I warn everyone to beware of a hope not drawn from Scripture. It is a false hope, and many will find out this to their cost. That glorious and perfect book, the Bible, however men despise it, is the only fountain out of which man’s soul can derive peace. Many sneer at the old book while living, who find their need of it when dying. Each and all must be content to seek living water from the Bible, if they have any hope at all. Honor your Bible,–read your Bible–stick to your Bible. There is not on earth a scrap of solid hope for the other side of the grave which is not drawn out of the Word.
J.C.Ryle Old Paths