‘Studies in the Scriptures’, The
New Creation (Watch Tower Bible & Tract Society; Brooklyn, 1904.)
‘Christian people are becoming more
and more awake to the fact that a great tidal wave of unbelief is sweeping over
Christendom; – not the blasphemous kind voiced by Thomas Paine and Robert
Ingersoll, but the cultured kind represented in the scholarship of our day,
which makes the danger all the more insidious.
Not only are the great Colleges
and Seminaries undermining the faith of the better educated, but the Common
School books, and especially those used in the High Schools, are similarly
inculcating a distrust in the Bible, a contradiction of its teachings.
For a college graduate of to-day to declare his faith in the
inspiration of the Scriptures would bring upon him the scorn of his companions –
a scorn which few would court, or could endure.
At very best, a few will be found to claim that they believe that
Jesus and his Apostles were sincere, though they blundered in quoting from the
Old Testament as inspired.’