The Bible That Saved a Life

Each quarter we publish the “Gospel Messenger”. It is called the “gospel” because this means “good news”.

“The Holy Scriptures are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus” 2 Timothy 3:15

Arthur Ingham and John Moody were 18 year old school friends who’d grown up together in Manchester. At the outbreak of WW1 the two lads joined up at Manchester Town Hall. Like many young men they joined local regiments that drew in people who all lived in the same area.

Sent to the front in France, they were both involved in the Battle of the Somme. And it was here that the little Bible that Arthur kept in his top pocket saved
his life.

At the Somme, an exploding German shell sent a piece of shrapnel flying towards him. It hit his chest and would have meant certain death for the young
man, had he not had his Bible in the breast pocket of his uniform. It took the full force of the shrapnel, which left an inch wide hole.

He would later say about the Bible;

“This saved my life”.

However the Bible is able to save from far greater danger than physical death. It is the means of eternal salvation from sin and judgement as it
tells us of the death, burial and resurrection of Christ as the only Saviour of sinners.

“The Holy Scriptures…are able to make thee wise unto salvation, through faith which is in Christ Jesus”. 2 Timothy 3:15;


“All scripture is given by inspiration of God” 2 Timothy 3:16


“For the word of God is quick and powerful, and sharper than any two edged sword” Hebrews 4:12


“Heaven and earth shall pass away, but My words shall not pass away” Matthew 24:35


“The entrance of Thy words giveth light” Psalm 119:130


Every Sunday at 6pm we have a gospel meeting at the hall.

All are very welcome

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