Bible Most Popular Book

The Rev. R. S. MacArthur said in a sermon on "The Instructive Voice of Biblical Research:" —

"The Bible is the most popular book in the world. As a mere literary monument the English version is one of the grandest triumphs of the English tongue. It did more to fix the form of the English language than any one literary influence.

"Seven million copies are printed every year. The marvel is that this wonderful output goes right on, and is likely to continue through unnumbered years in the future. One great gain in recent times is that we have given proper prominence to the human element in the Bible. The recognition of this element strengthens, and not weakens, the power of the Bible. The recent scholarship, to all rightminded persons, gives additional dignity and glory to the old Bible. It never had so mighty a grip alike on the educated classes and the simple-minded folk as it has at this hour.

"The twentieth century opened with the highest honors paid by the noblest scholarship to the glorious old Bible as God's fullest revelation and as man's greatest literary benediction."

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The Lectures
April 25, 1901

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