If you could only have 1 book of the bible which would it be?

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  1. Jon 316

    Jon 316 Puritan Board Sophomore

    For me it would have to be the book of Romans.
     
  2. OPC'n

    OPC'n Puritan Board Doctor

    Romans too! Glad we don't have to pick! However, the persecuted church does. They get one page of the Bible and have to pass it along to other people. We can help get Bibles into their hands though! Go here and put one into their hands!
     
  3. BobVigneault

    BobVigneault Bawberator

    Yup Romans of course with Psalms running a close second.
     
  4. TaylorOtwell

    TaylorOtwell Puritan Board Junior

    The Gospel According to John
     
  5. JonathanHunt

    JonathanHunt Puritan Board Senior

    Given my existing awareness of the teaching of the NT, I would say Psalms. If I was not aware of NT teaching I would agree with Romans.
     
  6. satz

    satz Puritan Board Senior

    Seems like an unfair choice to have to make...
     
  7. Skyler

    Skyler Puritan Board Graduate

    I would second the Gospel of John. Not only does it have blatantly Reformed theology seeping out the cracks, it's a good choice for evangelism.
     
  8. Theognome

    Theognome Burrito Bill

    Matthew.

    Theognome
     
  9. larryjf

    larryjf Puritan Board Senior

    I lean towards Psalms simply because all of Scripture is the Word of God, and with Psalms you get alot of Scripture. Plus, you can use it to sing praises to the Lord as well.
     
  10. Jesus is my friend

    Jesus is my friend Puritan Board Junior

    1a)Romans
    1b)John

    I couldnt pick just one,That's a tough question:think:
     
  11. Galatians220

    Galatians220 Puritan Board Post-Graduate

    Another vote for John, but with the request, I would write an impassioned plea for Romans, Psalms, Isaiah, Galatians, Philippians and John's epistles, among, oh, maybe 57 others. ;)

    Margaret
     
  12. satz

    satz Puritan Board Senior

    If I had to choose maybe Colossians or Phillipians.
     
  13. StormSaxon

    StormSaxon Puritan Board Freshman

    Either I'm extremely tired and I misread that or is that backwards? :think:


    I would have to say Psalms or Isaiah, hard choice.
     
  14. Backwoods Presbyterian

    Backwoods Presbyterian Puritan Board Doctor

    Psalms...
     
  15. Jimmy the Greek

    Jimmy the Greek Puritan Board Senior

    This is not even fun to think about. :(
     
  16. ServantofGod

    ServantofGod Puritan Board Junior

    I would smuggle the whole Book in. :)
     
  17. PresbyDane

    PresbyDane Puritanboard Doctor

    Romans :graduate::)
     
  18. PuritanCovenanter

    PuritanCovenanter Moderator Staff Member

    Gospel of John for me.
     
  19. Classical Presbyterian

    Classical Presbyterian Puritan Board Junior

    John, Romans or Ephesians
     
  20. DMcFadden

    DMcFadden Puritan Board Doctor

    John, Romans, or Psalms (probably John)
     
  21. Montanablue

    Montanablue Puritan Board Doctor

    John. But Galatians is a close second.
     
  22. Tripel

    Tripel Puritan Board Senior

    Genesis, Psalms, or Isaiah. Probably Psalms.
     
  23. Tim

    Tim Puritan Board Graduate

    I'm thinking about Genesis.
     
  24. caddy

    caddy Puritan Board Senior

    N.T: Romans
    O.T: Ecclesiastes
     
  25. Beth Ellen Nagle

    Beth Ellen Nagle Puritan Board Senior

    Psalms for meditating on and singing. :book2:
     
  26. CharlieJ

    CharlieJ Puritan Board Junior

    It would have to be one of the Gospels. Without the "good news" the rest of the Bible is opaque. I would hate to lose even one book, but I can't imagine being deprived of the story of Jesus. With just one Gospel (Matthew or Luke), I could stand amazed at His birth, watch His early life of quiet obedience, hear the Father proclaim pleasure at His baptism, learn from His words, be silenced by His miracles, be comforted by His compassion, be corrected by His rebukes, identify with His disciples of little faith, agonize and rejoice at His wounding and crucifixion, exult in His resurrection, and take courage at His Great Commission.

    Hmm... I think I'll go read now.
     
  27. E Nomine

    E Nomine Puritan Board Freshman

    Gospel of John was my first thought, but this is a terrible hypothetical to consider.
     
  28. Skyler

    Skyler Puritan Board Graduate

    True.

    Come to think of it, I changed my mind. I'd want my 1 book to be my NIV-KJV parallel Bible. After all, it's only one *book*, and it's of the Bible, isn't it? ;)
     
  29. Ivan

    Ivan Pastor

    Hezekiah? :confused: :lol:
     
  30. Berean

    Berean Puritan Board Doctor

    Romans
     
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