Contents:  The Greatest Book on Earth -- Spurgeon on the Bible  --  The Scriptures    

 

             
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"The Scriptures comprise a Book that is unlike all other books ever written.  In all of human history, there is no other collection of writing that compares.  It is written, 'Holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost' (2 Peter 1:21).  More than 32 men are identified by name as the Old Testament writers: Moses, Joshua, Samuel, Nathan, Gad, Jeremiah, Ezra, Nehemiah, Mordecai, Elihu, David, Solomon, Asaph, Sons of Korah (plural), Heman, Ethan, Hezekiah, Isaiah, Ezekiel, Daniel, Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah, Jonah, Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah, Malachi--and several Psalms have unidentified and unidentifiable writers that might add to the number.  Eight men are accepted by tradition or by direct claims as the New Testament writers: Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, Paul, James, Peter, and Jude.  There was indeed a Hand that guided these multiple hands to accomplish this portrait [of Christ].

Consider the improbability of having above forty men commissioned to write a book of inerrant history and infallible prophecy over a time span of more than fifteen centuries, residing in a dozen countries on three continents, using four languages--Hebrew, Chaldean, Greek, and Aramaic--yet never contradict one another or include a single factual, historical, mathematical, geographical, or grammatical error, and maintain perfect unity and harmony in doctrine!  Certainly, individual particular printings of Scripture have had typographical, orthographical, and punctuation misprints--but the Bible was written without the tiniest blemish.

The scoffers and the skeptics (ed. Who have come and gone) that deride the Bible as nothing more than a collection of writings of an assortment of unknown individuals, changed, altered, and adapted over the centuries have no understanding of the character or the content of the Book that they disparage.  No individual man or collections of humanity has been assigned the role of sitting in judgment on this Book.  Scholars or readers who arrogantly assume that role will find that the Book will judge them.  It is true that the Bible is a book; but it is infinitely more than merely a book: it is the one and the only Book from God.  This is the plain, the unmistakable, and emphatic, affirmation of Scripture; it is not disputable--it is veridical (Isaiah 8:20; Matthew 21:42; 22:29; 26:54; Mark 14:49; Luke 10:26; John 5:39)."

(Taken from The Baptist Heritage, Jerald L. Manley, Ed. & Pastor of the Heritage Baptist Church, Pensacola, Florida)

Spurgeon on the Bible

"This volume is the writing of the living God: each letter was penned with an Almighty finger; each word in it dropped from the everlasting lips, each sentence was dictated by the Holy Spirit.  Albeit, that Moses was employed to write his histories with his fiery pen, God guided that pen. It  may be that David touched his harp and let sweet Psalms of melody drop from his fingers, but God moved his hands over the living strings of his golden harp.  It  may be that Solomon sang Canticles of love, or gave forth words of consummate wisdom, but God directed his lips, and made the Preacher eloquent.  If I follow the thundering Nahum when his horses plough the waters or Habakkuk when he sees the tents of Cushan in affliction; if I read Malachi, when the earth is burning like an oven; if I turn to the smooth page of John, who tells of love, or the rugged fiery chapters of Peter who speaks of the fire devouring God's enemies; if I turn to Jude, who launches forth anathemas upon the foes of God, everywhere I find God speaking: it is God's voice, not man's, the words are God's words, the words of the Eternal, the Invisible, the Almighty, the Jehovah of this earth.
Oh book of books!  And wast thou written by my God?  Then will I bow before thee.  Thou book of vast authority thou art a proclamation from the Emperor of Heaven; far be it from me to exercise my reason in contradicting thee.  Reason! thy place is to stand and find out what this volume means, not to tell what this book ought to say.  Come thou my reason, my intellect, sit thou down, and listen, for these words are the words of God.  Oh! if you could ever remember that this Bible was actually and really written by God!  This Bible is a book of authority; it is an authorized book, for God has written it.  Oh, tremble, tremble, lest any of you despise it; mark its authority, for it is the Word of God."

Joh 12:48 "He that rejecteth Me, and receiveth not My words, hath one that judgeth him: the word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day."
 

The Greatest Book on Earth

This is the greatest book on earth,
Unparalleled it stands;
Its Author GOD, its truth divine,
Inspired in every word and line,
Tho' writ by human hands.

This is the living rock of truth
Which all assaults defies.
O'er every stormy blast of time
It towers with majesty sublime;
It lives, and never dies.

This is the volume of the Cross;
Its saving truth is sure;
Its doctrine pure, its history true,
Its Gospel old, yet ever new,
Shall evermore endure.

Within this wondrous volume lies
The mystery of mysteries;
Happiest they of human race
To whom their God has given grace
|To read, to fear, to hope, to pray,
To lift the latch, to find the way;

And better had they ne'er been born
Who read to doubt, or read to scorn."
(Sir Walter Scott)
 

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