Judged by its impact upon humanity over the past few centuries, surely the greatest book in history is the English Bible! Many godly men paid with their lives to give us this blessed Book, yet how little we think about its history and background and the sacrifice these men made to give it to the world.
At this season of the year , in North America we look back to the historical epic of the first harvest vouchsafed by a merciful God to a brave Pilgrim band. If the courage of pioneer settlers is all we see in this event, we may be seeing only one small facet, albeit an important one, of true thanksgiving.
This year, 1960, marks an anniversary of peculiar interest to
Seventh-day Adventists. It is the four hundredth year of the Scottish
Reformation, and is notable because many of the principles of
religious liberty that are at stake in present world issues were fought
out in Scotland in the days of John Knox.
The year 1960 marks the fourth centenary of the Scottish Reformation in which John Knox played such an important part. A former Roman Catholic priest, he was a man of great character but much misunderstood by his enemies. Living in those turbulent times, John Knox proved to be the man of the hour.