The editors of GQ Magazine have named the Holy Bible as one of the most overrated books in history. It’s ironic considering that a good many folks back home in Tennessee find GQ Magazine to be overrated.
The Bible is ranked number 12 on their list of 21 books you don’t have to read before you die. The editors called God’s Word repetitive, self-contradictory, foolish and ill-intentioned:
“The Holy Bible is rated very highly by all the people who supposedly live by it but who in actuality have not read it. Those who have read it know there are some good parts, but overall it is certainly not the finest thing that man has ever produced. It is repetitive, self-contradictory, sententious, foolish, and even at times ill-intentioned.”
As a longtime Southern Baptist, I’ve grown accustomed to such foolish declarations from the “enlightened” crowd. I suspect the highbrow editors at GQ Magazine would not know the difference between John the Baptist and Balaam’s Ass.
The truth is the Bible documents the greatest story ever told – a story about agape love and sacrifice and redemption – everlasting life.
And it’s also the best-selling book of all time – more than five billion copies sold, according to Guinness World Records.
“The Holy Bible is God-breathed, it is living and active, and it is sharper than a double-edged sword,” Franklin Graham wrote on Facebook. “There is nothing more powerful, and there’s nothing more needed by mankind than the Word of God.”
Rev. Graham, the president of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, explained that the subject of the Bible from Genesis to Revelation is Jesus Christ.
“And one day soon, every knee will bow and every tongue confess that He is Lord,” he declared.
Now far be it from me to tell the pompous, erudite, literary crowd at GQ Magazine what books they should and should not read, but based on the Gospels – they might want to glance at John 3:16 before they kick the bucket.