Bible Its Survival
The Bible: Its Survival Through the Ages
Forever, O Lord, Your word is settled in heaven.
In AD 303, Emperor Diocletian ordered Bibles everywhere rounded up and burned, and the Christian Scriptures destroyed. Instead, Diocletian perished; and within 25 years, the next emperor commissioned Eusebius to prepare 50 copies of the Bible at the expense of the government.
Centuries later, the French infidel Voltaire claimed that within 100 years, the Bible would be forgotten and Christianity would be swept from existence. But Voltaire died in 1778, and within 50 years the Geneva Bible Society was using his press and his house to print Bibles.
No other book has been so hated, vilified, attacked, abused, burned, banished, criticized, and despised. Yet it is history's best seller, read today and loved by billions. As H. L. Hastings put it: "Infidels for 1800 years have been refuting and overthrowing this book, and yet it stands today as solid as a rock. Its circulation increases, and it is more loved and cherished and read today than ever before."
That's our Bible!
If this book had not been the book of God, men would have destroyed it long ago. Emperors and popes, kings and priests, princes and rulers have all tried their hand at it; they died and the book still lives.
H. L. Hastings