The single volume Exposition of the Bible is G. Campbell Morgan's simple, yet enduring, exploration of the golden narrative that runs through the entire Bible. The work is well-recognized as a quick reference for chapter-by chapter exposition and thematic summary from the famous British pastor and Bible teacher who was friends with Spurgeon, Dwight L. Moody , Martin Lloyd-Jones , and other stalwarts of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
Many pastors and Bible teachers use the Exposition of the Bible as a reliable resource for a relatively easy-to-read summary of essential information on each chapter in the Bible.
To the discerning, however, there is an even more valuable treasure in Morgan's work. Though often brief, the chapter expositions show each chapter’s relationship to the Bible’s “golden thread” which runs from Genesis to Revelation. Morgan tied his preaching and teaching to what he discovered to be the essential single narrative of the Bible story. It was that organic whole which Morgan found the most compelling evidence for the Bible’s divine origin. ( Morgan was one of the original contributors to the original “Fundamentals” articles that countered the tide of liberal criticism in the early 20th century).
The preface states that this commentary "Binds together the central thoughts of all the chapters." Morgan originally published these studies separately and entitled them “Highways.” The title implies the context of a road map, with a large single path and many smaller roads branching off.
An additional benefit to reading Morgan’s expositions is that they often contain the distilled essence of the immensely popular “Friday night Bible School,” which he conducted over the years at Westminster Chapel in London. Thousands attended each week.
Finally, a great advantage of adding this work to your PC Bible Study library is the way it provides you access to its chapter summaries in the same context as your verse and chapter links from other studies. This gives you a quick method of seeing how G. Campbell Morgan would fit that chapter into the whole Bible story.
The Virgin Birth of Christ
The Virgin Birth of Christ (1907), written by Scottish Presbyterian minister and church historian James Orr , is a classic exposition of the scriptural integrity of the virgin birth of Christ. James Orr is widely known even in our day as the editor of the immensely popular International Standard Bible Encyclopedia. The ISBE is still used by many conservative Bible students as the “go-to” reference for Bible or church history information. Orr was an early defender of biblical integrity during the higher criticism battles of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. He was a contributor to the famous “Fundamentals” articles series that challenged the liberal theological trends of the time.
The book, The Virgin Birth of Christ, came out of a series of lectures given in New York to the Bible Teachers' Training School and consists of eight lectures. The original page count was 301 pages.
These lectures are:
Statement of the case: issues and preliminary objections
The Gospel witnesses: genuineness and integrity of the records
Sources of the narratives: historical and internal credibility
The birth narratives and the remaining literature of the New Testament: alleged silence of the New Testament
Relation to Old Testament prophecy: witness of early church history
Mythical theories of origin of narratives of the virgin birth: alleged heathen analogies
Doctrinal bearings of the virgin birth: person of Christ as involving miracle: sinlessness and uniqueness
Doctrinal bearings of the Virgin birth: the incarnation: summary and conclusion.
Biblesoft helps you not only to read the book and digitally annotate it, but also to link it to other works in your library, search by topic or word, and explore common themes throughout the Bible. In addition, Biblesoft editors have added unique reference links from The Virgin Birth of Christ add-on to citations in the Early Church Fathers and other works, which are extremely helpful if you have them in your library. (see screenshot #4 for an example).