The following is an excerpt from The God Who Is Real by Dr. Henry Morris, the author of many well-known books on Christian evidences and the scientific accuracy of the Bible. He is president of the Institute for Creation Research and professor of hydrology, having served on faculties of major universities for 28 years including 13 years as chairman of the civil engineering department at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute:
“Surely THE GOD WHO CREATED THIS MARVELOUSLY COMPLEX UNIVERSE with its thinking, feeling, volitional human beings WOULD NOT DO SO CAPRICIOUSLY leaving them to flounder forever, ignorant and unfulfilled. SURELY A GOD LIKE THIS WOULD REVEAL HIMSELF AND HIS WILL TO THOSE WHO SINCERELY DESIRE TO KNOW HIM, no matter where or when they enter the human family.
There are many supposedly sacred books in existence, BUT THE BIBLE IS UNIQUELY GOD’S WRITTEN WORDS. Of all the so-called scriptures of the world’s religions, THERE IS ONLY ONE BOOK WHICH EVEN ATTEMPTS TO EXPOUND CREATION. All others start with the space/time/matter universe already in existence in some primeval form. ONLY THE BIBLE tells how it was called into existence out of nothing except for the power of God. It is the only book which actually claims to be THE REVELATION OF THE CREATOR. THE BIBLE VALIDATES THIS CLAIM IN NUMEROUS WAYS.
It is not merely a book of morality or religious philosophy, as are the other sacred books, IT IS A BOOK OF HISTORY AND FULFILLED PROPHECY. Its accurate accounts are THE MOST DETAILED AND BEST CONFIRMED HISTORIES of the primeval world and of the key events of God’s dealings with man.
Its HUNDREDS OF METICULOUSLY FULFILLED PROPHECIES are a unique testimonial to ITS DIVINE ORIGIN; and ITS SCIENTIFIC INSIGHTS ARE REMARKABLE.
In fact, its very structure offers repeated surprises of design to the Bible student. Although its sixty-six books were written by at least forty different authors over a period of at least fifteen centuries, it has ONE GRAND THEME: THE GREAT PURPOSE OF GOD FROM CREATION TO CONSUMATION.
It is fully consistent both in internal content and external contact, WITH NO PROVABLE ERRORS ANYWHERE. IF ANY BOOK IN THE WORLD CAN LAY CLAIM TO BEING THE INSPIRED REVELATION OF THE WORLD’S CREATOR, THAT BOOK IS THE BIBLE!”
NOTABLE SAYINGS ABOUT THE BIBLE:
GEORGE WASHINGTON: “It is impossible to rightly govern the world without God and the Bible.”
NAPOLEAN: “The Bible is no mere book, but a Living Creature, with a power that conquers all that oppose it.”
FERRAR FENTON: “In the Hebro-Christian Scriptures we have the only key that unlocks the mystery of the universe to man, and the mystery of man to himself.”
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.”
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 secular history.”
GOETHE: “Let mental culture go on advancing, let the natural sciences progress in ever 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.”
CONSIDERING ALL THAT HAS BEEN STATED ABOVE, NO OPEN-MINDED, INTELLIGENT PERSON CAN IGNORE THE BIBLE, NOR TRUST THE ASSUMPTIONS OF ITS CRITICS WITHOUT FIRSTLY DILIGENTLY STUDYING IT FOR ONESELF.
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