Biblword.net grew out of Biblword on social media. Biblword was started on a whim by Marten Visser, missionary in Thailand. In december 2009 he decided to tweet through the Bible, one chapter at a time. ‘Bibleword’ seemed like a good name. However, it was already taken. Without giving it any thought, Marten decided to strike out the ‘e’, never expecting that more than a few friends and relatives would even follow the account.
As the Bible has 1189 chapters, it took Marten over three years to tweet through the Bible. Soon the account had over 10,000 Twitter followers. Yet real growth only occurred when he launched Biblword on Facebook in 2011. Soon hundreds of thousands of people liked the page.
People who had liked the page, started to ask questions about the Bible. A team of authors answered them. Soon Marten found out that Facebook was not the best medium to publish these answers to Bible questions. Therefore a separate website Biblword.net was started. The mission of Biblword.net was, and continues to be, to answer all kinds of questions about Bible issues, and also to answer questions about life issues from the Bible.
In 2015 Marten Visser returned to the Netherlands. Biblword had become too big to pursue as a sideline. He founded GlobalRize, an internet mission, which now is the organisation responsible for all aspects of the Biblword ministry. Biblword.net continued to grow into a website with hundreds of answers to Bible and life questions. Besides the authors, the chat team that responds to messages sent in through the website, plays an important role. Every day, thousands of people find biblical answers to their questions on biblword.net, and many people have a personal conversation about their questions with a member of our chat team.
Do you like the work of GlobalRize? Maybe you would like to help out as a volunteer (online mentor Bible course, chatter, or something else), or want to donate to GlobalRize to support our work in spreading the gospel online.
Go to GlobalRize.org for more information.
What we believe
The Holy Scriptures as originally given by God, divinely inspired, infallible, entirely trustworthy; and the supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct.
One God, eternally existent in three persons, Father, Son and Holy Spirit
Our Lord Jesus Christ, God manifest in the flesh, His virgin birth, His sinless human life, His divine miracles, His vicarious and atoning death, His bodily resurrection, His ascension, His mediatorial work, and his personal return in power and glory.
The Salvation of lost and sinful man through the shed blood of the Lord Jesus Christ by faith apart from works, and regeneration by the Holy Spirit.
The Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the believer is enabled to live a holy life, to witness and work for the Lord Jesus Christ.
The Unity of the Spirit of all true believers, the Church, the Body of Christ.
The Resurrection of both the saved and the lost; they that are saved unto the resurrection of life, they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation.