The 30 Best-Selling Novels of All Time -Meet the most monied English curriculum in history.

If you’re wondering…yes, I was the kind of child who questioned everything. It’s nothing personal. It’s just something I do. In my humble opinion more people could try it. 🙂

I’m assuming they’re going  by present day sales and readership because the best selling book of all time is the Bible. The familiar observation that the Bible is the bestselling book of all time obscures a more startling fact: the Bible is the bestselling book of the year, every year. … The amount spent annually on Bibles has been put at more than half a billion dollars. In some ways, this should not be surprising.

But I do wonder how the statistic were establish regarding some of these books  listed. (I don’t mean the Bible. I’m not including it in the list because no one can compete with that) They were written long before the days of the Nielsen Ratings.

The number 1 book is Don Quixote which was written in 1605 by Miguel de Cervantes. It was written loonngggg before there were any ratings or book sales were recorded. How do they know it sold over 500 millions if it was published in 1605? Not that I dispute the figure. I believe in 400 years it has sold more than 500 million copies.

Originally published: January 16, 1605
Illustrator: Anonymous
Cover artist: Anonymous
As a writer I find it’s a good idea to look at past authors’ works and see what made them so popular.
Why is Don Quixote still being read after over 400 years? I think it’s the appeal of idea that chivalry isn’t dead. That there are still some men who live up to the idea of chivalry.
In noting others, I’m not suggesting give up your own unique style that distinct you from others. Don’t do that.
One thing I found to be true, a cover like the one used in Don Quixote will attract more serious readers than one with all the modern digital and graphic.

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The 30 Best-Selling Novels of All Time. The most monied English curriculum in history.
30 Best Selling Books of All Time.

When you hear the words “mega-selling blockbuster,” you probably think of some handsome guy named Chris flexing his muscles across the big-screen. But as much as we all love a good film, that term can also apply to good old-fashioned books, as well.

Herein, we’ve rounded up the 30 best-selling novels of all time, according to various expert counters at The Guardian and The New York Times. You’ve likely heard of them all—and maybe even read a few. But you probably didn’t know that tens of millions—and in some case, hundreds of millions—of people have done the same. Whether you pluck your reads off an IRL bookshelf or download them on a digital device (like the snazzy, high-powered Microsoft Surface Pro 6), see how many of these you have in your library. And for more great reads, revisit these 40 Books You Hated in High School That You’ll Love Now.

1-Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes

Don Quixote Best-Selling Novels

Year released: 1612
Copies sold: 500 million

The most prolific and popular novel of all time, Don Quixote, is a testament to how great storytelling has no expiration date. The story follows a Hidalgo, Alonso Quixano, who proves that chivalry will in fact never die.

2-A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens

A Tale of Two Cities Best-Selling Novels

Year released: 1859
Copies sold: 200 million

Chances are, you read A Tale of Two Cities (or at least pretended to) in a high school class. It’s no surprise that this novel has sold so many copies—it’s practically mandatory on curriculum.

3-The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien

Lord of the Rings Best-Selling Novels

Year released: 1954
Copies sold: 150 million

The best-selling fantasy novel and series, The Lord of the Rings, has only grown in popularity since it was released, spawning a veritable armada of films, theatre, music, artwork, video games, and even board games.

4-The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exuper

The Little Prince Best-Selling Novels

Year released: 1943
Copies sold: 140 million

The Little Prince, a book about the perils of growing old, by French aristocrat Antoine de Saint-Exuper, has been translated into more than 300 languages and dialects.

5-Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J.K. Rowling

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone Best-Selling Novels

Year released: 1997
Copies sold: 120 million

J.K. Rowling is undoubtedly one of the most prolific authors of our time, weaving tales of bravery and sorcery with this series about a school of magic. The films based on this series have grossed more than $7.7 billion in total. In this first installment, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone—otherwise known as Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone—Harry realizes his life is far from ordinary.

6-And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie

And Then There Were None Best-Selling Novels

Year released: 1939
Copies sold: 100 million

Agatha Christie reinvented the mystery genre with 66 novels and 14 short story collections, including And Then There Were None—most of which were ultimately adapted for the screen. In fact, more than thirty feature films have been created based on her work.

