The Silent Influence of the Bible by Joseph FewSmith [Journal Article]

“It is one of the most striking, and most valuable characteristics of the Bible, that it is the Book of mankind. It is both designed, and prepared, for all people, and for all classes of people. In it God addresses the whole human family: and as a parent speaking to his household seeks to adapt himself to the comprehension of each member of the circle, so is the word of God made to suit itself to the wants and the conditions of all…”

“Such is the Bible; wherever it goes silently, but powerfully exerting its happy influence — expanding the intellect, purifying the morals, elevating the character, solacing the woes, breaking the fetters of mankind; strengthening liberty with the support of law; throwing away the burdens of superstition and idolatry; allaying the fears of awakened conscience, and guiding perishing souls to everlasting salvation.” — Joseph FewSmith

Book Contents

  • The Silent Influence Of The Bible.
  • The Intellectual Influence
  • The Moral Influence of the Bible
  • The Religious Influence
  • “Without Note or Comment”
  • Examples From Real Life
  • A Man of Intelligence
  • An Aged Man
  • A Young Man
  • Luther
  • The Earl of Rochester
  • Mr. Robert Aitkin and Paine’s “Age of Reason”
  • Left At The Barn
  • A Roman Catholic Priest
  • Rev. Dr. Corrie, Bishop of Madras
  • What Sort of Book is This?
  • The Great Need
  • Conclusion

Publication Information

  • Lutheran Library edition first published: 2019-10-07
  • Updated: 2019-10-07 (v5)
  • Copyright: CC BY 4.0
Joseph FewSmith