The epistles to Timothy and Titus are full of exhortations to hold fast, and to stand fast in the faith. Believing that example is better than precept, the apostle, with the axman’s block in sight, declared that he had kept the faith. To every one of us in these apostate days there comes the clarion call from Paul of loyalty to the Scriptures and to the faith once delivered unto the saints.
Some of our theological seminaries and colleges are hotbeds of destructive, diabolical criticism. Many of our pulpits are manned by those who, in their hearts, discredit many of the cardinal truths of Scripture, but who dare not preach all that they believe and discuss in their ministerial fraternals in case the outcry against them is greater than it is at present.
Herbert Lockyer, All the Doctrines of the Bible, p. 265