It’s apparently okay to read history books at Northern Arizona University, but not the Good Book.
Mark Holden, a 22-year-old history major, tells me he was ordered to leave a lecture hall after his professor objected to him reading the Bible before the start of the class. —via Todd Starnes: Professor Tells Student to Stop Reading Bible
When I was a young man, I had a job at a furniture upholstery shop. I don’t recall ever once talking to the owner or to the other employees about religion. During my lunch hour, however, I would read my Bible. After some weeks, the owner told me not to read it any more on the premises. He claimed some employees might be, or were, bothered by it. (Details are fuzzy after so many years.)
The presence of the Bible is a threat to people who want to do differently than what it teaches. If they have positions of authority, they will often repress it.
Christians must hold forth the word of life to everyone. They must be prepared for opposition. Jesus warned them they would suffer for the Name. Sometimes, the possession of a Bible or the admission of being a Christian (in the Bible this is called confession) can land a saint in hot water.
Let us be prepared to face it with calm, courage, and love for those who need salvation.