This is reflected in the fact that a great many phrases popular in our culture have been attributed to the Bible, even though they may or may not have originated there.
A careful study will often show that Scripture supports the purposes of some of these sayings while it actually contradicts others. So, how about a test of your own Biblical literacy? Can you say for certain which of the following sayings are actually found in the Bible?
◦Moderation in all things.
◦Once saved, always saved.
◦Spare the rod, spoil the child.
◦To thine ownself be true.
◦Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.
◦God helps those who help themselves.
◦Money is the root of all evil.
◦Cleanliness is next to godliness.
◦This too shall pass.
◦The eye is the window to the soul.
◦God works in mysterious ways.
◦The lion shall lay down with the lamb.
◦Pride comes before the fall.
Not quite sure? Then, how about the following concepts? Did they actually originate in the Bible?
◦The Three Wisemen
◦The Sinner's Prayer
◦The Seven Deadly Sins
Not sure here either? Well, don’t despair. The folks over at “Blue Letter Bible” have thoroughly researched each of these. Their answers may surprise you. Check out the discussion at: http://www.blueletterbible.org/faq/sayings.cfm.
In the meantime, remember that the best way to know what the Bible does actually say is to read it for your own self. After all, doing so is free and will not cost you a dime!
Chances are that you already have internet access or else you would not be reading this right now. Any of the following web sites provide excellent Bible translations and other study tools.
Bible Hub by Biblos
Bible Gateway (Over 100 translations)
Bible Study Tools (Greek and Hebrew Language Tools)
General Bible Study Tools
Why not take advantage of these sites? You might just be glad you did. Not to mention what you might discover along the way!