Universalist Quote of the Day #190

“Shall Nature fill the hollows of her course rough flints with purple amethyst; shall she, out of the grimy coal over which the shivering beggar warms himself, form the diamond that trembles on the forehead of a queen; shall even man take the cast-off slag and worthless rubble of the furnace, and educe from it his most glowing and lustrous dyes–and shall not God be able to make anything of his ruined souls? . . . And if it would be wholly impossible for any wretch among us to be so remorseless as to doom his deadliest enemy to an endless vengence, are we to believe this of God?  Or shall we not rather believe as the wise woman of Tekoah said to David three thousand years ago, ‘We must needs dies, and are as water spilt on ground, and God does not take away life, but devises devices that the wander may not be forever expelled from him” (2 Sam. xiv. 14).”

–Canon F. W. Farrar


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