If you took away the pedals and put a motor on it, then you would have something right out of a star wars movie. Even WITH the pedals, this gets me thinking I would want one. The methods of our transportation may change, but we still go; no matter what the form may be. Knowing God is something like that as well. Originally, The Bible was written on scrolls, without so much as even a chapter or verse number. Then, they were gathered together into a codex (our modern book form). Later, about 1300 or so, chapter and book headings were included. Then in the 19th and 20th century, specialty Bibles like Thompson's chain reference, The Companion Bible and The Emphasized Bible came on the scene. In the later part of the 20th Century along came computers and with it a whole new ability for study. Presently, it is very easy to have a whole Biblical research library at your fingertips for free. What a blessing!!! Yet, the times have also changed; we have organized opposition to Christianity that could not of existed in former times. In thinking about this, I remembered one of the first Bible passages I ever knew; it is...
2 Timothy 3:12-17 (WEB)
12) Yes, and all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution.
13) But evil men and impostors will grow worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived.
14) But you remain in the things which you have learned and have been assured of, knowing from whom you have learned them.
15) From infancy, you have known the holy Scriptures which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith, which is in Christ Jesus.
16) Every Scripture is God-breathed and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for instruction in righteousness,
17) that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.
To know what God has said and to get to know HIM, is all one could ever really need to face any opposition, even in an age of supercomputers and Internet applications. It doesn't really matter HOW YOU LEARN, IT MATTERS THAT YOU DO!!! So, whether its by a parchment, a codex (book), a specialty Bible or a computer program, the important thing is to learn and to know God. Once you do, you will want to know more and more. That's the point, isn't it? I may never ride a bike like the one in the picture above (I probably would fall over right away), but I can get to know and love the God who created me and that will never go out of style.