for America is a tax-exempt, nonprofit organization dedicated to the
spread and understanding of the Word of God. It was established in 2000
after much prayer and fellowship among a small group of Christian
believers in southern California. BfA's stated mission is to distribute
to the public complimentary copies of the groundbreaking New Testament
Recovery Version study Bible.” (from
A number of those meeting with the church in Salt Lake City have become
volunteers for Bibles for America working with BfA to distribute the
Recovery Version study Bible. They have gone door-to-door in neighborhoods
leaving flyers, handed invitations to those in the community they
meet, distributed brochures on campuses, and distributed the Recovery
Version study Bible directly to those they meet.
BfA volunteers in Salt Lake City began to distribute
invitations in February of 2001. Since then thousands of flyers and
gone out in Utah with over 1,800 Bibles distributed to 167 different zip
codes throughout the state. As of June 2004 BfA had passed out over four
million invitations offering a free Recovery Version across the country. They have sent out
over 240,000 New Testament study Bibles. Often the encouraging response of
appreciative Bible recipients is, “The Recovery Version helps me
understand the Bible!” Bibles for America has a mission to offer a free
Recovery Version study Bible to every home in America. The volunteers in Utah
have the same mission, to offer a complimentary
Recovery Version study Bible to every home in the Utah.
Additional Free Literature...
In the summer of 2004 BfA will begin to send additional free literature
to help people read and understand the Bible. This will include a new booklet
"Using the Recovery Version" enhancing the use and appreciation of the
features of the Recovery Version. BfA will also offer a series of
books on living a vital Christian life including titles such as: Basic Elements
of the Christian Life (three volumes), The All-Inclusive
Christ, The Economy of God, The Knowledge of Life, and The Glorious Church.
Within "Basic Elements of the Christian Life" are a series of articles or booklets
such as "The Mystery of Human Life," "The Assurance, Security, and Joy of
Salvation," and "The Precious Blood of Christ." The Mystery of Human Life
addresses the purpose of man's existence
which is found in God's economy, His plan. Four keys are presented to unlock
this mystery. The first key is God's creation of man as a vessel to contain
God for His expression and representation. The second key is man's fall,
damaging the vessel. In the third key Christ restores the vessel through His
death. God gradually carries out His dispensing, the fourth key, into His
redeemed vessels throughout their entire life to accomplish His plan. This
booklet concludes with the way to know the mystery subjectively by entering
into God's plan.
A new believer may have the experience of questioning the genuineness of
their salvation. "The Assurance, Security, and Joy of Salvation" addresses such
questions. There are at least three bases for the believer to know with assurance
they are saved. God's word in the Bible, the witness of the Holy Spirit within,
and the love that they have toward the other believers all testify to the
assurance of salvation. The security of our salvation has an immovable
foundation. Initiated by God in his choosing and marking us out from eternity
past and carried out with His eternal love and grace, our salvation has His
righteousness, as its base. Righteousness is the foundation of God's throne.
Our salvation is as secure and irreversible as God is strong and unchanging.
As a child cannot be unborn, the believer cannot be un-regenerated. The Lord's
unconditional promise in His word assures us that He will never cast us out,
give us up, or abandon us. God's intention is that we not only have Christ
but enjoy Him to the uttermost. It is possible for the believer to loose
their joy because of sin or behaving contrary to this living person within.
But we can maintain our joy by confessing our sins, taking God's word as our
food, opening our heart speaking out to the Lord, and being together in the
fellowship of others who love and enjoy Christ.
The Christian life requires certain basic elements one of which is "The
Pecious Blood of Christ". The application of Christ's blood is necessary because in
our experience we often feel 1) separation toward God, 2) guilt within, and
3) accusation from Satan. These can only be overcome by the blood of Christ.
First God is more concerned with the believer's separation from Him caused
by the sin than the sin itself. The application of His effective blood not
only brings in His forgiveness and cleansing but closes the gap between us
and God ushering us into His presence. Secondly, within the believer is a
heavy load of guilt. The guilt we feel is the stain of our sins on our
conscience. Only the blood of Christ is powerful enough to purge our conscience
from every guilty stain. Wherever we are at any time, if we sense guilt in
our conscience, we can claim the precious blood of Christ which solves the
problem of guilt. Finally Though God has forgiven us and cleansed us from
sin, Satan, the "accuser", often carries on His baseless accusation. Accusation
is crippling. If we listen to Satan's accusation we become powerless. Rather
than remaining under his accusation, by the precious blood of Christ, we have
the ground to reject the false feelings and point Satan to the forgiving and
cleansing effectiveness of Christ's blood. This is the word of the testimony
of the overcoming believers who overcome the accusation of Satan by the blood
of the Lamb and the word of their testimony (Revelation 12:10-11).