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THE BIBLICAL RECORDER, Issue 15662, 28 November 1914
THE BIBLICAL RECORDER
AN AUSTRALIAN MONTHLY, EDITED BY REV. P. B. FRASER, M.A. ((Author of ‘A Brief Statement of the Reformed Faith.’) Fifteenth thousand. Some appreciations of tho * Brief Statement ’ are aa follows : The late Earl Roberts, within the past few months, wrote, sending an autograph .portrait:—“ I have read it with great interest, and am glad to have the little book by me.” Admiral Mahan, U.S.A. (the great naval authority) wrote : —“ I have read it attentively and with interest. It is pleasant to recognise how entirely the people of Jesus Christ are at one in the great ■fundamentals of the faith.”
Similar letters of appreciation have been .received from Lord Piunket, former Governor of Now Zealand, from Sir Joshua .Williams, who said it was beautiftdly .lucid and one of , the most interesting things of the kind he had read, and from many other distinguished names, including tho following : Abraham Kuyper, D.D., Professor of Theology at the University of Amsterdam, " the greatest living theologian,” es-Primo Minister of Holland, says-—"lt seems to ina to be just what it ought to be—short, clear, complete.” Principal Alexander Whyte, D.D., Edinburgh, says:—"l have read it with admiration and benefit, and can subscribe to every word of tho Assembly’s approval.” ■Rev. Hr J, Wilbur Chapman says:—“To me it is a wonderful statement of truth. I liavo never seen anything better.” The Bishop of Durham (Dr Motile) says: “It is admirable in its blended restraint end decision in the statement of fundamental truth ... so distinct and profoundly orthodox” Professor James Orr. D.D. (Glasgow), says: —“ It is admirable in conception, arransemeut. and expression.” Professor James Denny, D.D., says; —' "l have read it with great interest, and appre- ; oiate highly the spirit in which you have faced and accomplished so difficult a task. I am not surprised at- its success. ... I am sure it will interest and profit everyone who rends it, and I sincerely hope it may taro a great success/' Profespor W. M. Clow, O.IX, says:—“I have it wifeh delight and real help to my faith. I am impressed with tho spiritual passion which breathes through it, and with the balance and reasonableness of the statement. It is not only high-eouled dogmatic; it is also apologetic.” Professor D. S. Cairns, D.D., says:—“l do not think I have seen any such interesting and public restatement of the Presbyterian position. Most such statements are very fiat, but this is well written. . . . The spirit is excellent.” Rev. Dr Whitelaw (Moderator of United Free Church) says: —‘‘I think it is an admirable summary of the substance of the faith, simply, clearly, and happily expressed.” Rev. Dr Fitchett i,‘ Southern Cross’) writes: —“It is really a triumph of literary skill. ... It. is a presentation of the creed which, by its clearness of definition, will help the student; but by its atmosphere of reverence, and the contagion of its adoring faith, will help the penitent, give comfort to the sickbed, and all godly purposes in men and women who stand in the hurry and strain of daily life.” ‘United Free Church Monthly’ says: “ One of the best summary statements of the Christian Faith that has ever come into our hands.” ... The ‘Presbyterian’ (Philadelphia);— An admirable formula of faith.” Tho, Churchman’ (South Africa): —“It puts in beautiful and appropriate language the Faith of the _ Church. . . . It is heartening and refreshing.” Rev. G. H. Morrison, M.A (Glasgow), sa ys ; —“ It is most admirable. ... It lias tho true air of sober and serious calm.” Rev. John TJrquhart:—“lt ir, a gem.” Rev. Dr' G. Campbell Morgan, London, says:—“l have read it with peculiar delight. Its clarity, tmd the beauty of its diction, arc most valuable. I hope I shall not shock you when I say that some of the statements 1 am hardly' in perfect agreement with, but that comes from the fact that I suppose I am not a Calvinist. This, however, does not, for a moment, militate against my admiration of the book, for I have long ago concluded that this old-time controversy will never be settled until we see all things in the ultimate Light, and I greatly value any statement of the particular views I now refer to, which are as reverently made as yours are, and with such delicate sympathy for those who may not share them.” Rev. A. H. Drysdalo, D.D., ex-Modcrator Presbyterian Church of England, author of ‘Christ Invisible Our Gain,’ etc., says:—“An exquisite statement of the Reformed Faith. You have laid us all under very deep obligation, and it is the highest credit to have produced a gem attracting such notice from the highest and most diverse, quarters. Your phrases are extremely happy and choice, and sure to retain their'hold. I thank you for your precious morsel.” Rev. Principal P. T. Forsyth, D.D., says: —“ I am not surprised at tho appreciation of tho booklet by the illustrious names recorded.” ‘THE BIBLICAL RECORDER,’ an Australasian monthly in the service of the Inspired Word, Evangelical Principles, and Missionary Enterprise. Edited by Rev. P. B. Fraser, M.A., is published at 4s 6d per annum, post free, by M. L. Hutchinson, and Geo. Robertson anti Co., 'Melbourne; by the New Zealand Bible (Tract Society, and Auckland S.S. L T nion.
THE BIBLICAL RECORDER, Issue 15662, 28 November 1914
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