SlideShare a Scribd company logo
1 of 5
Download to read offline
The Fundamentals
CHAPTER VII.
A PERSONAL TESTIMONY.
BY HOWARD A. KELLY, M. D.
(To those who have believed that faith in the Bible and the God of the Bible does not
harmonize with the modern scientific spirit the following testimony from a distinguished
physi-cian and surgeon should be of great value.
The Editor of Appleton's Magazine says of Dr. Kelly :
"Dr. Howard Kelly, of Baltimore, holds a position almost unique in his profession. With
academic, professional, and honorary degrees from the Universities of Pennsylvania,
Washington and Lee, Aberdeen, and Edinburgh, his rank as a scholar is clearly recognized.
For some twenty years Professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Johns Hopkins Univer^
sity, his place as a worker and teacher in the applied science of his profession has been
beyond question the highest in America and Europe. At least a dozen learned societies in
England,
Scotland, Ireland, Italy, Germany, Austria, France and the United States have welcomed him
to membership as a master in his specialty in surgery. Finally, his published works have
caused him to be reckoned the most eminent of all authorities in his own field.")
I have, within the past twenty years of my life, come out of uncertainty and doubt into a
faith which is an absolute dominating conviction of the truth and about which I have
not a shadow of doubt. I have been intimately associated with eminent scientific workers;
have heard them discuss the profoundest questions; have myself engaged in scientific work,
and so know the value of such opinions. I was once profoundly disturbed in the traditional
faith in which I have beenbrought up — that of a Protestant Episcopalian — by inroads
which were made upon the book of Genesis by the higher critics. I could not then gainsay
them, not knowing Hebrew
123
124 A Personal Testimony.
nor archaeology well, and to me, as to many, to pull out one great prop was to make the
whole foundation uncertain.
So I floundered on for some years trying, as some of my higher critical friends are trying
today, to continue to use the Bible as the Word of God and at the same time holding it
of composite authorship, a curious and disastrous piece of mental gymnastics — a bridge
over the chasm separating an older Bible-loving generation from a newer Bible-emanci-
pated race. I saw in the book a great light and glow of heat, yet shivered out in the cold.
One day it occurred to me to see what the book had to say about itself. As a short, but
perhaps not the best method, I took a concordance and looked out "Word," when I found
that the Bible claimed from one end to the other to be the authoritative Word ct God to
man. I then tried the natural plan of taking it as my text-book of religion, as I would use a
text- book in any science, testing it by submitting to its conditions.
I found that Christ Himself invites men (John 7:17) to do this.
I now believe the Bible to be the inspired Word of God,
inspired in a sense utterly different from that of any merely human book.
I believe Jesus Christ to be the Son of God, without human father, conceived by the Holy
Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary. That all men without exception are by nature sinners,
alienated from God, and when thus utterly lost in sin the Son of God Himself came down to
earth, and by shedding His blood upon the cross paid the infinite penalty of the guilt of
the whole world. I believe he who thus receives Jesus Christ as his Saviour is born again
spiritually as definitely as in his first birth, and, so born spiritually, has new privileges, appe-
tites and affections ; that he is one body with Christ the Head and will live with Him forever. I
believe no man can save himself by good works, or what is commonly known as a
The Fundamentals. 125
"moral life," such works being but the necessary fruits and evidence of the faith within.
Satan I believe to be the cause of man's fall and sin, and his rebellion against God as rightful
governor. Satan is the Prince of all the kingdoms of this world, yet will in the end be
cast into the pit and made harmless. Christ will come again in glory to earth to reign even as
He went away from the earth, and I look for His return day by day.
I believe the Bible to be God's Word, because, as I use it day by day as spiritual food, I
discover in my own life as well as in the lives of those who likewise use it a transformation
correcting evil tendencies, purifying affections, giving pure desires, and teaching that
concerning the righteousness of God which those who do not so use it can know nothing of.
It is as really food for the spirit as bread is for the body.
Perhaps one of my strongest reasons for believing the Bible is that it reveals to me, as no
other book in the world could do, that which appeals to me as a physician, a diagnosis
of my spiritual condition. It shows me clearly what I am by nature — one lost in sin and
alienated from the life that is in God. I find in it a consistent and wonderful revelation, from
Genesis to Revelation, of the character of God, a God far removed from any of my natural
imaginings.
It also reveals a tenderness and nearness of God in Christ which satisfies the heart's
longings, and shows me that the infinite God, Creator of the world, took our very nature
upon Him that He might in infinite love be one with His people to redeem them. I believe in
it because it reveals a religion adapted to all classes and races, and it is intellectual suicide
knowing it not to believe it.
What it means to me is as intimate and difficult a question to answer as to be required to
give reasons for love of father and mother, wife and children. But this reasonable faith gives
me a different relation to family and friends ; greater tender-
126 . 1 Personal .".-.
ness to these and deeper interest in all men. It takes away the :ear of death and creates a
bond with those gone before.
It shows DM God as a Father who perfectly understands, who can give control of appetites
and affections, and rouse one to light with self instead of being self-contented.
And if faith so reveals God to me 1 go without question.
wherever He may lead me. 1 can put His assertions and commands above every seeming
probability in life, dismissing cherished com .nd looking upon the wisdom and ratio-
. •. as folly if opposed to Him. I place no limits
to faith when once vested in God. the sum of all wisdom and knowledge, and can trust Him
though I should have to stand alone before the world in declaring Him to be true.
Howard Atwood Kelly
was an American male gynecologist, one of the "Big Four" founding professors at
the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland.[2]
He is credited with establishing
gynecology as a true specialty, by developing new surgical approaches to women only
diseases and through pathological research
=====================
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Howard_Atwood_Kelly

