Lord commanded the kings to write their own copies of the Law: (If it were wise for the kings to do…how much more would we benefit from doing this in this time and age?)
Deuteronomy 17: 18-20 And it shall be, when he sitteth upon the throne of his kingdom, that he shall write him a copy of this law in a book out of that which is before the priests the Levites: And it shall be with him, and he shall read therein all the days of his life: that he may learn to fear the LORD his God, to keep all the words of this law and these statutes, to do them: That his heart be not lifted up above his brethren, and that he turn not aside from the commandment, to the right hand, or to the left: to the end that he may prolong his days in his kingdom, he, and his children, in the midst of Israel.