THE CHRISTIAN QUOTATION OF THE DAY
Christ, our Light
Thursday, September 18, 2003
Commemoration of George MacDonald, Spiritual Writer, 1905

To me, to whom God hath revealed his Son, in a Gospel, by a Church, there can be no way of salvation, but by applying that Son of God, by that Gospel, in that Church. Nor is there any other foundation for any, nor other name by which any can be saved, but the name of Jesus. But how this foundation is presented, and how this name of Jesus is notified unto them, amongst whom there is no Gospel preached, no Church established, I am not curious in inquiring. I know that God can be as merciful as those tender Fathers present him to be; and I would be as charitable as they are. And therefore, humbly embracing that manifestation of his Son, which he hath afforded me, I leave God, to his unsearchable waies of working upon others, without further inquisition.
... John Donne (1573-1631), Works of John Donne, vol. I, London: John W. Parker, 1839, Sermon XXIV, p. 489 (see the book; see also Acts 4:10-12; 13:48; 15:11; Rom. 10:12-13; more at Charity, Church, Gospel, Jesus, Mercy, Revelation, Salvation, Tender, Way, Work)

 
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