Jan 18, 2012

#521The Bible


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It is the traveller’s map, The pilgrim’s staff,
The pilot’s compass,
The soldier’s sword,
And the Christian’s character. 
Here Heaven is opened,
The gates of hell disclosed.

Christ is the object, Our good it’s design,
The glory of God its end. 
It should fill the memory, Rule the heart
And guide the feet.

Read it carefully,
Frequently, prayerfully.

It is a mine of wealth, And a river of pleasure.

It is given to you here in this life, 
Will be opened at the judgment
And is established forever.

It involves the highest responsibility, Will reward the greatest labour,
And condemn all who trifle with its Sacred Contents.


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What the Experts have to Say?

No man ever believes that the Bible means what it says: He is always convinced that it says what he means. --George Bernard Shaw

The Holy Book of the living God suffers more from its exponents today than from its opponents. -Leonard Ravenhill

Never place a period where God has placed a comma. God is still speaking. Gracie Allen

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

We do not read the Bible the way it is; we read it the way we are. --Evelyn Uyemura

Bible reading is an education in itself. --Lord Tennyson

I am a creature of a day. I am a spirit come from God, and returning to God. I want to know one thing: the way to heaven. God himself has condescended to teach me the way. He has written it down in a book. Oh, give me that book! At any price give me the book of God. Let me be a man of one book.--John Wesley

Reading the Bible without meditating on it is like trying to eat without swallowing. --Anonymous

The Bible is a book that has been read more and examined less than any book that ever existed. --Thomas Paine

There is a way of reading the Bible that seems to leave God far away, off in the shadows somewhere. It is all information and technicalities and knowledge, but it feels like you're sitting with your back towards God. You come up against a difficulty or question, and you go to books, you ask pastors, friends, strangers on the internet, anyone but Him. Gradually God gets smaller and dimmer. --Unknown

Do you wish to find out the really sublime? Repeat the Lord's Prayer. --Napolean

You may as well quit reading and hearing the Word of God, and give it to the devil, if you do not desire to live according to it. -- Martin Luther

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

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If there is anything in my thoughts or style to commend, the credit is due to my parents for instilling in me an early love of the Scriptures. --Daniel Webster

It is a mistake to look to the Bible to close a discussion; the Bible seeks to open one. - William Sloane Coffin

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