Several years ago, I became amused while reading a letter to the editor of a newspaper. The letter began, "Because the Bible says that cleanliness is next to godliness . . ."
The entire letter was based on the writer's belief that the expression "Cleanliness is next to godliness" is somewhere in the Bible. However, it is not there. That letter to the editor was based on a false belief.
I was reminded of that letter when I read the article "Actually, that's not in the Bible" written by CNN reporter John Blake. In the article Blake discusses phantom Bible verses and their origins.
If nothing else, Blake's article should be a wake-up call to people who claim that they adhere to the Bible's teachings.
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