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Saved By The Bible
by Steve Higginbotham
September 3, 2007
Ten days ago, Pfc. Brendon Schweigart, 22 was on a mission to recover a tank that had broken down in Baghdad, Iraq.  Upon reaching the tank, he was struck in the chest by a sniper's bullet.  Fortunately for Schweigart, the bullet embedded itself into a Bible he carried in his shirt pocket.  The Word of God had quite literally saved his life!
Mr. Schweigart's experience reminds me of a passage in the Bible.  "Therefore lay aside all filthiness and overflow of wickedness, and receive with meekness the implanted word, which is able to save your souls" (James 1:21).
Pfc. Brendon Schweigart learned that keeping a Bible near your heart can literally save your life, but more important than that, keeping a Bible near your heart will also be able to stop the attacks of the Devil and will save your soul.
Copyright 2007, South Green Street Church of Christ, Glasgow, Kentucky
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