In support of the commentary published on March, 7 by Steve Eickhoff, I would add some comments. Whether or not men and women consider the Holy Bible to be the Word of God, the fact remains that it is the Word of God. The Bible will not change though men’s opinions may.
The apostle Peter called it “the living and abiding Word of God” ( I Peter 1:23 NASB). He also said “that by it you may grow in respect to salvation” (I Peter 2:2 NASB).
The writer of the book of Hebrews stated, “For the Word of God is living and active and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing as far as the division of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart” (Hebrews 4:12 NASB).
The apostle, Paul, said of the gospel in his letter to the Romans, “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ for it is the power of God to everyone who believes” (Romans 1:16).
So then, the ancients agree that the Word of God, the Bible, is alive and active, abiding (or remaining), able to judge the intentions of the hearts of men. In regard to mankind’s bent to live apart from God, there is a way to be restored to Him. It is through the powerful Gospel of Christ.
Below are some notable quotes about the Bible from some influential men out of our past.
Patrick Henry, “The Bible is worth all other books that have ever been printed.”
Abraham Lincoln, “I believe the Bible is the best gift that God has ever given to man.”
George Washington, “It is impossible to rightly govern the world without God and the Bible.”
Andrew Jackson refers to the Bible as “the rock on which our republic rests.”
Charles Dickens, “The New Testament is the very best book ever was or ever will be known.”
Dwight Eisenhower, “The Bible is endorsed by the ages. Our civilization is built upon its words. In no other book is there such a collection of inspired wisdom, reality and hope. It describes the condition of man and the promise of man with such power that through many eras and generations, it has made the mighty humble and strengthened the weak.”
Modern man can reject God if he chooses, but there will be consequences.
All men will one day cease to exist, but God’s Word abides forever.
Many fortunate children say pledges of allegiance as they start each day at school. Like them, let us pledge allegiance to the Bible with these words.
I pledge allegiance to the Bible, God’s Holy Word. I will make it a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path. I will hide its words in my heart that I might not sin against God.