The enduring power of the Bible

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    The enduring power of the Bible

    Post  alex jackson on Mon Apr 30, 2012 4:20 pm

    Let's look again at what some of the most notable leaders in history have had to say about the Bible.

    Napoleon Bonaparte: 'What happiness the Bible procures for those who believe it! What marvels it bestows upon those who reflect upon it!'

    Daniel Webster: 'There is no solid basis for civilisation but in the Word of God. If we abide by the principles taught in the Bible, our country will continue to prosper. I make it a practice to read the Bible through once every year.'

    William Lyon Phelps (once referred to as the most beloved professor in America-of Yale University): 'I thoroughly believe in a university education for both men and women, but I believe knowledge of the Bible without a college course, is more valuable than a college course without knowledge of the Bible.'

    Sir William Jones: 'The Bible contains more pure sensibility, more exquisite beauty, more pure morality, more important history, and finer strains of poetry and eloquence than can be collected from all other books in whatever age or language they may be written.'

    Robert E. Lee: 'The Bible is a book, in comparison with which all other books are of minor importance. In all my perplexities and distress, the Bible has never failed to give me light and strength.'

    Sir Isaac Newton: 'There are more sure marks of authenticity in the Bible than in any profane history.'

    George MacDonald: 'The Bible is to me the most precious thing in the world just because it tells me the story of Jesus.'

    Matthew Arnold: 'To the Bible men will return because they cannot do without it. The true God is, and must be pre-eminently the God of the Bible, the eternal, who makes for righteousness from whom Jesus came forth, and whose spirit governs the course of humanity.'

    George Washington: 'It is impossible to rightly govern the world without God and the Bible.'

    Thomas Jefferson: 'The Bible is the cornerstone of liberty.'

    Horace Greeley: 'It is impossible to mentally or socially enslave a Bible-reading people.'

    Patrick Henry: 'This is a book worth more than all other books which were ever printed.'

    William McKinley: 'The more profoundly we study this wonderful book and the more closely we observe its divine precepts, the better citizens we will become and the higher will be the destiny of our nation.'

    Charles Dickens: 'The New Testament is the very best book that ever was or ever will be known in the world.'

    Billy Graham: 'The word of God hidden in the heart is a stubborn voice to suppress.'

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    The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the Word of our God stands forever.' Isaiah 40:8 NIV

    The Bible - read it!


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