More Related Content

What's hot

Philippians chapter 1
Philippians chapter 1Philippians chapter 1
Philippians chapter 1
ppbc-hfc
 
B I B S T U D Lesson 12 Moses And The Decalogue
B I B S T U D  Lesson 12  Moses And The  DecalogueB I B S T U D  Lesson 12  Moses And The  Decalogue
B I B S T U D Lesson 12 Moses And The Decalogue
Dennis Maturan
 
The Fruits And Gifts Of The Holy Spirit
The Fruits And Gifts Of The Holy SpiritThe Fruits And Gifts Of The Holy Spirit
The Fruits And Gifts Of The Holy Spirit
beng
 

What's hot (20)

Relationship with God, Self and Others
Relationship with God, Self and OthersRelationship with God, Self and Others
Relationship with God, Self and Others
 
Our Greatest Need
Our Greatest NeedOur Greatest Need
Our Greatest Need
 
The Wonderful Name of Jesus
The Wonderful Name of JesusThe Wonderful Name of Jesus
The Wonderful Name of Jesus
 
Mary mother of God
Mary mother of GodMary mother of God
Mary mother of God
 
Philippians chapter 1
Philippians chapter 1Philippians chapter 1
Philippians chapter 1
 
Revelation 2:1-7 Ephesus-Learning to Love Again (Lewis Winkler)
Revelation 2:1-7 Ephesus-Learning to Love Again (Lewis Winkler)Revelation 2:1-7 Ephesus-Learning to Love Again (Lewis Winkler)
Revelation 2:1-7 Ephesus-Learning to Love Again (Lewis Winkler)
 
how-to-find-your-wealthy-place-thompson-pdf
how-to-find-your-wealthy-place-thompson-pdfhow-to-find-your-wealthy-place-thompson-pdf
how-to-find-your-wealthy-place-thompson-pdf
 
El shaddai
El shaddaiEl shaddai
El shaddai
 
SDA Fundamental Belief #8 : The Great Controversy
SDA Fundamental Belief #8 : The Great ControversySDA Fundamental Belief #8 : The Great Controversy
SDA Fundamental Belief #8 : The Great Controversy
 
B I B S T U D Lesson 12 Moses And The Decalogue
B I B S T U D  Lesson 12  Moses And The  DecalogueB I B S T U D  Lesson 12  Moses And The  Decalogue
B I B S T U D Lesson 12 Moses And The Decalogue
 
12 last things
12 last things12 last things
12 last things
 
The Lord’S Prayer
The Lord’S PrayerThe Lord’S Prayer
The Lord’S Prayer
 
Lords Prayer
Lords PrayerLords Prayer
Lords Prayer
 
233546809 expect-the-extraordinary-jerry-savelle
233546809 expect-the-extraordinary-jerry-savelle233546809 expect-the-extraordinary-jerry-savelle
233546809 expect-the-extraordinary-jerry-savelle
 
Winning the War in your Mind
Winning the War in your MindWinning the War in your Mind
Winning the War in your Mind
 
Be Anxious for Nothing - Philippians 4:4-13
Be Anxious for Nothing - Philippians 4:4-13Be Anxious for Nothing - Philippians 4:4-13
Be Anxious for Nothing - Philippians 4:4-13
 
Identity
IdentityIdentity
Identity
 
2. god attributes holiness
2. god attributes holiness2. god attributes holiness
2. god attributes holiness
 
Rosary
RosaryRosary
Rosary
 
The Fruits And Gifts Of The Holy Spirit
The Fruits And Gifts Of The Holy SpiritThe Fruits And Gifts Of The Holy Spirit
The Fruits And Gifts Of The Holy Spirit
 

Viewers also liked

Ig 150224083900-conversion-gate02
Ig 150224083900-conversion-gate02Ig 150224083900-conversion-gate02
Ig 150224083900-conversion-gate02
Dmitriy Shvets
 
