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I have heard it said that when you are ready to receive the Bible, one will come into your hands.

Who said that? There are a lot of Christians in countries where the Bible is forbidden by law who want a Bible but can't get one.

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There are a lot of Christians in countries where the Bible is forbidden by law who want a Bible but can't get one.

 

Then should we have the argument how one can follow sola scriptura when there is no scripture to follow? We see the Holy Spirit finds a way reach people, Bible or not.

 

If a man has the means and access and is asking the question which version of the Bible to read, if he asks in earnest prayer, the Holy Spirit will ensure that something appears in his hands.

 

Psalm 118:8 It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man.

 

You are not starting a relationship with a church or congregation. That comes later. You are starting a personal journey with Christ. Direct your questions to Him. Ask Him which version to read and you'll see something will appear for you. Put your faith in Him that he will speak to you through whichever version He draws you to.

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Wow! the Bible is actually forbidden in places? Is this Islamic countries by any chance?

 

It is mostly in Islamic countries but there are others as well. In North Korea possession of a Bible can get you imprisoned. Here is a site where you can learn more about this subject:

 

https://www.opendoorsusa.org/

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