7-The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

The Hobbit Best-Selling Novels

Year released: 1937
Copies sold: 100 million

This relatively brief novel set the stage for Tolkien’s later work, The Lord of the Rings. In The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, we meet follow the novel’s protagonist, Bilbo Baggins, and accompany him on a treasure hunt gone wrong.

8-Dream of the Red Chamber by Cao Xueqin

Dream of the Red Chamber Best-Selling Books

Year released: 1754
Copies sold: 100 million

Also called The Story of the Stone, Dream of the Red Chamber is one of China’s so-called Four Great Classical Novels. The story centers on two branches of a wealthy family and their ultimate downfall, intended to mirror the decline of the Qing dynasty.

9-Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

Alices’s Adventures in Wonderland Best-Selling Novels

Year released: 1865
Copies sold: 100 million

Largely regarded as one of the best children’s novels in the history of literature, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, by Lewis Carroll, is one of the best examples of the “literary nonsense” genre.

10-The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis

The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe Best-Selling Novels

Year released: 1950
Copies sold: 85 million

The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe is the first published and best known in the series of seven novels in the Chronicles of Narnia. The series follows four siblings as they explore a magical new world exposed to them through an old wardrobe.

11-She: A History of Adventure by H. Rider Haggard

She: A History of Adventure Best-Selling Books

Year released: 1887
Copies sold: 83 million

The nature of women is explored in this popular novel, She: A History of Adventure, by English writer H. Rider Haggard. Current scholars argue that the book clearly identifies a time when men began to feel women pushing back against societal norms and into a new kind of freedom, that, as illustrated clearly in this novel, absolutely terrified men.

12-The Adventures of Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi

The Adventures of Pinocchio Best-Selling Novels

Year released: 1881
Copies sold: 80 million

Every liar (and truth-teller!) is familiar with this tale. The Adventures of Pinocchio inspired the famous animated version by Walt Disney and cemented a colloquial association between long noses and liars.

13-Vardi Wala Gunda by Ved Prakash Sharma

Vardi Wala Gunda Best-Selling Novels

Year released: 1992
Copies sold: 80 million

Ved Prakash Sharma’s detective novels are incredibly popular in India, especially Vardi Wala Gunda, where his impact has been felt the most. In addition to a whopping 176 novels, Sharma also wrote screenplays of his most famous works, like Anaam for Bollywood, and founded Tulsi Comics.

14-The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown

The Da Vinci Code Best-Selling Novels

Year released: 2003
Copies sold: 80 million

While there are fewer greater spectacles than Tom Hanks running around finding clues in dark and dingy tombs in the 2006 thriller, The Da Vinci Code, like many other things, it’s best to read the book before you watch the movie.

15-Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Best-Selling Novels

Year released: 1998
Copies sold: 77 million

In the second installment of the Harry Potter series, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Harry, Ron, and Hermoine work to figure out who has been writing threatening messages on the walls—and who opened the dastardly Chamber of Secrets. Enemies of the heir, beware.

16-Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Best-Selling Novels

Year released: 1999
Copies sold: 65 million

During the third part of this best-selling series, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Harry is reunited with a dark figure from his past, while Dementors threaten the well-being of students at Hogwarts.

17-Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Best-Selling Novels

Year released: 2000
Copies sold: 65 million

In the fourth installment of the series, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Harry is mysteriously forced to participate in the Triwizard Tournament. During the competition, Harry begins to see sinister signs of Lord Voldermort’s tricky intervention.

18-Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Best-Selling Novels

Year released: 2003
Copies sold: 65 million

Harry finally develops a crush, Cho Chang, in the fifth part of the series, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, and things seem to be going great—despite the fact that no one believes him when he talks about the fact that Lord Voldemort is indeed coming back. So, to prepare for this homecoming, Harry and his friends form their own group, practicing self-defense magic.

19-Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Best-Selling Novels

Year released: 2005
Copies sold: 65 million

In the sixth installment of the series, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Harry picks up a potions book that transforms him from a below average potions student to a truly remarkable one. Though, this greatness doesn’t last for long when Harry realizes who the previous owner of his book, the Half-Blood Prince, really was.

