This month we look back and ahead while thanking God for His faithfulness through countless people just like you.
Back to the Bible began in May 1939 with the simple idea of sharing God’s Word between
Sundays over the latest technology in every home— radio. For many years those days between Sundays were filled with compelling voices, including founder Theodore
Epp, noted Pastor and teacher, Dr. Warren Wiersbe, Dr. Woodrow Kroll, plus so many
other gifted speakers.
Back to the Bible’s goal was simply to proclaim the powerful Word of God so that hearts,
minds and lives would be transformed on a daily basis. And thankfully, God allowed countless numbers of people to discover Jesus for the first time and grow closer to Him each
While Jesus Christ and His Word are the same yesterday, today and forever, nothing stands still in the world around us. Today, people want everything now with no schedule except their own. Therefore, Back to the Bible made the switch from radio and television to daily discipleship— On Demand—whenever and wherever someone desires. Like in the middle of the night when sleep eludes them, or while getting ready for a busy day, or as Holy Spirit opportunities in otherwise hectic schedules. Anytime is the right time to spend time hearing from the Lord.
The shift to On Demand programming is vital in other ways, too. Eight out of 10 people around us each day do not know Jesus. The majority of them aren’t seeking out Christian media (and become even less interested when it turns political). Conversely, 84% of the people around us have concern about their spiritual well-being. Therefore, Back to the Bible is holding out the Bible as the source of knowing God and the abundant spiritual life He calls each of us to.
The key to reaching people today is being available when they have interest and then walking with them in finding biblical answers. As Jesus promises,
“Here I am. I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with him, and he with me” (Rev. 3:20).