Thursday, August 28, 2003
Got this email twice: "Re: Fwd: AWESOME Pictures & Text! I THOUGHT ABOUT YOU!" Included is a *.pps file with a description of the "center verse of the Bible" being the center of God's will for your life. The "math" points to Psalm 118:8 - "It is better to take refuge in the LORD than to trust in man." That's a great verse, but I don't know about making one verse a cornerstone for my faith. Then, I googled this phrase - "center verse of the bible" - and got these links:
- Not Center Verse Of The Bible - I liked this one, refuting the claim but still point to Truth
- Urban Legends Reference - This one isn't "christian", but it's right about the math being faulty
- Bible Statistics - Marsh Bible Commentary - This one was my favorite, with a good poking-fun sense of irony/humor. Since this faulty math led to the wrong "center verse" (real "center verse" would be Psalm 103:1, and real "center chapter" would be Psalm 117) - it proves that we should follow God and not trust in man, just as Psalm 118:8 says.