Pastor Mark Adams of Redland Baptist Church shared a unique story about the Bible and its part in a play written by an atheist. He said,
I always go over our essential beliefs as a church family and on the Sunday that we talk about our convictions about the Bible I tell them the story of a play that was written many years ago before the fall of the iron curtain in the then atheist nation of Russia. The purpose of the play was to mock Christianity and it was entitled, “Christ in Tuxedo.” The opening scene showed a bar in a church building with nuns in their habits standing at the bar drinking and gambling. The purpose of this scene was to degrade the church-to depict it as a den of iniquity. The actor who was to play the lead-a Russian star performer-was to walk on stage and begin reading a few verses from Matthew 5-Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount. He was to then put the Bible down and make fun of this text. Well, he entered on cue and began to read but strangely he could not. He continued to read on and on as if he were under an irresistible compulsion. A quietness fell over the actors and a stillness fell over the crowd. Finally, with tears in his eyes, the actor raised his hands in prayer and said, “Jesus, remember me when You come into Your kingdom.” The curtain fell permanently. The Soviet Union never allowed this play to be presented again. Because even in mockery, the Word of God broke through the minds of the people because God’s Word is alive and powerful. As Hebrews 4:12 says, “The Word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.”
There is no book like THE BOOK.