Christian is God Almighty's
security of Christianity
is to be found in its benevolent morality, in its exquisite adaptation
to the human heart, in the facility with which its scheme accommodates
itself to the capacity of every human intellect, in the consolation
it bears to every house of mourning, in the light with which it
the great mystery of the grave. —MACAULAY.
- It is
truth divine, speaking
to our whole being: occupying, calling into action, and satisfying
every faculty, supplying the minutest wants of his being, and speaking
in one and the same moment to his reason, his conscience and his heart.
It is the light of reason, the life of the heart, and the strength of
nature has made great progress, and society experienced great changes;
and in this advanced condition of the world, Christianity, instead of
its application and importance, is found to be more and more congenial
and adapted to man's nature and wants. Men have outgrown the other
of that period when Christianity appeared, its philosophy, its modes of
warfare, its policy, its public and private economy; but Christianity
never shrunk as intellect has opened, but has always kept in advance of
men's faculties, and unfolded nobler views in proportion as they have
The highest powers and affections which our nature has developed, find
more than adequate objects in this religion. Christianity is indeed
fitted to the more improved stages of society, to the more delicate
of refined minds, and especially to that dissatisfaction with the
state, which always grows with the growth of our moral powers and
- It is
refiner as well as a
purifier of the heart; it imparts correctness of perception, delicacy
sentiment, and all those nicer shades of thought and feeling which
elegance of mind.—MRS. JOHN SANFORD.
no other evidence of
the truth of Christianity than the Lord's Prayer.—MADAME DE STAEL.
- Had it
been published by a voice
from heaven, that twelve poor men, taken out of boats and creeks,
any help of learning, should conquer the world to the cross, it might
been thought an illusion against all reason of men; yet we know it was
undertaken and accomplished by them.—STEPHEN CHARNOCK.
- A few
persons of an odious and
despised country could not have filled the world with believers, had
not shown undoubted credentials from the divine person who sent them on
such a message.—ADDISON.