What Greats Of The Past Said About The Bible!

The Bible is the best of all books, 
for it is the word of God and teaches 
us the way to be happy in this world 
and in the next. Continue therefore 
to read it and to regulate your life by 
its precepts. - John Jay, letter to 
Peter Augustus Jay, 1784

I believe the Bible is the best gift God has ever 
given to man. All the good from the Savior of the 
world is communicated to us through this book.       
- President Abraham Lincoln

I am trying here to prevent anyone from saying
the really foolish thing that people often say
about Him [Jesus Christ]: "I'm ready to accept
Jesus as a great moral teacher, but I don't
accept His claim to be God."

That is the one thing we must not say. A man
who was merely a man and said the sort of
things Jesus said would  not be a great moral
teacher. He would either be a lunatic - on a
level with a man who says he is a poached
egg - or else he would be the Devil of Hell.

You must make your choice. Either this Man
was, and is, the Son of God, or else a madman
or something worse...

You can shut Him up for fool, you can spit
at Him and kill Him as a demon; or you can
fall at His feet and call Him Lord and God.
But let us not come up with any patronizing 
nonsense about His being a great human
teacher. He has not left that option open
to us. He did not intend to.

          -- From C.S. Lewis
(Author of The Chronicles of Narnia)

For we must consider that we shall be as a City 
upon a hill.  The eyes of all people are upon us.  
So that if we shall deal falsely with our God in this 
work we have undertaken, and so cause Him to 
withdraw his present help from us, we shall be 
made a story and a byword throughout the world.
- John Winthrop, Governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, 1630  

It is impossible to rightly govern the world without 
God and the Bible. - Attributed to President George Washington

The Bible is no mere book, but a Living Creature, 
with a power that conquers all that oppose it. - Napoleon

That Book accounts for the supremacy of England.
- Queen Victoria

If there is anything in my thought or style to 
commend, the credit is due my parents for 
instilling in me an early love of the Scriptures. 
If we abide by the principals taught in the Bible, 
our country will go on prospering and to prosper;
but if we and our posterity neglect its instructions 
and authority, no man can tell how sudden a 
catastrophe may overwhelm us and bury all 
our glory in profound obscurity. 
- Daniel Webster (Founding Father)

Faith and love are apt to be spasmodic 
in the best of minds.  Men and women 
live on the brink of mysteries and harmonies
into which they never enter and with 
their hand on the door latch they die 
outside. -  GK Chesterton 

The Bible is worth all other books which have ever 
been printed. - Patrick Henry   (original member 
of the Continental Congress)

The Bible is the anchor of our liberties. -  President U.S. Grant

It is impossible to enslave mentally or socially 
a Bible-reading people. The principals of the 
Bible are the groundwork of human freedom.
- Horace Greeley  (Editor)

That Book is the rock on which our Republic rests. 
- President Andrew Jackson

Trust in yourself and you are doomed 
to disappointment; trust in money and 
you may have it taken from you; but 
trust in God, and you are never to be 
confounded in  time or eternity.                                     
- D.L. Moody

Let every student be plainly instructed
and earnestly pressed to consider well
the main end of his life and studies is
to know God and Jesus Christ which is
eternal life (John 17:3).

  The Laws and Statutes of Harvard College in 1643 

 All scholars shall live religious, godly,
and blameless lives according to the rules
of God's Word, diligently reading the Holy
Scriptures, the fountain of light and truth;
and constantly attend upon all the duties
of religion, both in public and secret.

Two central requirements in Yale College 1745 charter

In all my perplexities and distresses, 
the Bible has never failed to give me
light and strength. - Gen. Robert E. Lee

Bible reading is an education in itself. 
- Lord Tennyson (Poet)

So great is my veneration for the Bible 
that the earlier my children begin to read 
it the more confident will be my hope that 
they will prove useful citizens of their country 
and respectable members of society. I have for
many years made it a practice to read through 
the Bible once every year. - President John 
Quincy Adams

The existence of the Bible, as a Book for the 
people, is the greatest benefit which the human 
race has ever experienced. Every attempt to
belittle it is a crime against humanity.
 - Immanuel Kant (Philosopher)

 It is the duty of nations, as well as of men, 
to own their dependence upon the overruling 
power of God and to recognize the sublime 
truth announced in the Holy Scriptures and 
proven by all history, that those nations only 
are blessed whose God is the Lord.     
- President Abraham Lincoln

The Bible claims to be the Word 
of the only true God. In addition 
to historical, archaeological, and 
scientific proofs, there are numerous
internal proofs. No such evidences 
exist for other "sacred writings."

