INTERNAL EVIDENCE OF INSPIRATION by Harry Rimmer

by JF

This was written in the 1930s. It might be called a so-called “defense” of the Scriptures, although the author candidly and rightly acknowledges at the outset that the Scriptures need no defense; they defend themselves. Author Harry Rimmer had a Doctor of Divinity Degree. The fact that this book is, so far as this reader can tell, totally free from doctrinal error is a fascinating sign which shows that, unlike today, American seminaries were not completely polluted with secular and pagan heresies back in the 1930s.

There is not anything that really stands out about this book: It is written in a straightforward fashion, and the thoughts it contains are not terribly penetrating or unique–many Christian thinkers have put forward many of the same arguments, before and after. The book’s main strength is that it gives sound, scripturally backed apologetics at a reading level that most any Joe Six-Pack could understand.

Perhaps the last 1/3 of the book stands out as a kind of highlight, however, for here Mr. Rimmer examines the nature of prophecy, explaining why biblical prophecy is totally unique, and he also goes into much detail over a number of the famous prophecies of the Lord of Scripture that came true in later history in astounding fashion.

Rating: Δ Δ Δ Δ
6/2010

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