THE INFLUENCE OF THE BIBLE

 

Listed below are the personal testimonies of twenty of history's most outstanding people who have read and been influenced by the Bible:

 

Abraham Lincoln: “I believe the Bible is the best gift God has ever given man. All the good from the Saviour of the world is communicated to us through this book.”

 

W.E. Gladstone: “I have known ninety five of the world's great men in my time, and of these eighty seven were followers of the Bible.” “The Bible is stamped with a Specialty of Origin, and an immeasurable distance separates it from all competitors.”

 

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

 

Napoleon: “The Bible is no mere book, but a Living Creature, with a power that conquers all that oppose it.”

 

Queen Victoria: “That book accounts for the supremacy of England.”

 

Daniel Webster: “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.” “If we abide by the principles taught in the Bible, our country will go on prospering and to prosper; but if we and our posterity neglect its instructions and authority, no man can tell how sudden a catastrophe may overwhelm us and bury all our glory in profound obscurity.”

 

Thomas Carlyle: “The Bible is the truest utterance that ever came by alphabetic letters from the soul of man, through which, as through a window divinely opened, all men can look into the stillness of eternity, and discern in glimpses their far distant, long forgotten home.”

 

Thomas Huxley: “The Bible has been the Magna Carta of the poor and oppressed. The human race is not in a position to dispense with it.”

 

W. H. Seward: “The whole hope of human progress is suspended on the ever growing influence of the Bible.”

 

Patrick Henry: “The Bible is worth all other books which have ever been printed.”

 

Andrew Jackson: “That book, sir, is the rock on which our republic rests.”

 

Robert E. Lee: “In all my perplexities and distresses the Bible has never failed to give me light and strength.”

 

Lord Tennyson: “Bible reading is an education in itself.”

 

Horace Greeley: “It is impossible to enslave mentally or socially a Bible reading people. The principles of the Bible are the groundwork of human freedom.”

 

John Quincy Adams: “So great is my veneration for the Bible that the earlier my children begin to read it the more confident will be my hope that they will prove useful citizens of their country and respectable members of society.” “I have for many years made it a practice to read through the Bible once every year.”

 

Immanuel Kant: “The existence of the Bible, as a book for the people, is the greatest benefit which the human race has ever experienced. Every attempt to belittle it is a crime against humanity.”

 

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

 

Sir William Herschel: “All human discoveries seem to be made only for the purpose of confirming more and more strongly the truths contained in the Sacred Scriptures.”

 

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

 

Goethe: “Let mental culture go on advancing, let the natural sciences progress in even greater extent and depth, and the human mind widen itself as much as it desires: beyond the elevation and moral culture of Christianity, as it shines forth in the Gospels, it will not go.”

 

From pages 17, 18. “The Gospel Standard,” Volume 44, Number 1, September 1994. Published by the “Peoples Gospel Hour,” Box 1660, Halifax, N.S. B3J 3A1