Why Men Are Unable To Say “Amen”

Beltway Church of Christ

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In an effort to make a strong point in a sermon, identifying the number of times a word appears throughout the scriptures can have an impact.  With the exception of simple words such as and, as, that, the, to, etc., the word Lord appears 7,365 times, more than any other word in the Bible.  Certainly this is impressive.  But when compared to 783,137 total words in the Bible, Lord appears only at a rate of 0.0094%.  Yet, the word to be identified in this article is amen which appears 73 times.  Mathematically, that’s only at a rate of 0.0000932149%.  So, with identifying the number of times the word amen appears throughout scripture, how does this prove it has impact?

holy_bibleFirst, consider the number of times you hear the word amen stated during worship service.  Seemingly, it is done without coercion among the pews.  At other times, ministers instruct the…

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