The Ronco Bible

Ronco was founded in 1964, and pioneered the late night infomercial. They’re the company who made the tagline, “But wait, there’s more!” famous. I once purchased their “Showtime Rotisserie Oven,” but were also known for rather unique products.

Back in the 80’s, there was a comedy group named Isaac Air Freight who did parodies on the Christian life, and one such parody was called “The Ronco Bible.”

The “Ronco Bible” was unlike any other Bible. You could customize it, making it say what you wanted it to say. “Don’t like this truth? Change it! Turn this vice into a virtue!” The bit was hilarious.

If it were offered on Amazon today it would become a best seller.

The impact of the Ronco Bible has become a sad reality. According to a survey by Pew Research of those who were professing Christians in 2021…

– 92% believed in heaven

– 79% believed in hell

– 45% believe you can go to heaven without belief in God

– 44% believe you cannot go to heaven without belief in God

– 58% believe many religions can lead to eternal life

– 13% believe only Christian religions can lead to eternal life

– 43% believe some non-Christian religions can lead to eternal life

– 30% believe in reincarnation

– 82% believe prayer can be answered

– 59% have experienced answered prayer

– 76% believe feeling the presence of someone who has died is possible to experience

– 47% have experienced the feeling of someone who has died

Biblical illiteracy among Christians is staggering.

Is it because they’ve never been taught, or did their instruction come from the Ronco Bible where redefining words and removal of text is an option.

One of the first verses I memorized is the foundation on which you build your life in Christ. Without it you will never mature in the faith, be tossed to and fro with every wind of doctrine, and be at much greater risk of giving heed to seducing spirits and doctrines of demons.

2 Timothy 3:16-17 (NKJV) “All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work”

Not some, not part, not most.

All Scripture…every chapter, every verse, ever word, and every letter.

If this is not the foundation on which you build, you’re building on sand and great will be your fall!

While this survey is disturbing, it’s not surprising. Many churches have already exchanged the truth of God for a lie, worship creation more than the Creator, and have been living by the Ronco Bibles for years.

Jesus said He would build His church and the gates of hell would not prevail against it. A Church built on the revelation of who He is, on the recognition of and submission to 2 Timothy 3:16-17, and no Ronco Bibles in the pew.

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