Casper ten Boom, the father of the well- known Corrie ten Boom, was a watch maker and a real student of the Bible.
He had a study group meeting in his home made up of philosophers, agnostics, atheists, fundamentalists and liberals all with a quest for knowledge.
Without formal educational training, Casper ten Boom could debate the most brilliant with the book, the Bible, he knew so well. He battled some, converted others, and had the honest respect of all.
None were able to escape his direct answers to complex problems. He would always say when the arguments became involved, "The Bible says!"
Mr. ten Boom had nothing against philosophy, but believed in a philosophy of living based upon the Word of God.
- In My Father's House (pages 111-112)