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In bringing this work before the public, Mr. Rightmyer was actuated by the earnest hope that it might be a help to sincere enquirers after the truth who either accept the Holy Scriptures as the inspired Word of God, or are open to conviction on this subject. It is addressed to those who are unwilling, in such a vital matter as religion, to accept the conclusions of others without previous study and thought of their own, and it was Mr. Rightmyer's aim in this book to state nothing as fact except what he could prove from the Scriptures, beyond question of reasonable doubt.
Familiar with many of the conflicting religious beliefs of these and former days, Mr. Rightmyer was early filled with an earnest determination to search the Scriptures for himself, and if possible to find out the truth contained therein. Nor was he satisfied to base his conclusions on the study of a few years. This work is the fruit of a lifetime's reading, thought, discussion, and intense study of the Holy Scriptures, and it was his experience that the longer and more earnestly he studied them, the more perfect in unity and harmony did they appear.