Elektrownie wiatrowe - przyjazność dla środowiska -część 1/2
Elektrownie wiatrowe - przyjazność dla środowiska -część 1/2Elektrownie wiatrowe - przyjazność dla środowiska -część 1/2
Elektrownie wiatrowe - przyjazność dla środowiska -część 1/2
Nowa Stepnica
 
ق.كرم لمعي -عمانوئيل الله معنا - منبر الكنيسه الانجيليه بالابراهيميه ا ش1...
  ق.كرم لمعي -عمانوئيل  الله معنا - منبر الكنيسه الانجيليه بالابراهيميه  ا ش1...  ق.كرم لمعي -عمانوئيل  الله معنا - منبر الكنيسه الانجيليه بالابراهيميه  ا ش1...
ق.كرم لمعي -عمانوئيل الله معنا - منبر الكنيسه الانجيليه بالابراهيميه ا ش1...
Ibrahimia Church Ftriends
 

Viewers also liked (20)

تاريخ اسرائيل الأب متى المسكين - الجزء الاول - بداية شعب - الخروج
تاريخ اسرائيل   الأب متى المسكين - الجزء الاول - بداية شعب - الخروجتاريخ اسرائيل   الأب متى المسكين - الجزء الاول - بداية شعب - الخروج
تاريخ اسرائيل الأب متى المسكين - الجزء الاول - بداية شعب - الخروج
 
Ig 150224083900-conversion-gate02
Ig 150224083900-conversion-gate02Ig 150224083900-conversion-gate02
Ig 150224083900-conversion-gate02
 
M.E Computer Science Cloud Computing Projects
M.E Computer Science Cloud Computing ProjectsM.E Computer Science Cloud Computing Projects
M.E Computer Science Cloud Computing Projects
 
Ноябрь 2014. Обзор бытовых браслетов для непрерывного снятия биосигналов
Ноябрь 2014. Обзор бытовых браслетов для непрерывного снятия биосигналовНоябрь 2014. Обзор бытовых браслетов для непрерывного снятия биосигналов
Ноябрь 2014. Обзор бытовых браслетов для непрерывного снятия биосигналов
 
Tim Martell: Digital Dealer of the Union: How to Recover From the Decline of ...
Tim Martell: Digital Dealer of the Union: How to Recover From the Decline of ...Tim Martell: Digital Dealer of the Union: How to Recover From the Decline of ...
Tim Martell: Digital Dealer of the Union: How to Recover From the Decline of ...
 
Chris Walsh: Creating A Culture of Customer Relations
Chris Walsh: Creating A Culture of Customer RelationsChris Walsh: Creating A Culture of Customer Relations
Chris Walsh: Creating A Culture of Customer Relations
 
Majalah Kabupaten Report
Majalah Kabupaten ReportMajalah Kabupaten Report
Majalah Kabupaten Report
 
Blogs
BlogsBlogs
Blogs
 
конвенция о правах ребёнка 1
конвенция о правах ребёнка 1конвенция о правах ребёнка 1
конвенция о правах ребёнка 1
 
Fts sunum
Fts sunumFts sunum
Fts sunum
 
M.Phil Computer Science Cloud Computing Projects
M.Phil Computer Science Cloud Computing ProjectsM.Phil Computer Science Cloud Computing Projects
M.Phil Computer Science Cloud Computing Projects
 
Final electrochemistry
Final electrochemistryFinal electrochemistry
Final electrochemistry
 
Elektrownie wiatrowe - przyjazność dla środowiska -część 1/2
Elektrownie wiatrowe - przyjazność dla środowiska -część 1/2Elektrownie wiatrowe - przyjazność dla środowiska -część 1/2
Elektrownie wiatrowe - przyjazność dla środowiska -część 1/2
 
Amazing Fashion
Amazing FashionAmazing Fashion
Amazing Fashion
 
ق.كرم لمعي -عمانوئيل الله معنا - منبر الكنيسه الانجيليه بالابراهيميه ا ش1...
  ق.كرم لمعي -عمانوئيل  الله معنا - منبر الكنيسه الانجيليه بالابراهيميه  ا ش1...  ق.كرم لمعي -عمانوئيل  الله معنا - منبر الكنيسه الانجيليه بالابراهيميه  ا ش1...
ق.كرم لمعي -عمانوئيل الله معنا - منبر الكنيسه الانجيليه بالابراهيميه ا ش1...
 
