A Book to Make One Wise

The Bible is the best selling book of all time, yet most people have never read it, many denounce it as being full of contradictions, others criticise its historical or scientific accuracy and still other simply think it is irrelevant.

Yet there are some who have been tortured and executed for daring to translate it so that ordinary people can read it - such is the strength of feeling it arouses.

Many others have been imprisoned for smuggling copies across national boundaries.

What other book arouses such passions?

In fact, it is the only book that reveals God's wisdom and the right way for us to live our lives.

The author of the following item is unknown, but it expresses well the true value of this most precious book.

  • This book reveals the mind of God, the state of man, the way of salvation, the doom of sinners, and the happiness of believers.
  • Its doctrines are holy, its precepts are binding, its histories are true, and its decisions are immutable.
  • Read it to be wise, believe it to be safe, and practice it to be holy.
  • It contains light to direct you, food to support you, and comfort to cheer you.
  • It is the traveller's map, the pilgrim's staff, the pilot's compass, the soldier's sword, and the Christian's charter.
  • Here, too, heaven is opened and the gates of hell disclosed.
  • Christ is its grand subject, our good its design, and the glory of God its end.
  • It should fill the memory, rule the heart, and guide the feet. Read it slowly, frequently, prayerfully.
  • It is a mine of wealth, a paradise of glory, and a river of pleasure. It is given you in life, will be opened at the judgement, and be remembered forever.
  • It involves the highest responsibility, will regard the greatest labour, and condemn all who trifle with its sacred contents.
  • Owned it is riches; studied it is wisdom; trusted it is salvation; loved it is character; and obeyed it is power.

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