20-Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Best-Selling Novels

Year released: 2007
Copies sold: 65 million

The seventh and final novel of the Harry Potter series, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows, witnesses all of the characters undergoing a metamorphosis—and details the final confrontation between Harry and Lord Voldemort.

21-The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

The Alchemist Best-Selling Novels

Year released: 1988
Copies sold: 65 million

The Alchemist, by Brazilian author Paulo Coelho, follows the journey of a young shepherd boy, Santiago, as he sets out to find the treasure that he dreamed about. Along the way, he encounters many characters who help him find his way.

22-The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger

The Catcher in the Rye Best-Selling Novels

Year released: 1951
Copies sold: 65 million

This masterpiece about teen angst and alienation was originally intended for an adult audience, though it’s now widely read by adolescent students—and cited as “spiritual motivation” by many a Brooklynite. The Catcher in the Rye, about a teen named Holden Caulfield and his struggle to find his voice in an adult world, has been banned in numerous countries.

23-Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill

Think and Grow Rich Best-Selling Novels

Year released: 1937
Copies sold: 60 million

Perhaps the most famous self-help book ever written, Think and Grow Rich gives readers detailed steps about how to achieve their dreams—you know: how to get rich.

24-The Bridges of Madison County by Robert James Waller

The Bridges of Madison County Best-Selling Novels

Year released: 1992
Copies sold: 60 million

This best-selling love story, The Bridges of Madison County, takes place on a farm in Madison County, Iowa, during the 1960s. A lonely married woman has a tumultuous four-day affair with a photographer from National Geographic sent to the area to take photographs of the bridges.

25-The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes Best-Selling Novels

Year released: 1887
Copies sold: 60 million

This twelve-part classic crime series has inspired countless copycats, screen adaptations (both large and small), and admirers. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes is told in first person narrative by Dr. Watson, who investigates crimes that are often about greater social injustices in the world.

26-20,000 Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea Best-Selling Novels

Year released: 1870
Copies sold: 60 million

In this classic science-fiction adventure novel, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, the main character, Professor Pierre Aronnax, is on the hunt for a mysterious sea monster in New York. When he finds out that the monster is actually a sophisticated submarine controlled by spiteful Captain Nemo intent on enacting revenge on humankind, things start to get a little dicey. And for more ways to get your sci-fi fix, check out the 20 Long-Predicted Technologies That Are Never Going to Happen.
27-One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez

One Hundred Years of Solitude Best-Selling Novels

Year released: 1967
Copies sold: 50 million

One Hundred Years of Solitude, by Spanish author Gabriel García Márquez, follows a family living in Colombia, fighting an unjust government and many other obstacles that were heavy on many Colombians’ minds during the publishing of this book in 1955.

28-Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov

Lolita Best-Selling Novels

Year released: 1955
Copies sold: 50 million

If you’re not familiar with Lolita’s storyline, a professor under the pseudonym Humbert Humbert falls in love with a twelve-year-old girl named Dolores Haze. As the relationship turns into something very nefarious, the professor begins to control and manipulate her out of jealousy and paranoia.

29-Heidi’s Years of Living and Travel by Johanna Spyri

Heidi Best-Selling Novels

Year released: 1880
Copies sold: 50 million

Heidi’s Years of Living and Travel, a children’s book by Swiss author Johanna Spyri, follows the adventures of Heidi, an orphan who moves from place to place, learning about the world through the eyes of those looking after her.
30-Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery

Anne of Green Gables Best-Selling Novels

Year released: 1908
Copies sold: 50 million

Anne of Green Gables follows a strong female lead character who must overcome challenging obstacles with grit and gusto, which she always does.