Eines 2.0 per a tasques de tècnics
Eines 2.0 per a tasques de tècnicsEines 2.0 per a tasques de tècnics
Eines 2.0 per a tasques de tècnics
 
Svb Time
Svb TimeSvb Time
Svb Time
 
Executive-Classic Resume vs. Standard Resume
Executive-Classic Resume vs. Standard ResumeExecutive-Classic Resume vs. Standard Resume
Executive-Classic Resume vs. Standard Resume
 
写作教学19
写作教学19写作教学19
写作教学19
 
Infographics
InfographicsInfographics
Infographics
 

Similar to Chapter vii a personal testimony - fundamentaas

Gnostic Salvation
Gnostic SalvationGnostic Salvation
Gnostic Salvation
Rachel Baer
 
Major Doctrines Of Christianity
Major Doctrines Of ChristianityMajor Doctrines Of Christianity
Major Doctrines Of Christianity
tnvyen
 
Paul Washer - One True God
Paul Washer - One True GodPaul Washer - One True God
Paul Washer - One True God
guest8323e61
 
Spiritual disicpleship 3
Spiritual disicpleship 3Spiritual disicpleship 3
Spiritual disicpleship 3
Renee Garber
 
PhilipGuilletFinalPaper121410
PhilipGuilletFinalPaper121410PhilipGuilletFinalPaper121410
PhilipGuilletFinalPaper121410
Philip Guillet
 
John bigelow-THE-BIBLE-THAT-WAS-LOST-AND-IS-FOUND-New-York-1912
John bigelow-THE-BIBLE-THAT-WAS-LOST-AND-IS-FOUND-New-York-1912John bigelow-THE-BIBLE-THAT-WAS-LOST-AND-IS-FOUND-New-York-1912
John bigelow-THE-BIBLE-THAT-WAS-LOST-AND-IS-FOUND-New-York-1912
Francis Batt
 

Similar to Chapter vii a personal testimony - fundamentaas (20)

Stripped Down Religion
Stripped Down ReligionStripped Down Religion
Stripped Down Religion
 
TheNew95Theses.doc
TheNew95Theses.docTheNew95Theses.doc
TheNew95Theses.doc
 
Restoration walk int he light vol1
Restoration walk int he light vol1Restoration walk int he light vol1
Restoration walk int he light vol1
 
About The GOD
About The GODAbout The GOD
About The GOD
 
Eternity-invading-time Renny Mc Lean
Eternity-invading-time  Renny Mc LeanEternity-invading-time  Renny Mc Lean
Eternity-invading-time Renny Mc Lean
 
Gnostic Salvation
Gnostic SalvationGnostic Salvation
Gnostic Salvation
 
Major Doctrines Of Christianity
Major Doctrines Of ChristianityMajor Doctrines Of Christianity
Major Doctrines Of Christianity
 
A Matter of Plain Reason: Why Christians Must Believe in Joseph Smith
A Matter of Plain Reason: Why Christians Must Believe in Joseph SmithA Matter of Plain Reason: Why Christians Must Believe in Joseph Smith
A Matter of Plain Reason: Why Christians Must Believe in Joseph Smith
 
Practical Religion Chap 5a Bible Reading
Practical Religion Chap 5a Bible ReadingPractical Religion Chap 5a Bible Reading
Practical Religion Chap 5a Bible Reading
 
Breaking the curse of poverty
Breaking the curse of povertyBreaking the curse of poverty
Breaking the curse of poverty
 
Paul Washer - One True God
Paul Washer - One True GodPaul Washer - One True God
Paul Washer - One True God
 
Stott Interview
Stott InterviewStott Interview
Stott Interview
 
The primary marks of christianity
The primary marks of christianityThe primary marks of christianity
The primary marks of christianity
 
Spiritual disicpleship 3
Spiritual disicpleship 3Spiritual disicpleship 3
Spiritual disicpleship 3
 
Spiritual disicpleship 3
Spiritual disicpleship 3Spiritual disicpleship 3
Spiritual disicpleship 3
 
Jesus was love dwelling in our hearts
Jesus was love dwelling in our heartsJesus was love dwelling in our hearts
Jesus was love dwelling in our hearts
 
The two revelations
The two revelationsThe two revelations
The two revelations
 
From the pastor
From the pastorFrom the pastor
From the pastor
 
PhilipGuilletFinalPaper121410
PhilipGuilletFinalPaper121410PhilipGuilletFinalPaper121410
PhilipGuilletFinalPaper121410
 
John bigelow-THE-BIBLE-THAT-WAS-LOST-AND-IS-FOUND-New-York-1912
John bigelow-THE-BIBLE-THAT-WAS-LOST-AND-IS-FOUND-New-York-1912John bigelow-THE-BIBLE-THAT-WAS-LOST-AND-IS-FOUND-New-York-1912
John bigelow-THE-BIBLE-THAT-WAS-LOST-AND-IS-FOUND-New-York-1912
 

More from Ibrahimia Church Ftriends

الفكر الليبرالى الدكتور القس فاروق الديرى - - الانتشار و التطور
الفكر الليبرالى   الدكتور القس فاروق الديرى - - الانتشار و التطورالفكر الليبرالى   الدكتور القس فاروق الديرى - - الانتشار و التطور
الفكر الليبرالى الدكتور القس فاروق الديرى - - الانتشار و التطور
Ibrahimia Church Ftriends
 

