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.
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!
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.
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".
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.
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