According to a recent news article, Gentlemen’s Quarterly (GQ) magazine has rated the Bible as one of the 20 historically well-known books that are now “irrelevant.”

Sandwiched into the list between ‘The Ambassadors’ by Henry James and ‘Franny and Zooey’ by J. D. Salinger, the Bible was listed as the 12th most irrelevant book.

Of course, the Bible is God’s Word.  So rating the Bible as “irrelevant” is the same as rating God and His Word as “irrelevant.”  That carries some penalties, beloved.

Christians immediately took to Twitter to let GQ know how they feel about the rating.  One Twitter user wrote:

“Actually the Bible is: the most translated book, ever; written by 40 authors over 1600 + yet 1 continuous theme; Billions sold/more than any other book; many have tried to outlaw or destroy it + yet it remains. Overrated, not likely.”

Another wrote:

I note GQ editors didn’t put Koran or Hindu books etc in their list — but the Bible is (#12). That’s because God’s Word convicts, & GQ editors don’t want to acknowledge they’re sinners in need of salvation & need to submit to God’s Word in all areas of life.”

And yet another Christian wrote:

“The Bible wasn’t written … to impress GQ Magazine… It was written to breath into our lives and has accomplished just that for centuries. GQ will come and go. But God’s Word will last for eternity.”

In the comments section under the article, other Christians chimed in, with one saying, “This attitude by GQ is why America is rotting from within. And it’s why those of us who are Christians don’t listen to a word the MSM says.”

Another wrote, “Well, yet another sign that the US keeps walking away from God Who blessed this country, once. I guess no more ‘In God we trust’ and getting closer to more like Sodom and Gomorrah.”

And finally, another commentator wrote:

People still read GQ? That’s so 90s. I thought it died together with the other lads mags.”

And that’s the truth of the matter, folks.  In reality, GQ is the publication that’s irrelevant.  I don’t think I’ve ever picked up a copy in my entire life, though I’ve seen their pretentious covers in magazine racks many times.

But the Bible?  It’s like reading today’s headlines, without the distorted propaganda.

The Bible is what allows us to understand with clarity why the things happening in the world today are actually happening…who’s actually behind the events that rock and then re-shape entire nations…what their ultimate goals are…who they really work for…and what the ultimate outcome will be by the time this flesh age is over with.

What’s more, we’re told in the Bible that those who keep God’s Word, rather than dismiss it as “irrelevant,” are those who will in turn be kept (i.e., preserved) by God from the “hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth.”

In other words, when the big test comes, GQ fails because they’ve already dismissed God’s Word as irrelevant to their lives.

But those who keep God’s Word win.  It’s that simple.  Of course, you have to learn God’s Word in order to keep it.

But irrelevant?

Not hardly.  I can’t think of anything more relevant than the Bible.  Read just one of the Bible studies at this link and come back and tell me the Bible has become “irrelevant.”

Regards in Christ,

Steve Barwick


Steve Barwick

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