Sometime before his death in 1809, Thomas Pains wrote, “In five years from now there will not be a Bible in America. I have gone through the Bible with an axe and cut down all its trees.” He was only one of many who have lifted up their axes to God’s Book. The infidel Voltaire set up a printing press to publish attacks on the Scriptures, but after his death, his presses were used for printing Bibles, and his home became a centre for the Geneva Bible Society. The puny little axe-men and their vaunted blades have disappeared, but the Bible stands unmoved.
“When the Lord Jesus stated that the Scripture cannot, He confirmed the absolute authority of Scripture. The Lord established that no matter how men may choose to argue and reason on any subject, the Word of God is final. What God has decreed and written in the Scriptures cannot be discarded, changed, superseded, or worn out.
“God has magnified His Word above all His name. It is eternally bound up with His own veracity and authority. The gospel message declared by the Word of God is the sure and certain way to heaven, as the Scriptures cannot be broken, neither can the Saviour’s redemption, for He fulfills the Scripture’s every type and precept. “For all the promises of God in Him are yea, and in Him Amen” [2 Corinth. 1:20]. The axes of atheists will wear out, but through all the tests of time the Bible will stand victorious.” [Rev. Ian Goligher – Eagles’ Wings]