His justice is like a flaming sword unleashed against thee....So exact is justice, that it will by no means clear the guilty. God will not...hold thee guiltless, but will require the whole debt...unless thou canst make a Scripture claim to Christ...but never had rebels such a gracious prince....
O sinners, see what a God you have to deal with... “Return unto me, saith the Lord of hosts, and I will return unto you....” His mercies are beyond all imagination...if thou wilt but turn.
—Joseph Alleine (1634-1668), An Alarm to Unconverted Sinners, pp. 106,168
If truth be not diffused, error will be; if God and His Word are not known and received, the devil and his works will gain the ascendancy; if the evangelical volume does not reach every hamlet, the pages of a corrupt and licentious literature will; if the power of the Gospel is not felt throughout the length and breadth of the land, anarchy and misrule, degradation and misery, corruption and darkness, will reign without mitigation or end.
—Daniel Webster, 1823
The religious revolt of the sixteenth century rescued the Bible from the Priest: God grant that the twentieth century may bring a revolt which shall rescue it from the pseudo-critic and the pundit.
—Sir Robert Anderson (1841-1918) Daniel in the Critics’ Den (Fleming H. Revell Company, n.d., c. 1902) p.149