Nicole Cottrell poses an interesting question:
“Let’s imagine (in horror) for a moment that all of the Bibles on the planet really were burned. No more. Gone. Poof.
Would we, as the church, still be able to proclaim, preach, and preserve the Gospel of Jesus Christ? You know, Bible-less…?”
If the Bible is a how-to book, then Christians and churches are powerless without it. In fact, if all the Bibles went away, Christians would make their own how-to books, ever changing and expanding, a la the Mormons.
If the Bible is a who-is book, then we could get by without the pages, but we would need to quickly ramp up the discipline of telling Jesus’s story and gossiping the gospel. Come to think of it, that’s not a bad discipline to develop, regardless.