How Can We Use the Internet To Give Billions Access to the Bible?
What will it take for billions of individuals to gain access to the Bible in their first language?
The translated Scriptures—online.
The majority of the world is connected to the Internet, yet 1.2 billion people do not have online access to Scriptures in their own language. It is easier for some to access the Internet than it is to gain access to books like the Bible.
American Bible Society (ABS) has been working with Bible Societies across the globe to close the digital divide and provide a way for people to access The Gospel in their first language.
Additionally, ABS is helping Bible Societies add e-commerce and transactional functionality to their websites so they can take donations, share Bible engagement resources, and continue to fund their mission.
Here’s the current breakdown of .BIBLE sites by region, which supply the translated Scriptures as well as Bible engagement resources:
- Africa: 474
- Europe: 51
- Asia: 277
- Americas: 29
- International: 5
- Sign Language: 15
That’s a total of 851 worldwide.
Progress is being made, but there’s a long way to go. These .BIBLE websites have the potential to reach 6,479,854,888 speakers with Internet access.
ABS needs your help. Here’s the plan:
The Digital .BIBLE Project will create 200 more Digital .BIBLE websites in 2020.
Notably, this project is going to expand functionality and donation-taking capabilities for Bible Society websites. Every dollar given supports Scripture Engagement, Bible Translation, or Digital. BIBLE websites.
You have the ability to help ABS make sure that millions more people will have the opportunity to engage with the Bible and discover a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
Will you partner with ABS and be a part of building the next 200 .BIBLE sites in 2020 for #GivingTuesday?
Learn how you can help on #GivingTuesday at get.bible/digitalbible.
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