Sunday, September 28, 2008

I was asked by a friend what I thought of the Bible and especially the Old Testament. When I ran across this statement I liked the way the author put it --

"When Christ, standing in the Temple, declares that the scriptures testify of him, I believe they do thus testify, and that it is right that they be bound up with the Gospels and the Epistles as an essential portion of the grand whole. I find the writers of the New Testament constantly referring to the Old, and the Old prophesyhing, or recording the preparation for, the events described in the New.
There is much that I do not understand, and no little that seems incredible; but I see no leaf that I have either the right or the wish to tear out and cast away. I receive it as, an authentic, inspired, and harmonious whole. I pin my faith to it, and rely upon it as the foundation of my own hope and the hope of the world." Timothy Titcomb 1885

3 comments:

ForHisSake said...

The fellowship of believers never ceases to amaze me. Of all the sermons that I have heard or read that speak of the authority and innerency of the Bible, I can honestly say that I have never heard or read anything quite as beautiful as this quote.

Thank you for introducing me to a wonderful author/poet.

HAINAngel2000 said...

Yes I love this post!!! Its so true!

FCB said...

Hi D.L.
you're welcome, he is another of my favorites. Great mind and very practical.
Glad you liked it too Mary. Knew you would.
Love Fred