As a Christian, I have been involved with and worked in various Christian ministries and am an ordained minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, committed to upholding 1 Timothy 3:1-7 and Titus 1:6-9. I am married, have two young adult boys, and we currently reside in Southern California. We espouse Bible-based non-denominational Christianity. I recently obtained a Bachelor's Degree in European History at American Public University and have attained a Master's Degree in Public History at the same college. In addition, I previously earned an Associate Degree in both Humanities and Bible Teaching. Here is an oral history video of how the Bible impacted my life as related to this website.
The Apostle St. Paul says, “For the word of God is living and powerful (Heb.4:12).” It impacts our hearts and lives in a personal way as we seek God. Hi, my name is John DiCesare, founder of the Museum and Library of the Bible. The Gospel of Jesus Christ is given to us in a handful of Bible verses that I have compiled as the "Most Important Bible Verses to Memorize." These are the minimum passages that every believer in Christ should have in their heart. "Your word I have hidden in my heart, That I might not sin against You (Ps.119:11)."
I also want to invite you to be a part of this endeavor as a founding contributor. More to follow as time and facilities permit. Also, please add to this community by telling us your Bible story or simply sharing a favorite Bible verse and why it is.
Please join me on this journey; I welcome volunteerism, individual contributors, local business support, corporate sponsors, charitable trusts, and church backing. This is a labor of love and your help is needed in many ways: prayer, financial, and even in positions as the project progresses. The goals are scalable and flexible contingent upon needs and support. Some needs are grant application, writing, and acquiring a location.
The Museum and Library of the Bible adhere to the Apostles’ Creed and are not aligned with any particular denomination. The Bible is a divine-human book that speaks God's word to his people. The Word of God is living, not changing, but active and impacting. The Bible is unique in that it is the source of the revelation of Jesus Christ as the Messiah. The Christian believes the Bible ultimately points us humankind to Jesus, Who has the power to change individuals and whole communities when adherents let the biblical story speak for itself. We are committed to understanding the Bible in its historical context.
The Apostle Luke reflected the Gospel as a historian. In Luke 1:1-3 he writes his “narrative,” and evidence or sources by “things which have been fulfilled,” through “eyewitnesses” and does so in an “orderly account.” Psalms 138:2 says of God's Word, "You [God] have magnified Your Word above all Your name." John 1:14 says of Jesus, that "the Word became flesh and dwelt among us." Moreover, we view the Scriptures theologically with authoritative, verbal plenary inspiration, inerrant, infallible, and eternal. Romans 10:9; Philippians 2:6-11; 1 Timothy 3:16; 1 Corinthians 15:3-8; 2 Timothy 3:15-17; 2 Peter 1:21; 1 Thessalonians 2:13; John 1:1,14; Hebrews 4:2,12; John 5:39, 14:19-26; Psalm 138:2; Psalm 19:7; Matthew 24:35; Matthew 5:18-19
We are a Euro-American Bible centric museum-library. We seek to present the Bible and Christian history of the global church to see the best in each Christian tradition. The Museum and Library of the Bible emphasize a Biblical Judeo-Christian culture, the message of God’s love and salvation for humanity through Jesus Christ; moreover, it supports the translation and distribution of Bibles worldwide. In this context, the Bible historically is religiously ecumenical and inclusive; accordingly, the Museum and Library of the Bible also is amiable to all faiths of the Judeo-Christian heritage, including Judaism, Eastern Orthodox, Catholic, Anglican, protestant reformation denominations, and but holds to the more contemporary evangelical or fundamental non-denominational Christianity that essentially espouses historical and biblical Christianity. It will emphasize secular diversity in the context of the Bible’s positive impact on societies and vice versa.