About unholypursuit

A. White, an award winning former librarian, who is also a long time member of Romantic Time and Publisher's Weekly. A. White has been writing for over fifteen years. She took classes in creative writing in college, specializing in ancient myths and legends. and later at a local community center while living in Chicago. In college she won the national contest to verbally list every country in the world, it's capital and ingenious language. Her works are mainly horror, fantasy, extreme, and sci-fi as well as, as some may says, "the truly strange predicament and puzzling." Books that I've written are "Clash with the Immortals, and eleven others which are part of the "Unholy Pursuit saga,". She has been working on the Chronicles since 2007. She wished to complete them all before introducing them to public so the readers wouldn't have to for the continuation to be written. The ideas of the book come from classic literature such as whose work greatly influence the world world such as Homer, Sophocles, Herodotus, Euripides, Socrates, Hippocrates, Aristophanes, Plato, Aristotle and many more. The "Book of Enoch" influenced the usage of Azazael as a main character and love interest. I created the primary main character from the Chronicle of Saints. I wanted to show them as real flesh and blood with thoughts, desires and yearning as any human. Not as they are so often depicted. So I created one of my own to show her as a real human that everyone can relate to.
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8 Responses to The 30 Best-Selling Novels of All Time -Meet the most monied English curriculum in history.

  1. Dee says:

    Hi mate you got a great list here but you forgot to add your own books. What about Unholy Pursuit: The Devil On My Trail or King Eochadih the Horse Warrior.

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    • Hi Dee, thanks for visiting and the comment. It’s much appreciated. But I must say those two books have a long way to go before they make this list. 🙂 But each person has their own list. I know I have my own list.

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  2. Nelle says:

    Go Tell It On The Mountain by James Baldwin or Richard Wright’s Native Son. I notice none of the writers are minorities or women.

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  3. Terri says:

    The Great Gatsby needed to be added to the list.

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  4. Animal lover says:

    Hi,

    I want to share some very important news that has been spreading around the internet concerning our future well being.

    We are approaching a future of a one-world cashless society in which they will mandate us to have an RFID microchip implanted in our body. This chip will contain all our personal information and we will lose much more of our privacy because of the tracking capabilities.

    More importantly, did you know that this was all prophesied almost 2000 years ago by a man named Jesus? Don’t believe me? Keep reading…This may be the most important thing you will ever read.

    “He(the false prophet) causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hand or on their foreheads, and that no one may buy or sell except one who has the mark or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.

    Here is wisdom. Let him who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man: His number is 666” (Revelation 13:16-18).

    Referring to the last days, this could only be speaking of a cashless money society, which we have yet to see, but are heading towards. Why? Because we could still buy or sell without receiving the mark among one another if physical money was still currency. It logically deduces itself to this reason.

    This mark could not be spiritual, because the word references two different physical locations. If it was spiritual, it would just say in the forehead.

    This is where it really starts to come together. It is shocking how accurate the Bible is concerning this RFID microchip. These are notes from a man named Carl Sanders who worked with a team of engineers to help develop this RFID microchip in the 90’s.

    Mr. Carl Sanders sat in seventeen New World Order meetings with heads-of-state officials such as Henry Kissinger and Bob Gates of the CIA to discuss plans on how to bring about this one-world system. The US government commissioned Mr. Sanders to engineer a microchip for identifying and controlling the peoples of the world-a microchip that could be placed under the skin with a hypodermic needle(a quick, convenient method that would be gradually accepted by society).

    Mr. Sanders, with a group of engineers behind him, with US grant monies provided by US tax dollars, took on this challenge and designed a microchip that is powered by a lithium battery, rechargeable by the temperature fluctuations in our skin. Without having knowledge of the Bible(Carl Sanders was not a follower of Jesus at the time), these engineers spent one-and-a-half-million dollars doing research on the best and most convenient place to have the microchip inserted.

    Guess what? These researchers discovered that the forehead and the back of the hand(the two places Revelation says the mark will go) are not just the most convenient spots, but are also the only viable places for rapid, consistent temperature fluctuations in the skin to recharge the lithium battery. The microchip is about seven millimeters in length, .75 millimeters in diameter, about the size of a grain of rice. It is capable of storing pages of information about you. All your general history, work history, crime record, health history, and financial data can be stored on this microchip.

    Mr. Sanders believes that this chip, which he regretfully helped design, is the “mark” spoken about in Revelation 13:16-18. The original Greek word for “mark” is “charagma,” which means a “scratch or etching.” It is also interesting to note that the number 666 is a word in the original Greek. The word is “chi xi stigma,” with the last part, “stigma,” also meaning “to stick or prick. Carl believes this is referring to the use of a hypodermic needle being poked into the human flesh to insert the microchip.”

