A man in Belgium rebuked a young woman & her brother for reading that “bad book” pointing to the Bible.
“Sir,” she replied, “a little while ago my brother was an idler, a gambler, a drunkard & made such a noise in the house that no one could stay in it.
Since he began to read the Bible, he works with industry, goes no longer to the tavern, no longer touches cards, brings home money to our poor old mother, and our life at home is quiet & delightful.
How comes it, sir, that a bad book produces such good fruits?”
- ‘Feathers for Arrows’ by Charles Spurgeon (ministry127.com)
1 Pet 1:23 (NLV): “You have been given a new birth. It was from a seed that cannot die. This new life is from the Word of God which lives forever.”
“So great is my veneration for the Bible that the earlier my children begin to read it the more confident will be my hopes that they will prove useful citizens to their country and respectable members of society.” - John Quincy Adams.