Tuesday, May 17, 2011

BIBLE NOT FOR JEWS ONLY... Greeks starting to read Letters to Corinthians finally

By Nico Bougas
CORINTH, GREECE (ANS) -- Is been some time since the Apostle Paul wrote his two letters to the Corinthians.

Ruins of the Temple of Apollo in Corinth
(Photo: www.HolyLandPhotos.org)
In the coming summer vacations some 750 villages and towns in the area surrounding Corinth, Greece will again be receiving the letters from Paul, as well as the rest of the New Testament writers. Around 300 volunteers from around the world will take part in a mass distribution of scriptures to 90,000 homes in the area. The copies of the New Testament will be in modern Greek published by the Bible Society.
Very few Greeks own a copy of the Bible as it is regarded as a study book for theologians and clergymen. And not intended to be read by the masses. Those that do possess a copy of the Bible treat it more as a good luck charm or an ornament.
During this project 90,000 households will be receiving a beautifully bound copy of the New Testament in a language they would expect to find in their daily newspaper. It is the sort of Greek the venerable apostle would have used if he had been sending out his epistles today.

 The campaign is being organized by Hellenic Ministries, a Greek-based evangelistic mission operating out of Athens, Greece. The mission was started by Costas and Alky Macris who had returned from their own work as pioneer missionaries in Irian Jaya for health reasons and immediately began a new ministry in their native Greece.
This project is the biggest evangelistic effort in the long history of Greece... READ MORE HERE >>>

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