The grand peculiarity of the Bible, as a book of consolation, is that it seeks not to cast our sufferings into the shade, but rather sets them before us in all their variety and magnitude. It teaches us to find consolation in the midst of acknowledged sorrow and causes light to arise out of the deepest darkness—“That no man should be moved by these afflictions: for yourselves know that we were appointed thereunto” (1Th 3:3).
W. J. Seaton
There was surely something inevitable about those words that Martin Luther spoke as he stood arraigned before the power and authority of Papal Rome: "Unless I am convinced of error by the authority of Scripture," he said, "I cannot, and will not retract. Here I stand, I can do no other …". Inevitable, we say, because Martin Luther, at that crucial point in his Christian life, was making more than an isolated statement relevant only to his own situation.
Arthur W. Pink
Consider the Word of God and seek to measure yourself by the degree in which you really honour it. What place do the contents of the Sacred Volume have in your affections, thoughts, and life: a higher one than formerly or not? Is that Divine communication more valued by you today than when you were first converted?
John L. Dagg
Divine revelation dispels all doubt as to the existence of God
In the Bible, the existence of God is from the very first assumed. “In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.”1 The doctrine, though formally declared in scarcely a single passage, is represented as fundamental in religion. “He that cometh to God, must believe that he is;”2 and the denial of it is attributed to folly; “the fool hath said in his heart, there is no God.”3 The volume of revelation is a light emanating from the Father of lights, and is, of itself, an independent proof of his existence. As we study its pages, in his light we shall see light; and a more realizing and abiding conviction that he, the great Source of light, exists, will occupy our minds.
The perfect harmony between natural and revealed religion, with respect to this doctrine, confirms the teaching of both.