“The book presents Christian doctrine and Christian character, as both are drawn from the words of the Bible. It sums up the Biblical teachings concerning divine truth and human life, and presents the principles of the Christian religion both for the guidance of faith and intellect and for the formation of character…
“Throughout the work the aim has been to draw the teachings of the Bible directly from the sacred record itself.
“The work of God that we are to do is to believe in the Savior and confess Him before men. This is our high calling, and our great work is its fulfillment. It is vain to speak of doing the will of the Lord when we neither believe in Christ ourselves nor exert our powers to lead our fellow men to such faith, through which alone sinners can be saved.
“Those who read the Bible most, love it best. They find something new in it at every fresh perusal. They prefer it to all other books, and can say with David, ‘O how I love thy law! It is my meditation all the day.’” — James Alexander.
James Waddel Alexander (1804-1859) was a Presbyterian Minister and Theologian. He was the son of Rev. Archibald Alexander.
Book Contents Preface.