The Aitken Bible – After the Revolutionary War, the British cut off the supply of Bibles to the US. Philadelphia printer Robert Aitken spent large sums of his own money to print an American edition of the Bible, which Congress reviewed & approved in 1782. It was not only the first English-language Bible printed in the US, but also the only Bible ever to be officially authorized by Congress. You can also buy a Gutenberg Bible for around $35 million.
All that God wants you to know is perfectly laid out for you in the Bible. For example, just who is the Bible for, the super religious or just your pastor perhaps? “I am teaching you today – yes, you – so you will trust the Lord” (Proverbs 22:19). Okay, but being so old, is it still relevant? “For the word of God is alive and powerful” (Hebrews 4:12). How often should you read? “Study this book of instruction continually. Meditate on it day and night so you will be sure to obey everything written in it. Only then will you prosper and succeed in all you do.” (Joshua 1:8). Perhaps you’re over exaggerating just a tad? “These instructions are not empty words – they are your life!” (Deuteronomy 32:47)
Most values are taught through upbringing and then we go through life trying to reason if things are “good” or “bad”, or even if we should care at all. The problem with this is we simply don’t have the ability. You see, “My thoughts are nothing like your thoughts,” says the Lord, “And my ways are far beyond anything you could imagine” (Isaiah 55:8). Fortunately, we can adopt God’s thoughts and value systems and it’s clearly laid out for us in the book that must become a constant, the Bible. Abraham Lincoln (Honest Abe) insisted, “But for this book, we could not know right from wrong.”