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 – How May We Know?
All Scripture is given by inspiration of God . . . – 2 Timothy 3:16.
How may we know the Bible is God’s Word? The answer need not make us tremble. The evidence is so overwhelming, so abundant, we are embarrassed where to begin.
If you will bring an open mind and give fair and unbiased consideration to the evidence, you will find it proven to a demonstration that there is a supernatural element in this Book, from its first page to its last, that cannot possibly be explained apart from this fact: “All scripture is given by inspiration of God.”
Just as our Lord Jesus Christ, the Incarnate Word, credentialed His claim to deity by supernatural works, so the written Word proves its divine origin by the miraculous element in its contents.
Here we find, recorded in plain language, facts that were absolutely outside the knowledge of man at the time they were recorded. Here we see events predicted hundreds, sometimes thousands, of years before they ever happened. Here are statements of accurate scientific truth, written before men became scientific and while as yet the natural sciences did not exist.
I present to you five strong reasons sustaining the claim of the Bible to divine, authoritative and unique inspiration.
- The Scientific Accuracy of the Bible
- The Historical Inerrancy of the Bible
- The Marvelous Unity of the Bible
- The Fulfilled Prophecy of the Bible
- The Wondrous Vitality of the Bible
Pastor’s Note: In the next few weeks we will cover each of these topics.