Research: Read Bible every day, and you’ll grow, grow, grow

Friday, January 3, 2020
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Chris Woodward (OneNewsNow.com)

Bible in lap (black-and-white)Many people have resolved to read their Bible more often this year, and research shows why they might want to stick with that goal.

According to researchers at the Center for Bible Engagement, the life of someone who engages scripture four or more times a week looks radically different from the life of someone who does not.

"In fact, the lives of Christians who do not engage the Bible most days of the week are statistically the same as the lives of non-believers," researchers say.

Someone who engages the Bible four or more times a week is 228 percent more likely to share faith with others, 407 percent more likely to memorize scripture, 59 percent less likely to view pornography, and 30 percent less likely to struggle with loneliness.

Lindsey

"It's a very interesting study," Scott Lindsey of Faithlife, the parent company of Logos Bible Software, told the "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" program. "Feeling lonely dropped 30 percent. Anger issues dropped 32 percent. Bitterness in relationships dropped 40 percent. Alcoholism dropped 57 percent."

Feeling spiritually stagnant or distant from the Lord dropped 60 percent.

Thousands of people across various ages, nations, and denominations were included in the research.

Bible reading once, twice, and three times a week was not found to have the same impact.

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