More from Ibrahimia Church Ftriends (20)

Stones and bones - carl wieland
Stones and bones  - carl wielandStones and bones  - carl wieland
Stones and bones - carl wieland
 
اقرار الايمان الانجيلى نؤمن فى الله ماده 1
اقرار الايمان الانجيلى   نؤمن فى الله ماده 1اقرار الايمان الانجيلى   نؤمن فى الله ماده 1
اقرار الايمان الانجيلى نؤمن فى الله ماده 1
 
خطية الانسان مادة 8 - اقرار الايمان الانجيلى
خطية الانسان   مادة 8 - اقرار الايمان الانجيلىخطية الانسان   مادة 8 - اقرار الايمان الانجيلى
خطية الانسان مادة 8 - اقرار الايمان الانجيلى
 
The virgin birth of christ chapter 1 the fundamentals
The virgin birth of christ chapter 1   the  fundamentalsThe virgin birth of christ chapter 1   the  fundamentals
The virgin birth of christ chapter 1 the fundamentals
 
الفكر الليبرالى الدكتور القس فاروق الديرى - - الانتشار و التطور
الفكر الليبرالى   الدكتور القس فاروق الديرى - - الانتشار و التطورالفكر الليبرالى   الدكتور القس فاروق الديرى - - الانتشار و التطور
الفكر الليبرالى الدكتور القس فاروق الديرى - - الانتشار و التطور
 
الخلقة الجديدة للإنسان الختان و الخليقه الجديده - الاب متى المسكين
الخلقة الجديدة للإنسان  الختان و الخليقه الجديده - الاب متى المسكينالخلقة الجديدة للإنسان  الختان و الخليقه الجديده - الاب متى المسكين
الخلقة الجديدة للإنسان الختان و الخليقه الجديده - الاب متى المسكين
 
الحلفه الاولى الملائكه اللاهوت النظامى
الحلفه الاولى  الملائكه   اللاهوت النظامىالحلفه الاولى  الملائكه   اللاهوت النظامى
الحلفه الاولى الملائكه اللاهوت النظامى
 
المعجزه Miracles
المعجزه Miraclesالمعجزه Miracles
المعجزه Miracles
 
اللاهوت النظامى اصل الانسان
اللاهوت النظامى   اصل الانساناللاهوت النظامى   اصل الانسان
اللاهوت النظامى اصل الانسان
 
د القس اشرف عزمى المسيح في سفر إشعياء
د القس اشرف عزمى    المسيح في سفر إشعياءد القس اشرف عزمى    المسيح في سفر إشعياء
د القس اشرف عزمى المسيح في سفر إشعياء
 
الكفارة د القس فاروق الديرى
الكفارة   د القس فاروق الديرىالكفارة   د القس فاروق الديرى
الكفارة د القس فاروق الديرى
 
الوحى و عصمة الكتاب المقدس مفاهيم خاطئه د ق. اشرف عزمى
الوحى و عصمة الكتاب المقدس   مفاهيم خاطئه د ق. اشرف عزمىالوحى و عصمة الكتاب المقدس   مفاهيم خاطئه د ق. اشرف عزمى
الوحى و عصمة الكتاب المقدس مفاهيم خاطئه د ق. اشرف عزمى
 
بدايات الحلقه الخامسه - خطأنظريات الخلق--
بدايات   الحلقه الخامسه - خطأنظريات الخلق--بدايات   الحلقه الخامسه - خطأنظريات الخلق--
بدايات الحلقه الخامسه - خطأنظريات الخلق--
 
اقرار الايمان الانجيلى نؤمن فى الله ماده 1
اقرار الايمان الانجيلى   نؤمن فى الله ماده 1اقرار الايمان الانجيلى   نؤمن فى الله ماده 1
اقرار الايمان الانجيلى نؤمن فى الله ماده 1
 
الكنيسة والعبادة دستور الكنيسه الانجيليه بمصر
الكنيسة والعبادة    دستور الكنيسه الانجيليه بمصرالكنيسة والعبادة    دستور الكنيسه الانجيليه بمصر
الكنيسة والعبادة دستور الكنيسه الانجيليه بمصر
 
صرخ الاعمى ابن طيما نظم المزامير 449
صرخ الاعمى ابن طيما  نظم المزامير  449صرخ الاعمى ابن طيما  نظم المزامير  449
صرخ الاعمى ابن طيما نظم المزامير 449
 
الجنس الاخر لسيمون دوبوفوار
الجنس الاخر لسيمون دوبوفوارالجنس الاخر لسيمون دوبوفوار
الجنس الاخر لسيمون دوبوفوار
 