    Mr. Sanders reached out to a doctor asking what would happen if the lithium contained within the RFID chip leaked into the body. The doctor answered by saying a terrible sore would appear in that location. This is what the book of Revelation has to say:

    “And the first(Angel) went, and poured out his vial on the earth; and there fell a noisome and grievous sore on the men which had the mark of the beast, and on them which worshipped his image” (Revelation 16:2).

    The Bible tells us we cannot buy or sell without the mark of the beast, or the number of its name. This number is identified as 666. The Bible tells us to calculate the number 666. How do we calculate 666?

    This is where it gets really interesting. Calculating the number 666 has been long debated throughout the centuries, but has now been revealed in these last days by God. What I will show you confirms itself with the Bible the true meaning to calculate 666.

    Throughout the Bible, God uses the number 3 as confirmation of things. Here are a few examples:

    “For there are three that bear witness in heaven: the Father, the Word, and the Holy Spirit; and these three are one” (1 John 5:7 NKJV).

    “and that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the Scriptures” (1 Corinthians 15:4 NKJV).

    “…Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, Who was and is and is to come!” (Revelation 4:8 NKJV).

    Now what is interesting is the the mark of the beast is decribed in detail in three seperate verses (Revelation 13:16,17,18), and each verse lists three different examples of the given topic. The last three being the number 6 being used three times in a row. This is a key point to unlocking how to calculate the number 666.

    What does it mean to count? It means to add up. So how could we add up 666? Remember my previous point about God confirming in threes. So logically, what would be the best way to count the number 666? To count it equally in threes based off the number. We cannot count it equally as 600+60+6, this would also bring us back to the start. We cannot count it as 600+600+600, or 60+60+60, because there are no zeroes in between or at the end of 666. The only logical option is 6+6+6=18. What is interesting is that the verse that reveals for us to count the number itself is verse 18, being the third verse out of three verses that describe the mark of the beast. What is 18 divided by 3? 6. So 3×6=18, or 6+6+6=18.

    Another interesting point is the only two other combinations (making a total of three possible combinations) for placing a “+” symbol in between the 6’s are 66+6=72, and 6+66=72. Add both 72’s together and you get 144. Why the number 144 is interesting is because the verse following Revelation 13:18 is the first time in the Bible where the 144,000 are being described in detail:

    “Then I looked, and behold, a Lamb standing on Mount Zion, and with Him one hundred and forty-four thousand, having His Father’s name written on their foreheads…” (Revelation 14:1).

    Now if you add up all three numbers by counting 666 by moving the “+” symbol around in all three possible combinations, it would be 72+72+18=162. What is interesting about the number 162, is, if you divide 144,000 by 162, you get 888. The name of Jesus in Greek gematria adds up to 888. The New Testament was orignally written in Greek. Revelation 14:1 not only mentions the 144,000, but also the Lamb who is Jesus.

    Now what is interesting about the number for Jesus, 888, is that if you apply this same formula, you get 8+8+8=24. Why the number 24? Revelation chapter 4 tells us there are 24 elders seated around the throne of God. This is the same throne where Jesus sits:

    “Immediately I was in the Spirit; and behold, a throne set in heaven, and One sat on the throne. And He who sat there was like a jasper and a sardius stone in appearance; and there was a rainbow around the throne, in appearance like an emerald. Around the throne were twenty-four thrones, and on the thrones I saw twenty-four elders sitting, clothed in white robes; and they had crowns of gold on their heads” (Revelation 4:2-4).

    Now if you take 8+8+8=24, and 8+88=96, and 88+8=96, you get 24+96+96=216. Take 144,000 divided by 216 and you get 666. Remember that this was the same exact formula to get the number 162 out of counting 666 that brought about the number 888 when dividing 144,000 by 162. It is perpetual.

    With using the same formula of counting by adding the “+” symbol in between the numbers, why do all these numbers relate in such a way?

    Another interesting point to note is that if you add up all the numbers from 1 to 36, it totals 666. The number 36, as in three sixes? Could this be a hint that we should add up three sixes instead of perceiving the number as six-hundred sixty six?

