Counsels to Young Men, or Modern Infidelity and The Evidences of Christianity
John Morison, D. D.
New York: American Tract Society, c.1842


  From the whole of the preceding remarks, we may infer the paramount duty of entire and unreserved submission to the authority of God in the written word. Our reason, our conscience, our affections, are all called to surrender themselves to the heavenly vision. In this inestimable volume God speaks to us upon subjects of the highest interest; and, refusing to listen to his voice, we seal our own unhappy doom. "Hear ye the word of the Lord," is the message addressed to all who possess the sacred boon; and he who, by prejudice or sin, excludes himself from the benefits of this message, which reveals the only method of salvation, is chargeable with a degree of rashness and folly which eternity itself will but fully disclose. Let the prayer of each one who reads this little treatise be—"Open thou mine eyes, that I may behold wonderful things contained in thy law!"