من انت .... ؟ الاخ جبران وديع
من انت ....  ؟ الاخ جبران وديعمن انت ....  ؟ الاخ جبران وديع
من انت .... ؟ الاخ جبران وديع
 
أعماق الفكر ألاهوتي عند بولس بولس وأهل غلاطية
أعماق الفكر ألاهوتي عند بولس  بولس وأهل غلاطيةأعماق الفكر ألاهوتي عند بولس  بولس وأهل غلاطية
أعماق الفكر ألاهوتي عند بولس بولس وأهل غلاطية
 
01 2015 24 nov. دروس من حياة يوسف (1). ق. شكري شاكر
01  2015 24 nov. دروس من حياة يوسف (1). ق. شكري شاكر 01  2015 24 nov. دروس من حياة يوسف (1). ق. شكري شاكر
01 2015 24 nov. دروس من حياة يوسف (1). ق. شكري شاكر
 

Recently uploaded

Spellings Wk 4 and Wk 5 for Grade 4 at CAPS
Spellings Wk 4 and Wk 5 for Grade 4 at CAPSSpellings Wk 4 and Wk 5 for Grade 4 at CAPS
Spellings Wk 4 and Wk 5 for Grade 4 at CAPS
AnaAcapella
 
MuleSoft Integration with AWS Textract | Calling AWS Textract API |AWS - Clou...
MuleSoft Integration with AWS Textract | Calling AWS Textract API |AWS - Clou...MuleSoft Integration with AWS Textract | Calling AWS Textract API |AWS - Clou...
MuleSoft Integration with AWS Textract | Calling AWS Textract API |AWS - Clou...
MysoreMuleSoftMeetup
 
SURVEY I created for uni project research
SURVEY I created for uni project researchSURVEY I created for uni project research
SURVEY I created for uni project research
CaitlinCummins3
 
Contoh Aksi Nyata Refleksi Diri ( NUR ).pdf
Contoh Aksi Nyata Refleksi Diri ( NUR ).pdfContoh Aksi Nyata Refleksi Diri ( NUR ).pdf
Contoh Aksi Nyata Refleksi Diri ( NUR ).pdf
cupulin
 
會考英聽會考英聽會考英聽會考英聽會考英聽會考英聽會考英聽會考英聽會考英聽會考英聽
會考英聽會考英聽會考英聽會考英聽會考英聽會考英聽會考英聽會考英聽會考英聽會考英聽會考英聽會考英聽會考英聽會考英聽會考英聽會考英聽會考英聽會考英聽會考英聽會考英聽
會考英聽會考英聽會考英聽會考英聽會考英聽會考英聽會考英聽會考英聽會考英聽會考英聽
中 央社
 

Recently uploaded (20)

diagnosting testing bsc 2nd sem.pptx....
diagnosting testing bsc 2nd sem.pptx....diagnosting testing bsc 2nd sem.pptx....
diagnosting testing bsc 2nd sem.pptx....
 
Spellings Wk 4 and Wk 5 for Grade 4 at CAPS
Spellings Wk 4 and Wk 5 for Grade 4 at CAPSSpellings Wk 4 and Wk 5 for Grade 4 at CAPS
Spellings Wk 4 and Wk 5 for Grade 4 at CAPS
 
Rich Dad Poor Dad ( PDFDrive.com )--.pdf
Rich Dad Poor Dad ( PDFDrive.com )--.pdfRich Dad Poor Dad ( PDFDrive.com )--.pdf
Rich Dad Poor Dad ( PDFDrive.com )--.pdf
 
ESSENTIAL of (CS/IT/IS) class 07 (Networks)
ESSENTIAL of (CS/IT/IS) class 07 (Networks)ESSENTIAL of (CS/IT/IS) class 07 (Networks)
ESSENTIAL of (CS/IT/IS) class 07 (Networks)
 
MuleSoft Integration with AWS Textract | Calling AWS Textract API |AWS - Clou...
MuleSoft Integration with AWS Textract | Calling AWS Textract API |AWS - Clou...MuleSoft Integration with AWS Textract | Calling AWS Textract API |AWS - Clou...
MuleSoft Integration with AWS Textract | Calling AWS Textract API |AWS - Clou...
 
24 ĐỀ THAM KHẢO KÌ THI TUYỂN SINH VÀO LỚP 10 MÔN TIẾNG ANH SỞ GIÁO DỤC HẢI DƯ...
24 ĐỀ THAM KHẢO KÌ THI TUYỂN SINH VÀO LỚP 10 MÔN TIẾNG ANH SỞ GIÁO DỤC HẢI DƯ...24 ĐỀ THAM KHẢO KÌ THI TUYỂN SINH VÀO LỚP 10 MÔN TIẾNG ANH SỞ GIÁO DỤC HẢI DƯ...
24 ĐỀ THAM KHẢO KÌ THI TUYỂN SINH VÀO LỚP 10 MÔN TIẾNG ANH SỞ GIÁO DỤC HẢI DƯ...
 
