Jacquelyn Sapiie, Library Services Supervisor at the, All tip submissions are carefully reviewed before being published. You could always pray over them and give them to a resale store. Nov 26, 2012 - Explore Cori Lynn Monger's board "Ways to use my old Bibles", followed by 284 people on Pinterest. Or until you inherit a small library and find an old family bible on a shelf. I have an 1892 Bible, what should I do with it? Christian living resources and Bible study to encourage your walk with Jesus Christ. Then on top of that, her husband walked out on her and left her with 4 children. Do you have a way to remove imprinted names on leather bible covers? You could either store the bedbugs in an airtight container until you are sure that the bedbugs are dead, or burn it. Do not cast me off in the time of old age; forsake me not when my strength is spent. Reason I browsed how. Genesis 2:24 It is not true that the Bible teaches multiple views of marriage, and therefore the Bible’s clarity is diminished on this question. Some people feel that a Bible should be discarded with the same honor as the national flag. I live in Nigeria and I have about torn apart Bible and other Christian literature. Ephesians 6:1-3 ESV / 41 helpful votes Helpful Not Helpful Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. Hmmm, it would appear from your FAQ page that you can recycle ANY translation. They are dated 1823, 1831 and 1889. Most importantly, if you would like to receive inventory updates, and special SALE offers including discounts and bonus gifts available only to our Email Newsletter subscribers, you should sign up to receive our Email Newsletter today. We take any and all Christian literature! Steve and Rebecca Wilke, and we wrote, “After decades of working with couples, we can confidently report to you that marital satisfaction is directly linked to spiritual intimacy, both with the Lord and with each other. Be inspired with daily articles featuring marriage help, parenting advice, movie reviews and more! With your prayerfully support, we have been able to help Pastors and missionaries with bibles and other books and the works of evangelism were expanded and the glorious message of Gods saving power had reached many regions of this part of the world, but still there are millions souls around us who have never heard the gospel of Jesus Christ and His saving power. Not that we’re aware of. I think, "The Bible and the American flag support faith in God, love of God, country and freedom. I have a couple of questions. I will bury it in its own box. We are THE SOURCE for ancient Bibles. Thanks. First, “badly damaged” to most westerners is not “badly damaged” to people who routinely have to bury their Christian literature in the ground to prevent its being discovered by authorities. It sometimes feels almost rude or discourteous to donate a very damaged bible, but if you could ask our brothers and sisters in Africa and Asia whether they would prefer 95% of a bible or no bible at all … they would kiss your hands for giving them 95% of a bible. In this way children are able to see that is not just a formal time where we sit down for a few minutes with the Bible and then … I would like to make a donation. Check its catalog online at www.familysearch.org. But we’ve practiced daily Bible reading, whether we are able to do it creatively or not. I'd say the following are the best options, in order of attractiveness: Sell the books as antiques, either to a genealogical society, antique dealer or collector Donate the books to a museum or genealogical society, after having had them appraised, then (if possible) write the donation off come tax season We do very occasionally get a donated bible that is falling to pieces because the binding is completely blown out, and those we (lovingly and respectfully) recycle. This rot is due to various causes, but the most common cause is poor tannage. Because they were designed to withstand the abuse of generations, they were a natural place to keep important documents and record genealogical data like births, deaths and marriages. You can fill out customs forms online in advance – https://www.canadapost.ca/cpotools/apps/cdc?execution=e1s1. We have a Bible from the family of an acquaintance. Question: "What does the Bible say about family?" By signing up you are agreeing to receive emails according to our privacy policy. If you prefer to permanently dispose of the book, do so respectfully, such as with a thoughtful burial or cremation, or have the book recycled. This collection of Bible verses about family will help you focus on the various relational aspects of a godly family unit. Most old Family Bibles are bound in leather that is suffering from red, (or brown) rot. Are you excepting old useable Bibles? That person can keep his bible. You may not be able to change the policy, but you can discuss it with the diocese. We know ads can be annoying, but they’re what allow us to make all of wikiHow available for free. Donate it. This article received 15 testimonials and 87% of readers who voted found it helpful, earning it our reader-approved status. I’m staying in FL right now. This allows someone else to experience the word of God who may otherwise not have had the opportunity. Not only will it be beautiful again, but it will be sturdy and usable. Despite the fact that the old leather is deteriorating and literally disintegrating in your hands, The ornate decoration and the fact that is part and parcel of you treasured Bible, it should be saved. There might be more depth to that decision. Just want to make sure before I spend the money on postage. The Family History Library in Salt Lake City has many family Bible records on microfilm. The word of God is more powerful than any voodoo. How do I change their policy? wikiHow is a “wiki,” similar to Wikipedia, which means that many of our articles are co-written by multiple authors. As you read this, there are countless people all over the world who are praying for a bible of their own, because prayer is the only way they’ll ever get one. I chose to burn them while saying a prayer. The owner continuously adds records transcribed from old Family Bibles. One outstanding testimony was of a young lady named Sera who wanted to burn herself up because she lost her mother and father who passed away in a motor car accident 3 months ago. There is no one, ultimately “correct,” way to dispose of an old bible. We have all the resources you need to run a bible drive with your local church or ministry! Your children can gain a deeper appreciation for the Bible by holding one of the earliest English printings in their hands. Therefore, I support the, "The Bible is sacred to me l believe in the word of God .I found the part about keeping the bible in its own, "I lived in my house 34 years and am moving to a much smaller place. We’ve been sending old, donated English bibles to the mission field for more than 40 years and not once has a distributor or missions partner said, “I really can’t use these because they’re in English.”