The Bible was written during 1,600 
years by 40 prophets, most of 
whom lived in diverse cultures, 
at different times in history, yet 
who never contradict but comple -
ment each other. For the Qur'an, 
Muslims must take the word of 
Muhammad, just as the Book 
of Mormon rests solely upon 
Joseph Smith's word. But every 
biblical prophet is confirmed 
by 39 other prophets.   
 - Dave Hunt 

The New Testament is the very best Book 
that ever or ever will be known in the world. 
- Charles Dickens (Author)

All human discoveries seem to be made only 
for the purpose of confirming more and more 
strongly the truths contained in the
Sacred Scriptures. - Sir William Herschel (Astronomer)

There are more sure marks of authenticity 
in the Bible than in any profane history. 
- Sir Isaac Newton (Scientist)

Let mental culture go on advancing, 
let the natural sciences progress in 
even greater extent and depth, and 
the human mind widen itself as much 
as it desires; beyond the elevation
and moral culture of Christianity, 
as it shines forth in the Gospels,
it will not go. - Goethe (Author)

In 1796 the US Supreme Court issued 
this ruling, "By our form of government, 
the Christian religion is the established 
religion, and all sects and denominations 
of Christians are placed on equal footing."  
Some 57 years later, after Congress was
petitioned to separate Christian principles 
from government, in 1853 the House Judiciary 
Committee issued their formal report, including 
these words: "In this age there is no substitute
for Christianity. This was the religion of the 
founders of the republic, and they expected 
it to be the religion of their dependents. The
great vital, conservative elements in our system 
is the belief of our people in the pure doctrines 
and divine truths of the gospel of Jesus Christ."  

- Dr. Gerald Beavan

I have known ninety-five of the world's great 
men in my time, and of these eight-seven were 
followers of the Bible. The Bible is stamped with 
a Specialty of Origin, and an immeasurable
distance separates it from all competitors.
- W.E. Gladstone (Prime Minister) 

Whatever merit there is in anything that I have 
written is simply due to the fact that when I was 
a child my mother daily read me a part of the Bible 
and daily made me learn a part of it by heart.
- John Ruskin (art critic and social commentator)

There is simply no historic foundation 
for the position that the Framers intended 
to build the 'wall of separation' that was
constitutionalized in Everson. The 'wall 
of separation between church and state' 
is a metaphor based on bad history,
a metaphor which has proved useless 
as a guide to judging. It should be frankly 
and explicitly abandoned.     
- Chief Justice of the US Supreme Court, William Rehnquist

God designed humans to want 
to believe in something. That's 
the image of God that is in us. 
But as G. K. Chesterton famously 
put it, when we reject the God
of the Bible, we don't believe 
in nothing; we believe in everything -- 
including Little Green Men.

              - Chuck Colson 

The Bible has been the Magna Carta of the poor 
and oppressed. The human race is not in a position 
to dispense with it. 
- Thomas Huxley (Author & Scientist)

The whole hope of human progress is suspended 
on the ever growing influence of the Bible. 
- W.H. Seward (Secretary of State)

If you stop believing what your 
professor told you had to be true
and if you start thinking for yourself 
you may come to some conclusions 
you hadn't expected. You may find 
the Bible makes more sense than 
you thought or were told to think. 
Allow yourself to be ruined, ruined 
with regard to what you always 
thought could be true. Can you 
believe what you don't understand? 
You and I believe everyday what 
we don't understand unless it comes 
to the issue of salvation.                

Dr. Woodrow Kroll

America was born a Christian nation. 
America was born to exemplify that 
devotion to the elements of righteousness, 
which are derived from the revelations 
of Holy Scriptures. Part of the destiny 
of Americans lies in their daily perusal 
of this great book of revelations. That 
if they would see America free and pure 
they will make their own spirits free and 
pure by this baptism of the Holy Spirit.