SURVEY I created for uni project research
SURVEY I created for uni project researchSURVEY I created for uni project research
SURVEY I created for uni project research
 
Major project report on Tata Motors and its marketing strategies
Major project report on Tata Motors and its marketing strategiesMajor project report on Tata Motors and its marketing strategies
Major project report on Tata Motors and its marketing strategies
 
The Story of Village Palampur Class 9 Free Study Material PDF
The Story of Village Palampur Class 9 Free Study Material PDFThe Story of Village Palampur Class 9 Free Study Material PDF
The Story of Village Palampur Class 9 Free Study Material PDF
 
Contoh Aksi Nyata Refleksi Diri ( NUR ).pdf
Contoh Aksi Nyata Refleksi Diri ( NUR ).pdfContoh Aksi Nyata Refleksi Diri ( NUR ).pdf
Contoh Aksi Nyata Refleksi Diri ( NUR ).pdf
 
COMMUNICATING NEGATIVE NEWS - APPROACHES .pptx
COMMUNICATING NEGATIVE NEWS - APPROACHES .pptxCOMMUNICATING NEGATIVE NEWS - APPROACHES .pptx
COMMUNICATING NEGATIVE NEWS - APPROACHES .pptx
 
Spring gala 2024 photo slideshow - Celebrating School-Community Partnerships
Spring gala 2024 photo slideshow - Celebrating School-Community PartnershipsSpring gala 2024 photo slideshow - Celebrating School-Community Partnerships
Spring gala 2024 photo slideshow - Celebrating School-Community Partnerships
 
會考英聽會考英聽會考英聽會考英聽會考英聽會考英聽會考英聽會考英聽會考英聽會考英聽
會考英聽會考英聽會考英聽會考英聽會考英聽會考英聽會考英聽會考英聽會考英聽會考英聽會考英聽會考英聽會考英聽會考英聽會考英聽會考英聽會考英聽會考英聽會考英聽會考英聽
會考英聽會考英聽會考英聽會考英聽會考英聽會考英聽會考英聽會考英聽會考英聽會考英聽
 
VAMOS CUIDAR DO NOSSO PLANETA! .
VAMOS CUIDAR DO NOSSO PLANETA!                    .VAMOS CUIDAR DO NOSSO PLANETA!                    .
VAMOS CUIDAR DO NOSSO PLANETA! .
 
The Liver & Gallbladder (Anatomy & Physiology).pptx
The Liver &  Gallbladder (Anatomy & Physiology).pptxThe Liver &  Gallbladder (Anatomy & Physiology).pptx
The Liver & Gallbladder (Anatomy & Physiology).pptx
 
FICTIONAL SALESMAN/SALESMAN SNSW 2024.pdf
FICTIONAL SALESMAN/SALESMAN SNSW 2024.pdfFICTIONAL SALESMAN/SALESMAN SNSW 2024.pdf
FICTIONAL SALESMAN/SALESMAN SNSW 2024.pdf
 
Mattingly "AI and Prompt Design: LLMs with NER"
Mattingly "AI and Prompt Design: LLMs with NER"Mattingly "AI and Prompt Design: LLMs with NER"
Mattingly "AI and Prompt Design: LLMs with NER"
 
Supporting Newcomer Multilingual Learners
Supporting Newcomer  Multilingual LearnersSupporting Newcomer  Multilingual Learners
Supporting Newcomer Multilingual Learners
 
Trauma-Informed Leadership - Five Practical Principles
Trauma-Informed Leadership - Five Practical PrinciplesTrauma-Informed Leadership - Five Practical Principles
Trauma-Informed Leadership - Five Practical Principles
 
Improved Approval Flow in Odoo 17 Studio App
Improved Approval Flow in Odoo 17 Studio AppImproved Approval Flow in Odoo 17 Studio App
Improved Approval Flow in Odoo 17 Studio App
 

