An Awesome Book
I hold in my hand the most wonderful book . . . the Bible. It has been outlawed in some lands, ignored by a majority of mankind, burned, attacked, cut up, criticized and doubted. Satan and his minions have been trying to get rid of it for thousands of years. Yet it has survived every onslaught of demons and wicked men. And it is the best-selling book in the world. God has given it and preserved it for you and me. Its goal is to help us know God, trust Him and have our sins forgiven. Its ultimate purpose is that we might get to heaven.
Thomas Carlisle: A noble book, all men*s book. It is our first oldest statement of the never-ending problem, man*s destiny, and God*s ways with him here on earth, and all in such free-flowing outlines, grand in its sincerity, in its simplicity, in its epic melody and repose of reconcilement.
Woodrow Wilson: I would be afraid to go forward if I did not believe that there lies at the foundation of all our schooling and all our thought the incomparable and unimpeachable word of God.
Judge Hale: There is no book like the Bible for excellent learning, wisdom and use. It is want of understanding in them who speak or think otherwise.
Thomas Jefferson: I have always said, and always will say that the studious perusal of the sacred volume will make better citizens, better fathers, and better husbands.
Dr. Samuel Johnson on his deathbed: Attend to the advice of one who has possessed a certain degree of fame in the world, and also will shortly appear before his maker . . . read the Bible every day!
Daniel Webster: I have read it through many times. I now make a practice of going through it once a year. It is the book of all others for lawyers as well as divines. And I pity the man who cannot find in it a rich supply of thought and rules for conduct.
John Adams: I have examined all of the Bible as well as my narrow sphere, my straightened brains and my busy life would allow me. And the result is that the Bible is the best book in the world. It contains more of my little philosophy, than all the libraries I*ve seen, and such parts of it I can*t reconcile to my little philosophy I postpone for future investigation.
John Quincy Adams: I speak as a man of the world to men of the world, and I say to you . . . search the scriptures. The Bible is the book of all others to be read at all ages, and in all conditions of human life. Not to be read once or twice or thrice and be laid aside, but to be read in small portions of 1 or 2 chapters every day. And never to be intermitted unless by some over-ruling necessity.
Hebrews 4:12: For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
Psalm 147:15: He sendeth forth his commandment upon earth: his word runneth very swiftly.
John 6:63: It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.
Isaiah 55:11: So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.
If you get to heaven, it will be because you heard and believed something from this book, the Bible, and it has touched your heart. This book is what will give you faith in God.
Romans 10:17: So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
No other book will give anyone the necessary faith in God. Is Faith Necessary? Yes, Yes, Yes!!
Ephesians 2:8-9: For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.
The inspiration of an awesome God has produced an awesome book. An open-hearted person will read and study the bible. Studying the Bible is the most profitable investment anyone can make.