. You can mail them or drop them off at either of our locations—in Illinois or Alabama: 60D South Mountain Dr – Decatur, AL  35603. The Lord is faithful and just to forgive you. ", about how to respectfully discard of them. That is simply a consequence of the fact that so many Bibles were printed as well as the fact that many were treated as important family heirlooms and have therefore survived the ravages of time. She does have a few family members listed with birthdays, marriages. Send it to us. The priest said he called the diocese and they told him to bury them with next person in the family. I worked on a book with Drs. For details on what we can and cannot use, see our Needed Materials page – https://lovepackages.org/needed-materials/. References Here’s one I recommend: reading through the Bible aloud with your family. Please help us continue to provide you with our trusted how-to guides and videos for free by whitelisting wikiHow on your ad blocker. Whether you are struggling through morning chores together, trying to cook dinner, struggling with discipline, or dealing with a difficult family member, the Bible offers encouragement and inspiration for how we should respond and treat our family. We cleared out her apartment on her death but we have no connection to them at all. We have two locations. It is God's Word and as such it is holy, so you might be better off buying an autograph book instead. Answer: The concept of family is extremely important in the Bible, both in a physical sense and in a theological sense. Is there any way they can be used? Why I chose to do this was simple. What should we do? Who do I send them to? Thank you! That bible is fine. Reply. Keep old family Bibles out of direct sunlight, which can cause paper and bindings to yellow and fade, becoming brittle in time. But even if it is—even if pages are falling out and half of Revelation is missing—it is still more of the word of God than most people in the world will ever hold in their hands. On the one hand, as Christians, we respect the word of God in its printed form and we treat our bibles lovingly for what they contain. Store Bibles for safekeeping by slipping the books into a resealable plastic bag and adding 2 to 3 small pouches of dessicant (silica gel), which absorbs moisture. Remember to not start worshiping the Bible, God is the one you should be focusing on (if you are a Christian that is). With notable exceptions, most Bibles printed after 1800 in America and after 1700 in Europe are actually not worth very much money. Thank you!!!! It helps to go through the laws of boundaries and see what's being broken, in order to fix things. No one has claimed knowing the owners, therefore, we, "To be given four choices for studying my Bible was very useful. I recently inherited a family Bible that is over 150 years old. Last Updated: September 10, 2020 What can I do if I have burnt a Bible disrespectfully during a time when I was anti-Christian? wikiHow is a “wiki,” similar to Wikipedia, which means that many of our articles are co-written by multiple authors. To create this article, 28 people, some anonymous, worked to edit and improve it over time. DelBlogger says: October 30, 2017 at 3:56 pm. Countless Christians cannot afford to purchase a new Bible, so a donated Bible is a valuable gift. ", same procedure as the American Legion uses to retire the U.S. flag when it is no longer serviceable. If you decide to use the first option, you will need to look up how long it takes for the bedbugs to die to be sure. Some Christians like to offer old Bibles free of charge at their own yard sales. One was my grandmother’s who wrote in it a lot. Include your email address to get a message when this question is answered. It is falling apart and I want to do as much as I can to preserve it so it doesn't get in any worse condition. Before you throw away an old Bible, prayerfully consider giving it to someone or donating it to a local church or ministry. As above, while cremating your Bible, you may want to consider saying a prayer, reflecting in silence, and so on. Many Christians believe that it is the contents of the Bible that makes it sacred, not the paper and ink, and therefore the Bible can be disposed of like any other book. When she heard it, she broke down and wept and wept and then gave her life to JESUS and was a brand new soul and mother. But it’s a good question. We look at every book that comes through, so if it’s usable, we’ll send it on. Another similar Bible-distributing charity. Some are missing genealogy pages. I found Bibles after my dad's death. This article was very helpful. Thank you for all you do. If you have a pre-paid funeral plan, make sure the funeral director knows of your wishes to have the Bible buried or cremated with you. Join Our Free Penpals and Take The Bible History Quiz ---bethie on 9/11/06 Did your mother show intentions to have it buried with her? Consumed by fire with proper respect. Buy or ask in your church for a new Bible and write your parent's name on it. Many nations and communities around the world—like Nigeria and Ghana—have taught English in their schools for years, and one quarter of India’s 1.4 billion people speak and read English. Like if