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
The Wondrous Vitality of The Bible
All Scripture is given by inspiration of God . . . – 2 Timothy 3:16.
No book ever written has incurred such opposition as this Book. Kings, potentates and priests have sought to destroy it. The time was in Scottish history when to be found with a Bible meant death. Bible bonfires lighted the land.
Open infidelity outside the church has launched attack after attack upon this blessed Book. Infidelity in the pulpit, disguised as the friend of God, has sought to impugn its veracity. But the Bible still lives! Millions of copies of it, in over a thousand different languages, are being printed every year. Such vitality is a miracle.
Over two hundred years ago Voltaire, the French skeptic, said, “One hundred years from now the world will no more hear of the Bible.” Fifty years later, in the house of Voltaire in Paris where he uttered those words, the Geneva Bible Society was printing Bibles, while Voltaire has become a name “unwept, unhonored and unsung.”
Some years ago a first edition copy of the Bible sold for $106,000. About the same time the ninety-two volumes of the voluminous Voltaire sold at auction for eight shillings—about two cents each!
Psalm 2:4 says, “He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision.”
If any reader is being tempted by the prevailing unbelief to doubt or deny the inspiration of this marvelous Book, let the foregoing facts give you hesitance.
The Bible is the Word of God. It is an everlasting Book.
“The grass withereth, and the flower thereof falleth away:
“But the word of the Lord endureth for ever.” – 1 Peter 1:24-25.
Our Lord believed it and quoted it with divine authority. He told us we would be judged by what was written in this Book:
“The word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day.” – John 12:48.
Three times He vanquished Satan on the mount by saying, “It is written …” If it was written in the Book, that settled it for Him. He Himself proclaimed its wondrous vitality when He said, “Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.” This we believe, and in all confidence we proclaim the Book to be a supernatural Book.