    So what could this mean? Well we know in this world we are identified by numbers in various forms. From our birth certificate to social security, as well as our drivers license, being identified based on a system of ruler ship. So it is possible that this RFID microchip will contain a new identification that has a total of 18 characters.

    Could this be the name of the beast, the number of its name? The one-world beast system that is identified by 18 characters? This would fit scripture that speaks of a mark that we must have to buy or sell in our right hand or forehead, and that it also contains the number of the beast, during a future cashless money society.

    Go to: http://biblefreedom.com to see all the proof!

    The Bible warns us in the end times that a false prophet will rise up doing miracles to deceive many to receive this mark:

    “Then the beast was captured, and with him the false prophet who worked signs in his presence, by which he deceived those who received the mark of the beast and those who worshiped his image” (Revelation 19:20).

    No matter the cost, DO NOT TAKE IT!

    “Then a third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, “If anyone worships the beast and his image, and receives his mark on his forehead or on his hand, he himself shall also drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out full strength into the cup of His indignation. He shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels and in the presence of the Lamb. And the smoke of their torment ascends forever and ever; and they have no rest day or night, who worship the beast and his image, and whoever receives the mark of his name” (Revelation 14:9-11).

    We are living in very prophetic times with major Biblical prophecies being fulfilled. When Donald Trump recognized Jerusalem as captial of Israel in December of 2017, this was a big step to bring about the Third Temple prophesied in the Bible.

    The Bible tells us that the Antichrist will seat himself in this temple:

    “…and the man of sin is revealed, the son of perdition, who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God or that is worshiped, so that he sits as God in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God” (2 Thessalonians 2:3-4).

    In the Islamic religion, they have man called the Mahdi, known as their messiah who they are waiting to appear. There are many testimonies from people online who believe this man will be Barack Obama who is to be the biblical Antichrist. I myself have had strange dreams about him. He came on stage claiming to be a Christian with no affiliation to the Muslim faith, but was later revealed by his own family members that he indeed is a devout Muslim.

    His real name is said to be Barry Soetoro, and he had his name changed to Barack Obama. But why?

    Jesus says, “And He said to them, ‘I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven'” (Luke 10:18).

    In Hebrew, the word Barack means “lighting”, and the use of Bama (Strongs Hebrew word 1116) is used to refer to the “heights”” of heaven.

    The day following the election of Barack Obama (11/04/08), the winning pick 3 lotto numbers in Illinois (Obama’s home state) for 11/5/08 were 666.

    Obama was a U.S. senator for Illinois, and his zip code was 60606.

    Regardless, whoever seats himself in that Third Temple in Jerusalem declaring himself to be God IS THE ANTICHRIST. DO NOT BE DECEIVED.

    Why do we need Jesus?

    “for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Romans 2:23).

    “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Romans 6:23).

    Our good works cannot save us. If we step before a judge, being guilty of a crime, the judge will not judge us by the good that we have done, but rather the crimes we have committed. If we as fallen humanity, created in God’s image, pose this type of justice, how much more a perfect, righteous, and Holy God?

    God has brought down His moral law’s through the 10 commandments given to Moses at Mt. Siani. These laws were not given so we may be justified, but so that we may see the need for a savior. They are the mirrior of God’s character of what He has put in each and every one of us, with our concious bearing witness that we know that it is wrong to steal, lie, dishonor our parents, and so forth.

    We can try and follow the moral laws of the 10 commandments, but we will never catch up to them to be justified before a Holy God. That same word of the law given to Moses became flesh over 2000 years ago in the body of Jesus Christ. He came to be our justification by fullfilling the law, living a sinless perfect life that only God could fulfill.

    The gap between us and the law can never be reconciled by our own merit, but the arm of Jesus is stretched out by the grace and mercy of God. And if we are to grab on, through faith in Him, He will pull us up being the one to justify us. As in the court of law, if someone steps in and pays your fine, even though you are guilty, the judge can do what is legal and just and let you go free. This is what Jesus did almost 2000 years ago on the cross. It was a legal transaction being fulfilled in the spritual realm by the shedding of His blood, with His last words being, “…It is finished!…” (John 19:30).

