Bible Begets New Life
Being born again . . .
by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever. 1 Peter 1:23
In the Bible the will of God is revealed.
The truths of the Word of God are the utterances of the Most High. He who makes
these truths a part of his life becomes in every sense a new creature. He is
not given new mental powers, but the darkness that through ignorance and sin
has clouded the understanding is removed. The words, "A new heart also
will I give you," mean, "A new mind will I give you." A change
of heart is always attended by a clear conviction of Christian duty, an
understanding of truth. He who gives the Scriptures close, prayerful attention
will gain clear comprehension and sound judgment, as if in turning to God he
had reached a higher plane of intelligence.
The Bible contains the principles that
lie at the foundation of all true greatness, all true prosperity, whether for
the individual or for the nation. The nation that gives free room for the
circulation of the Scriptures opens the way for the minds of the people to
develop and expand. The reading of the Scriptures causes light to shine into
the darkness. As the Word of God is searched, life-giving truths are found. In
the lives of those who heed its teachings there will be an undercurrent of
happiness that will bless all with whom they are brought in contact.
Thousands have drawn water from these
wells of life, yet there is no diminishing of the supply. Thousands have set
the Lord before them, and by beholding have been changed into the same image.
Their spirit burns within them as they speak of His character, telling what
Christ is to them and what they are to Christ. . . . Thousands more may engage
in the work of searching out the mysteries of salvation. . . . Each fresh
search will reveal something more deeply interesting than has yet been
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