For more than twenty years, LearnTheBible.org has consistently provided free content from a Bible-believing perspective to our thousands of annual visitors. We do not run ads or charge for access to this wealth of Bible study materials, outlines, preaching, teaching, and so much more! Expenses to maintain our hosting, servers, etc. are provided by the generous donations of God's people. If you have been helped and blessed by LTB through the years, would you help us continue to maintain and support this growing ministry by partnering with us with a onetime or monthly gift?
To those who read, listen, and share our content, we are extremely grateful! Please continue to pray for us and "Thank You!" for 20 great years!

Fanny Crosby Hated Math

Source Name: 
Fanny Crosby (p.38)
Source Author: 
Bernard Ruffin

Fanny Crosby (1820-1915), the blind lady who wrote many of the hymns in our hymnbooks, did not take well to math in school. "Mathematics was a ‘great monster’ to her… Fanny was less than enthusiastic about this subject. ‘I have never been a very good hater,’ she said later in life, ‘even when the best material was provided for the purpose; but I found myself an adept at the art of loathing, when it came to the Science of Numbers.’ She managed to learn addition and subtraction. Multiplication was harder, and when it came to division Fanny balked entirely… Anna Smith, who later became one of Fanny’s most intimate friends, was teaching her—or trying to teach her—arithmetic. After two days of multiplication, she had to admit that her pupil had learned absolutely nothing…" With pressure from the school superintendent, "Fanny got down to work and managed to learn the multiplication tables. Then Anna got to division. There Fanny’s ‘patience failed,’ She was one of those persons who just cannot learn mathematics, no matter how hard they try… The superintendent then wisely decided that Fanny could better spend her time in other studies, so he excused her from taking more arithmetic. ‘From that hour I was a new creature,’ Fanny recalled more than seventy years later. ‘What a nightmare I was escaping!’ "


Daily Proverb

Proverbs 28:21

To have respect of persons is not good: for for a piece of bread that man will transgress.