Centuries have elapsed since the Word of God was given t man but it is as much alive today as it ever was. Generation after generation, both of its opponents and of its friends, have passed on to the place where its truth is never doubted, but the Word of Go abides with us still. Again and again it has been burned since Jehoiachim set the fashion. Again and again it has been cut up even by those who professed to preach it. But the persecutors have gone and the critics have gone and have left it victorious behind them.. Today it is as true as ever it was that "The Word of God is quick and powerful and sharper than any two-edged sword ... and discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.