Chapter vii a personal testimony - fundamentaas

  • 1. The Fundamentals CHAPTER VII. A PERSONAL TESTIMONY. BY HOWARD A. KELLY, M. D. (To those who have believed that faith in the Bible and the God of the Bible does not harmonize with the modern scientific spirit the following testimony from a distinguished physi-cian and surgeon should be of great value. The Editor of Appleton's Magazine says of Dr. Kelly : "Dr. Howard Kelly, of Baltimore, holds a position almost unique in his profession. With academic, professional, and honorary degrees from the Universities of Pennsylvania, Washington and Lee, Aberdeen, and Edinburgh, his rank as a scholar is clearly recognized. For some twenty years Professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Johns Hopkins Univer^ sity, his place as a worker and teacher in the applied science of his profession has been beyond question the highest in America and Europe. At least a dozen learned societies in England, Scotland, Ireland, Italy, Germany, Austria, France and the United States have welcomed him to membership as a master in his specialty in surgery. Finally, his published works have caused him to be reckoned the most eminent of all authorities in his own field.") I have, within the past twenty years of my life, come out of uncertainty and doubt into a faith which is an absolute dominating conviction of the truth and about which I have not a shadow of doubt. I have been intimately associated with eminent scientific workers; have heard them discuss the profoundest questions; have myself engaged in scientific work, and so know the value of such opinions. I was once profoundly disturbed in the traditional faith in which I have beenbrought up — that of a Protestant Episcopalian — by inroads
  • 2. which were made upon the book of Genesis by the higher critics. I could not then gainsay them, not knowing Hebrew 123 124 A Personal Testimony. nor archaeology well, and to me, as to many, to pull out one great prop was to make the whole foundation uncertain. So I floundered on for some years trying, as some of my higher critical friends are trying today, to continue to use the Bible as the Word of God and at the same time holding it of composite authorship, a curious and disastrous piece of mental gymnastics — a bridge over the chasm separating an older Bible-loving generation from a newer Bible-emanci- pated race. I saw in the book a great light and glow of heat, yet shivered out in the cold. One day it occurred to me to see what the book had to say about itself. As a short, but perhaps not the best method, I took a concordance and looked out "Word," when I found that the Bible claimed from one end to the other to be the authoritative Word ct God to man. I then tried the natural plan of taking it as my text-book of religion, as I would use a text- book in any science, testing it by submitting to its conditions. I found that Christ Himself invites men (John 7:17) to do this. I now believe the Bible to be the inspired Word of God, inspired in a sense utterly different from that of any merely human book. I believe Jesus Christ to be the Son of God, without human father, conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary. That all men without exception are by nature sinners, alienated from God, and when thus utterly lost in sin the Son of God Himself came down to earth, and by shedding His blood upon the cross paid the infinite penalty of the guilt of the whole world. I believe he who thus receives Jesus Christ as his Saviour is born again spiritually as definitely as in his first birth, and, so born spiritually, has new privileges, appe- tites and affections ; that he is one body with Christ the Head and will live with Him forever. I believe no man can save himself by good works, or what is commonly known as a
  • 3. The Fundamentals. 125 "moral life," such works being but the necessary fruits and evidence of the faith within. Satan I believe to be the cause of man's fall and sin, and his rebellion against God as rightful governor. Satan is the Prince of all the kingdoms of this world, yet will in the end be cast into the pit and made harmless. Christ will come again in glory to earth to reign even as He went away from the earth, and I look for His return day by day. I believe the Bible to be God's Word, because, as I use it day by day as spiritual food, I discover in my own life as well as in the lives of those who likewise use it a transformation correcting evil tendencies, purifying affections, giving pure desires, and teaching that concerning the righteousness of God which those who do not so use it can know nothing of. It is as really food for the spirit as bread is for the body. Perhaps one of my strongest reasons for believing the Bible is that it reveals to me, as no other book in the world could do, that which appeals to me as a physician, a diagnosis of my spiritual condition. It shows me clearly what I am by nature — one lost in sin and alienated from the life that is in God. I find in it a consistent and wonderful revelation, from Genesis to Revelation, of the character of God, a God far removed from any of my natural imaginings. It also reveals a tenderness and nearness of God in Christ which satisfies the heart's longings, and shows me that the infinite God, Creator of the world, took our very nature upon Him that He might in infinite love be one with His people to redeem them. I believe in it because it reveals a religion adapted to all classes and races, and it is intellectual suicide knowing it not to believe it. What it means to me is as intimate and difficult a question to answer as to be required to give reasons for love of father and mother, wife and children. But this reasonable faith gives me a different relation to family and friends ; greater tender- 126 . 1 Personal .".-. ness to these and deeper interest in all men. It takes away the :ear of death and creates a bond with those gone before.
  • 4. It shows DM God as a Father who perfectly understands, who can give control of appetites and affections, and rouse one to light with self instead of being self-contented. And if faith so reveals God to me 1 go without question. wherever He may lead me. 1 can put His assertions and commands above every seeming probability in life, dismissing cherished com .nd looking upon the wisdom and ratio- . •. as folly if opposed to Him. I place no limits to faith when once vested in God. the sum of all wisdom and knowledge, and can trust Him though I should have to stand alone before the world in declaring Him to be true.
  • 5. Howard Atwood Kelly was an American male gynecologist, one of the "Big Four" founding professors at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland.[2] He is credited with establishing gynecology as a true specialty, by developing new surgical approaches to women only diseases and through pathological research ===================== https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Howard_Atwood_Kelly