A respectable old book, containing a great deal of truthbut truth mixed up with error and fables!
(J.C. Ryle, 1884)
"For if the trumpet makes an uncertain sound, who will prepare himself for battle?" 1 Corinthians 14:8
"All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; so that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work!" 2 Timothy 3:16-17
We need a more certain sound about the inspiration, sufficiency, and supremacy of Holy Scripture.
There is a growing inclination to depreciate the blessed volume — as a respectable old book, containing a great deal of truth, but truth mixed up with error and fables.
There is a hasty readiness to assume that whenever the conclusions of so-called science conflict with the Bible — that the Bible must be wrong and science right, it being coolly forgotten that perhaps we do not rightly interpret the Book.
Away with all this!
Let us boldly place the Bible on the pedestal where our forefathers placed it, and maintain, like them, that, however imperfectly we may understand it, the old Book is perfect, and is an infallible rule of faith and practice!
"Ask for the old paths, where the good way is — and walk in it. Then you will find rest for your souls." Jeremiah 6:16