Did you know that a Bible verse once helped save the British army?
Up until the 20th century, nearly the entire English speaking world used the King James translation of the Bible. We all shared a common text. People were also more Biblically literate than most are today, so if you quoted a Bible verse, people would usually recognize the reference. Bible stories like those in the book of Daniel were very familiar.
I wrote about Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego in my last two posts. These young men were given a choice: they could bow to a pagan idol, or they could be thrown into a fiery furnace. They courageously chose to face the furnace rather than disobey God’s commandments. Continue reading