by James Merritt

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Sex and the City (7 of 10)
Series: Homeland Security
James Merritt
Exodus 20:14


I believe the Bible is the Word of God and I know that many of you do as well. Let me ask you this question, ''Would you give $89,500 for one Bible?'' Well, you just might if it was ''the wicked bible''. There is a reason why it is not only called the ''wicked bible'', but it is so valuable. It is because it has probably the mother of all misprints of any book ever published in history. In 1631, King Charles I ordered one-thousand Bibles from an English printer, named Robert Barker. It was almost flawlessly done, but there was one small, but unbelievable typographical error. In the seventh commandment, they left out the little word ''not'' and so in this Bible, you read this verse, ''Thou Shalt Commit Adultery.'' [Display of the wicked Bible on screen.] King Charles I was so enraged that he fined the printer, 300£ sterling, which in that day was a lifetime worth of income, driving him out of business and ordered the one-thousand copies destroyed, but a handful escaped destruction. The only one for sale is offered at $89,500.

Even though that verse may be biblically and theologically incorrect, we are living today in an age where adultery (that is sexual immorality) has become culturally correct. Just when I thought I had seen everything, I came across this on the internet. Just like there are birthday cards and anniversary cards and mother's day cards and father's day cards, there are now ''Secret Lover Cards.'' There are twenty-four in the Secret Lover Collection designed specifically and especially for those who are having adulterous, extramarital affairs. One card called ''my lover'' reads like this:

Just when I thought I would never find my true love - you came along...

My soul has been searching for you since I came into this world.

All my life I've had this emptiness inside

Like a part of me was missing and I was incomplete...

And now I c ...

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