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When the newest ambassador to Switzerland was sworn into office, she did not place her hand on a Bible. Instead, Suzi Levine placed her hand on an open Bible app on her Kindle when accepting the oath of office. Levine is part of new trend of officials being sworn in using apps on electronic devices rather than an actual paper Bible. While some support the use of the new technology, others say they are concerned because of print version of the Bible was not used. The main issue is that the Bible may be one of many programs on the portable device. Levine said, she used the Kindle because it was what she had at the time, and she thought it was a symbol of the very best of our nation. Walter Kim, an associate minister at Park Street Church in Boston said, “In fact, during our own worship service it’s a regular experience that people are pulling out their iPads and iPhones, looking up the passages that are being read or preached from the pulpit. We recognize that the most important thing is that people are engaged with the Bible. In whatever form it comes, whether it’s electronic or print.”—Jim L. Wilson and Jim Sandell

--Is A Digital Bible Less Holy? U.S. Officials Increasingly Sworn In On Tablets, By Hillary Vaughn, http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/lifestyle/2014/07/14/is-digital-bible-less-holy-us-officials-increasingly-sworn-in-on-tablet, Accessed July 14, 2014.

Romans 10:17 (NASB) So faith comes from hearing, and hearing by the word of Christ.

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