Treasures...That Last Forever
I Peter 1:25
It has been estimated that almost one hundred thousand new books are produced each year in the United States of America, but when those published throughout the world are counted, the number exceeds eight billion. That is an incredible collection of volumes, but the comments of the late Dr. Harry Rimmer are worthy of consideration. He said,
In the library of the Louvre, there is, or there was, prior to World War II, an alcove containing miles of shelves, all crammed with books on various phases of science, which had become obsolete in two hundred years. That section was voted as a graveyard of ideas and theories. Students consulted the contents of those thousands of volumes largely to amuse themselves with a review of the history of human error. In the archives of the British Museum in London there is the world's largest collection of ancient literary sources, some of them priceless because of their value to the historian, and some of them consulted only by the humorist who delights in reviewing the tragicomical progress of human thought. And if the world continues in its present course for another century or two, and men proceed with their researches and inquiries, our textbooks so venerated by the present day students, will join those preceding works in the limbo of adolescence! Millions of words of pedantic nonsense are printed every year, all received by the current generation as practically infallible, and all destined to be repudiated by the discoveries of tomorrow. But whether the present order continues for a thousand or a million years into the future, there is one Book which will never change, which can never be obsolete, nor which the wisdom of men can surpass. And that Book is the Word of God. (The Golden Text for Today, vol. 1 [Wheaton, Ill.: Van Kampen Press, 1950], 163)
God's Message Endureth Forever . . . How Miraculous!
For his merciful kindness is great toward us: and the truth o ...
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