 - President Woodrow Wilson

It cannot be emphasized too strongly 
or too often that this great nation was 
founded, not by religionists, but by 
Christians; not on religions, but on 
the gospel of Jesus Christ.  For this 
very  reason peoples of other faiths 
have been afforded asylum, prosperity, 
and freedom of worship here. 
- Attributed to Patrick Henry  
(original member of the Continental Congress)

The Roman emperor Diocletian, 
following an edict in 303 A.D.,
failed to stamp the Bible out. 
The French Revolution could 
not crush it with secular 
philosophy (Rousseau, one 
of its heroes, converted to 
Christianity). The Communists 
failed to stamp it out with 
atheism and political ideology. 
One might well ask why this 
book has been banned, burned, 
and bludgeoned with such
animosity and scorn. The 
great Reformation hero John 
Calvin responds in this way: 
"Whenever people slander 
God's word, they show they 
feel within its power, however 
unwillingly or reluctantly." - Joe Boot

To find out how you can begin 
a personal relationship with 
Jesus Christ, please call:


Four Important Things To KNOW:

1) For ALL (Americans, Muslims, Jews,
Catholics, Hindus, Buddhist, Asians,
Presbyterians, Europeans, Baptist,
Brazilians, Mormons, Methodist,
French, etc.) have sinned & fall
short of the glory of God.

2) For the wages of above (see #1)
are DEATH (Hell, eternal separation
from God, & damnation) but the Gift
(free & at no charge to you) of God 
(Creator, Jehovah, & Trinity) is
Eternal Life (Heaven) through
(in union with) Jesus Christ
(God, Lord, 2nd Person of the
Trinity, Messiah, Prince of
Peace & Savior of the World).

3) For God so greatly loved & dearly
prized the world (Americans, Muslims,
Jews, Catholics, Hindus, Buddhist,
Asians, Presbyterians, Europeans,
Baptist, Brazilians, Mormons,
Methodist, French, etc.) that
He even gave up His only begotten
(unique) Son, that whosoever (anyone,
anywhere, anytime - while still living)
believes  (trust in, relies on, clings to,
depends completely on) Him shall
have eternal  (everlasting) life (heaven).

4) Jesus said: "I am THE WAY, THE TRUTH,
& THE LIFE. No one (male/female - American,
Muslim, Jew, Catholic, Hindu, Buddhist,
Asian, Presbyterian, European, Baptist,
Brazilian, Mormons, Methodist, French,
etc. ) comes (arrives) to the Father (with
GOD in Heaven) EXCEPT BY (through)
ME (no other name).

This wonderful loving GOD gives you the choice -
(Rev. 3:20)          

{Please note that church membership,
baptism, doing good things, etc. are not
requirements for becoming a Christian -
however they are great afterwards!!!}

Jesus said, "Wide is the gate and broad
is the road that leads to destruction
(Hell, damnation, eternal punishment),
and many enter through it.  But small
is the gate and narrow the road that
leads to life (Heaven, eternal happiness, 
forever with God), and only a few find it.  

To find out how you can begin 
a personal relationship with 
Jesus Christ, please call:


1 comment:

Professor Howdy said...

The atheist.Darwinist/humanist have no comfort to offer when someone is in need yet the Bible offers much:

Before I formed you in the womb I knew you; Before you were born I sanctified you... - Jer 1:5

After all, He's famous for great and unexpected acts; there's no end to His surprises. He gives rain, for instance, across the wide earth, sends water to irrigate the fields. - Job 5:9&10

But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. - Romans 5:8

Your word is a lamp to my
feet and a light to my path.
- Psalm 119:105

The god of this age has blinded the minds of
unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light
of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the
image of God. - 2 Corinthians 4:4

Neither height nor depth,
nor anything else in all creation,
will be able to separate us
from the love of God that
is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
- Romans 8:39

So do not fear, for I am with you; do
not be dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you;
I will uphold you with my righteous
right hand. - Isaiah 41:10

But God demonstrates His own love toward
us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ
died for us. - Romans 5:8

Then Jesus said, Come to Me, all of you
who are weary and carry heavy burdens,
and I will give you rest. - Mat 11:28

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