The King James Bible Online released a new feature allowing people to get the daily ‘Verse of the Day’ through an email subscription. It previously only existed on the website homepage.
The verses were selected from a list of more than 400 most popular searched verses (according to web statistics). The verses encourage, inspire, motivate, and teach, and if readers want to continue reading the broader context, they may easily do so with the link to read the entire chapter. The email also has a link to inspirational images that may exist for selected verses so these can be shared with others online.
The link to signup for receiving the King James Bible scripture in your email inbox is here:
In January 2013, visitors to the kingjamesbibleonline.org website searched specific words in the King James Bible 288,908 times. All of these words were recorded and aggregated to show the most popular words that visitors searched.
Top 20 Words People Searched in the Bible for January 2013:
King James Bible Online today released its most popular Bible verses in 2012. King James Bible Online (www.kingjamesbibleonline.org), a website inviting its visitors to read the Bible online, tracked its 6,956,633 website visits from January to November in 2012 using Google Analytics, which reported the following most popular viewed Bible verse pages:
#1 Psalms 23:4 – “Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.”
#2 Philippians 4:13 – “I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.”
#3 John 3:16 – “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”
#4 Genesis 1:1 – “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.”
#5 1 Corinthians 13:11 – “When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.”
#6 2 Chronicles 7:14 – “If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.”
#7 Jeremiah 29:11 – “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.”
#8 Ephesians 6:12 – “For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.”
#9 2 Timothy 1:7 – “For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.”
#10 Genesis 1:2 – “And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.”
With the hype, commercialism, and pagan roots of Christmas, it’s natural to question what Christians really believe about Christmas. A group of 110,000 or more Bible readers were offered the opportunity to contribute in four polls about Christmas, and below are the results.
25 Percent of Christians do not believe in celebrating Christmas.
83 Percent of Christians do not believe December 25 is when Jesus Christ was born.
64 Percent of Christians are not OK with letting kids believe in Santa Claus.
39 Percent of Christians are not OK with having a Christmas tree in a church building.
Yes – 71% (95 people)
No – 25% (33 people)
Not sure – 2% (3 people)
134 people answered among 1,277 who saw the post. Asked on December 21, 2012.
Most Bible-reading Christians say ‘Yes’, Christians should celebrate Christmas. Nearly three times as many Bible-reading Christians say they should celebrate Christmas than those who do not. However, it is significant that 1/4 of Bible-reading Christians indicating that Christians should not celebrate Christmas.
Sample comments from those in favor:
“It’s good to celebrate xmas as a season for the whole world”
“That is the day Jesus was born. Of course.”
“Why wouldn’t it be good for believers to celebrate the birth of our Saviour???”
“Yes! This is our Celebration of Jesus’ Birthday! There isn’t anything else to say.”
Sample comments from those NOT in favor:
“Xmas is for the world not for Christians.”
“Christians should not celebrate Christmas. If God really wanted us to celebrate His birthday He would not have made it so mysterious for us. We are encouraged to celebrate the death and resurrection of Christ everyday.”
“To Me Celebrating Christmas Is Worshiping Idols As Indicated In Jeremiah 10”
“What do presents, shiny lights, a tree, and a fat santa claus have to do with Jesus Christ?”
Yes – 11% (27 people)
No – 83% (208 people)
Not sure – 6% (16 people)
251 people answered among 4,440 who saw the post. Asked on December 7, 2012.
A vast majority of Bible-readers do not believe December 25th is the true birthday of Jesus, but many are still in support of celebrating it. Nearly 7 times more of the Bible readers believe December 25th is not Jesus Christ’s birthday than those who do.
Yes, it’s just for fun – 28% (52 people)
I think so – 2% (3 people)
Neutral / no opinion – 6% (11 people)
Maybe not – 1% (2 people)
Definitely not, it’s a lie – 64% (121 people)
The results show extreme opinions with few responses in between. More than twice as many Bible readers believe that it is ‘definitely’ not OK to let kids believe in Santa Claus. However, it is also significant that one third of Bible readers think it’s OK to let kids believe in Santa Claus.
189 people answered among 3,114 who saw the post. Asked on December 20, 2012.
Yes – 58% (108 people)
No – 39% (72 people)
Not sure / it depends – 3% (6 people)
Christians are divided on this issue. Christmas trees in church sanctuaries and lobbies seem to be a common occurrence during the Christmas holiday season and this poll indicates that 39 percent disagree with having them there.
186 people answered among 2,249 who saw the post. Asked on December 21, 2012.
These four polls were conducted in December 2012, using the King James Bible Facebook page. The most interesting statistics are listed at the top of the page in red. While the poll data shows differences of opinion about Christmas, the comments pointed to a unifying belief in celebrating Jesus Christ, which represents salvation, forgiveness, and hope of eternal life.
The demographics of the 110,000+ users of this page are as follows:
100% have ‘liked’ the King James Bible Facebook Page. Mostly scriptures are posted to the page. We can presume the users are Bible readers.
96% reported they are Christians
82% reported they have been a Christian for more than 10 years
79% reported having read the entire Bible at least once.
LONGVIEW, Wash. – King James Bible Online (www.kingjamesbibleonline.org), a website inviting its visitors to read the Bible online, celebrates 3 million visits since being founded in November 2007. This milestone coincides with the 400 year anniversary of the King James Version, first published in 1611 in England under the direction of King James I.