someone practiced hoodoo with their Bible a couple of times and then rededicated themselves to God, what should they with the Bible? If it still bothers you to donate a torn up bible, we invite you to buy a few new ones and send them with your old one. I don't have the heart to re-cycle or bury. We tried it, and it worked so well for us that we’re going to do it every year. On the pages between the Old and New Testaments, old Bibles often contain hand written records or births and deaths. I appreciated the advice you gave to do this. So the answer to, “How should I dispose of an old bible?” or, “What should I do with an extra bible?” is really whatever you deem most respectful. You can also drop-off bible (and other Christian literature) donations at any of our partner locations near you: While you’re at it, you might consider collecting a few more things to bring with you. Many find the most strength in God and in their families, and bible verses about family help serve as a reminder of that strength. How can I get rid of a Bible that smells like cigarette smoke? I have a Bible that has missing pages in the NT, pg 115-242, John-2 John. For the family Bibles that pre-date the gaudy Victorian era, we offer complete rebinding in calf or goatskin with an antiqued finish to replicate what your Bible should have looked like with years of careful use. (It is not “bad luck” to recycle an old, worn out bible.). Bible reading is one aspect of spiritual intimacy that can have an amazing impact on a couple’s sense of togetherness. So glad I found your site!. My family buried my Daddy's Bible with my Mother because they did not want me to have it. I have an old bible of my aunt’s. Illinois address is 220 Union St, Butler, IL 62015. Gathering with family members in quiet reflection, Enlisting the help of a priest to bless the Bible, Marking the buried Bible's location with a small marker. So that is how I will be getting rid it . Now I'm not limited to one choice, and perhaps will, "The article caused me to reflect on how precious this Bible truly is to me. Martin has returned from distributing Bibles to pastors who in turn gave to their evangelism pastors, who then went to bless hospitals, prisons, and schools. If you don’t know want it, what do I do with it? There are some common circumstances, questions, and objections that arise when we talk about donating old, worn bibles. The church, the universal body of believers, is called the family of God.When we receive God's Spirit at salvation, we are adopted into his family. Churches, who may in turn donate the book to the needy. W e welcome your requests for any Bibles that are more than 200 years old, so let us know if you don’t see what you want. I have a twist on this subject. gov/nara/ nail.html and the Library of Congress catalogs catalog.loc.gov for family Bibles. These types of services are a great choice for when your Bible carries some sort of sentimental significance. Related post: Why You Should Read the Bible Every Day. What is the nearest drop off center to me I live in Lexington KY? The Bible reveals that family relationships are important to God. A four-century-old English Family Bible makes the ideal family heirloom. This article has been viewed 213,278 times. Because nothing else rivals its ability to define life and add the crowning embellishments to a new relationship with God, at CYF our Bibles have been carefully selected to complement your life no matter where you are. ", http://everything2.com/index.pl?node_id=1702228, consider supporting our work with a contribution to wikiHow. What is the most respectful way to off-load an old or extra bible? ", wanted to dispose the Bibles in a respectable way. Hi, I am just wondering what people do with old Bibles. This option is a good choice when the Bible has sentimental significance but is either too costly or too difficult to repair. "It is like disposing of a letter from a lost loved one. ” Mario n says: October 30, 2017 at 8:09 am. Good morning and thanks for this nice article. No. If you want to learn how to show respect the Bible while you're getting rid of it, keep reading! Can I autograph a Bible like it’s a book, so as to collect autographs? I have decided to keep it around until, "I have a Bible that is disintegrating and wanted to know as a Christian how to dispose of it with respect. Because of its holy status, many observant Christians (and even non-believers) are hesitant to dispose of it in the same way they might dispose of everyday waste. Thanks for asking, Ed! Throwing it away just won't happen, but leaving it on a shelf to get dusty seems wrong too. Some years ago, I inherited 3 old family bibles. Christian homeless shelters, many of which offer prayer groups and bible study classes. I feel the family should have been asked first. I am interested in donating a couple older bibles. Repent, and if you truly mean what you say in your repentance prayer, He will forgive you. There are several ways to get your old bibles to us. Truly old Bibles in Latin and German start around $750. I would be happy to donate them. You could pass it along to a family member, or donate it to a local church or museum. I have a couple of older “family “ bibles. If the Bible is in reasonable condition, consider donating it to a person or to a charity that will use it. When no one’s excited about Bible time — we read the Bible anyway. My name is on the outside. She had never heard of it in her entire life. The big ones In this case, you may want to create a special vessel for the Bible to separate it from the rest of the trash by placing it in its own bag or box. But while we love and cherish the word of God, we don’t worship the paper it is printed on or the leather than holds it together. The first step is identifying these rules of the family and turn from them. The concept of family was introduced in the very beginning, as we see in Genesis 1:28, "God blessed them and said to them, ‘Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. They may have done it because they wanted them to take it and not because of you. 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