John Linton (1888 – 1965) John Linton is not normally listed among the elite of the evangelists in this century: Moody, Sunday, Bob Jones, Sr., Appelman, John Rice. But he was not some lesser light—God mightily moved through his ministry. He left a trail of converts to Christ as well as revived, restored, rejoicing churches.
His gospel soundness, his compelling delivery, his Scotch brogue and his devotion to our Lord made him widely acceptable. You cannot hear the inimitable Scotch brogue in his sermon, but you can enjoy its sweet and powerful message.
He died at age 77 in the pulpit while conducting evangelistic services.
The Bible – A Supernatural Book – Who Wrote The Bible?
All Scripture is given by inspiration of God . . . – 2 Timothy 3:16.
The greatest question confronting mortal man is, “Who wrote the Bible?” Did the God of Heaven and earth reveal His mind to men and, through the Holy Spirit, enable them to write as He directed? Or was the Bible written by men who merely imagined or vainly pretended that God inspired them?
The Bible writers claimed that God inspired them.
David said, “The Spirit of the LORD spake by me, and his word was in my tongue” (2 Samuel 23:2).
Paul said, “All scripture is given by inspiration of God” (2 Timothy 3:16).
Peter said, “For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost” (2 Peter 1:21).
Question: Were they inspired as they claim? Is the Bible a reliable and authoritative record of what God directed men to write? Or is it the literary production of a long succession, over sixteen centuries, of fools, of imposters, of deceivers?
We cannot postpone settlement of this question until we die. If the Bible is true, that will be too late to heed its warnings.
This Bible speaks of a Heaven to be gained and a Hell to avoid. It presents a way of life and how to live it; an eternal salvation and the one way to receive it. Can any sensible person facing this question wisely postpone the answer?
Will the engineer of that express train going sixty miles an hour down the track look out of his cab and think, It’s foggy tonight. I can’t tell whether that signal is for us or against us, but I will keep right on. Will he? If he does, likely he will crash that train and send two hundred souls, his own among them, into eternity.
You and I are dashing along the track of life at the rate of sixty heartbeats a minute. The air is misty with unbelief. Is the Bible God’s Word or not?
Better stop the train a moment and find out about those signals. Better find out before you sleep tonight whether this Book that speaks of God, of Christ, of Heaven, of Hell, is true. Take no rest, I beseech you, and give God none, till you have discovered the authorship of the Bible and given your response to its claims.