‘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.
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.
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