    Now why did Jesus have to die for us?

    Because God is Holy and just, the wrath that we deserve could not go unoticed. Through the perfect righteousness and justice of God’s character, it must be dealt with, it must be quenched and satisfied.

    For God takes no death in the pleasure of the wicked (Ezekiel 18:23). This is why in Isaiah chapter 53, where it speaks of the coming Messiah and His soul being a sacrifice for our sins, why it says it pleased God to crush His only begotten Son.

    This is because the wrath that we deserve was justified by being poured out upon His Son. For if it was poured out upon us who deserve it, we would all die and go to hell. God created a way of escape by pouring it out on His Son who’s soul could not be left in hades, but was raised and seated at the right hand of God in power.

    So now when we put on the Lord Jesus Christ (Romans 13:14), God no longer see’s the person who deserves His wrath, but rather the glorious image of His perfect Son dwelling in us, justifing us as if we received the wrath we deserve, making a way of escape from the curse of death.

    Now what we must do is repent and trust in the savior, confessing and forsaking our sins. This is not just a head knowledge of believing in Jesus, but rather receiving His words, taking them to heart. Where we no longer live to practice sin, but rather turn from our sins and practice righteousness:

    “Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God. And such were some of you. But you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus and by the Spirit of our God” (1 Corinthians 6:9-11).

    By doing so we may become transformed into the image of God through faith in His Son Christ Jesus Who is willing to give the Holy Spirit to those who ask of Him:

    “Most assuredly, I(Jesus) say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Do not marvel that I said to you, ‘You must be born again.’ (John 3:5-6).

    “But you are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God dwells in you. Now if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he is not His” (Romans 8:9).

    What are you waiting for? Our Father in heaven only wants the best for us, restoring everything this world has stolen from us. This is what it means to by “holy”. To be made whole.

    He is waiting to hear from you. That God given tongue to speak language, through faith, pray to Him, ask Him to forgive you by confessing your sins and be willing to forsake them; that you accept the sacrifice of His Son Jesus on the cross, and that you want His Holy Spirit living inside you transforming you into a child of God.

    Jesus says, “but whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him(the Holy Spirit) will never thirst. But the water that I shall give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life.”

    Did you know that Jesus spoke more about hell than anyone else, even more than he spoke about heaven?! For this very reason He came to die for us, to rescue us from this place that we deserve.

    He describes hell as a real place where,

    “Their worm does not die And the fire is not quenched” (Mark 9:44)

    And where,

    “There will be weeping and gnashing of teeth…” (Luke 13:28).

    Jesus tells us who to fear,

    “And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. But rather fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell” (Matthew 10:28).

    “Now I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away. Also there was no more sea. Then I, John, saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from heaven saying, ‘Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people. God Himself will be with them and be their God. And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away.’

    Then He who sat on the throne said, ‘Behold, I make all things new.’ And He said to me, ‘Write, for these words are true and faithful.’

    And He said to me, ‘It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. I will give of the fountain of the water of life freely to him who thirsts. He who overcomes shall inherit all things, and I will be his God and he shall be My son. But the cowardly, unbelieving, abominable, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.'” (Revelation 21:1-8).

    Out of all the world religions, how can we be sure the Bible got it right? The scientific data has established and continues to support that the universe once had a beginning in which space, time and matter were created. Many know this as the big bang.

    “The non-biblical religions tell us that god or god’s create within space and time that eternally exist. The Bible stands alone and says that time and space don’t exist until God creates the universe.” – Astronomer(Phd) Hugh Ross

    The Bible not only got it right that space, time and matter all came into existence at the beginning of the universe, it also states in 11 different places that the universe is expanding thousands of years before scientists discovered these things.

    Did you know that the real Noah’s Ark was discovered where the Bible told us it would be with the correct dimensions? As well as proof for the destruction of Sodom Gomorrah and the Exodus account of the Red Sea crossing?

    The Bible is the most translated and read book in the history of the world, full of predictive prophecies, matching what we find in the book of nature. Wouldn’t you expect God’s word to be so?

    This information and more can all be found here: http://biblefreedom.com

    God loves you!

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