P. T. Barnum was not only a great showman but something of a homely philosopher. He once observed that more people were humbugged into believing too little than were humbugged into believing too much. The danger today is that people will be humbugged into believing nothing.
Years ago a great Christian scholar, Dr. Franz Delitzsch of Leipzig University, made this prediction. Speaking to his students, he said: "Young men, the battle is now raging around the Old Testament. Soon it will pass into the New Testament field—it is already beginning there. Finally it will press forward to the citadel of your faith, the Person of Jesus Christ. There the last struggle will occur. I shall not be here then, but some of you will. Be true to Christ, stand up for him, preach Christ and him crucified.