How does one properly and respectfully dispose of old bibles?

Jump to Last Post 1-5 of 5 discussions (5 posts)
  1. The Rope profile image52
    The Ropeposted 9 years ago

    How does one properly and respectfully dispose of old bibles?

    Somehow I've collected about 20 and do not feel it is appropriate to toss them.  The only thing I could think of was to use the same method we do for the American flag, burn them or bury them.  Your advice would be appreciated.

  2. Yasmina profile image53
    Yasminaposted 9 years ago

    I very much understand how you feel!! When we look at the Bible it seems to be holy, right? I do! But in fact, it is God´s words, that is holy!
    If the Bibles are in good condition, I will recommend that you give them to some kind of "second hand" store. I know that a lot of people are looking for old Bibles..
    Else, if I were you, I think I would burn them.
    The most important is, that God knows how we feel about his word and the Bible, and if we do wrong because of unaware, he will forgive us!
    The Bible says that "God is bigger than our hearts". Which means that, we may judge ourselves, but God understand. He can read our hearts!

  3. Lady_E profile image66
    Lady_Eposted 9 years ago

    I don't think people do. Just give them to someone who needs them or place a free ad on a website asking for someone to collect them.

    @ Thesecondadvent - I'm sure people give small donations to The Universal Church and it won't hurt in paying the shipping if The Rope sends it to you. That's 20 Free Books.

  4. dabeaner profile image57
    dabeanerposted 9 years ago

    Why is this a question?  Why the concern about "properly and respectfully"?  It's just useless paper.  Just throw them into the garbage.  And if you want to be politically correct, make sure it's the "recyclables bin".

  5. Born Again 05 profile image78
    Born Again 05posted 9 years ago

    I frequently see used Bibles at our local Salvation Army store. They sell them inexpensively allowing someone to purchase one that may otherwise not afford it. You could also offer them up at your church. Request permission to place them in the back and ask the Pastor to put it in the announcements. Another possibility is to donate them to your local rescue mission. Does your church support any missionaries? They too might welcome them to hand out to new believers. Just some thoughts. There's nothing quite like a "good old" Bible.

Closed to reply

This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)