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Bible: Power of Its Authority

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The mother of a family was married to an infidel who made jest of religion in the presence of his own children; yet she succeeded in bringing them all up in the fear of the Lord. I asked her one day how she preserved them from the influence of a father whose sentiments were so opposed to her own. This was her answer: 'Because to the authority of a father I do not oppose the authority of a mother but that of God. From their earliest years my children have always seen the Bible upon my table. This holy book has constituted the whole of their religious instruction. 1 was silent that I might allow it to speak. Did they propose a question, did they commit a fault, did they perform a good action, I opened the Bible, and the Bible answered, reproved, or encouraged them. The constant reading of the Scriptures has wrought the prodigy which surprises you.–Adolphe Monod.


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Spurgeon, Charles. Entry for 'Bible: Power of Its Authority'. Charles Spurgeon's Illustration Collection. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/fff/b/bible-power-of-its-authority.html. 1870.

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