There may be no sign of it, no probability of it, no germ of it from which to start, but God is able to make it out of nothing by a word. He does so make it by the word which faith claims. He needs no protoplasm to build His magnificent edifices of worlds. "He spake, and it was done; He commanded, and it stood fast." Into the soul that has no basis or remnant of goodness, but is dead in trespasses and sins, He can speak life and holiness.”
—A. B. Simpson (December 15, 1843 – October 29, 1919, Canadian preacher, theologian, author, and a founder of the Christian and Missionary Alliance, evangelicals with an emphasis on global evangelism).