As A Little Child

“The grand distinction between the knowledge of Christ and every other science, consists in this, – that no strength of natural abilities , no acuteness of perception, no reach of genius, is sufficient to dissipate the cloud which sin has interposed between God and every child of Adam.  And what renders the case still more awful, fallen man is unconscious of the darkness of his understanding… It is this presumptuous confidence in their own wisdom, this pride of intellect, this ignorance of their own blindness,which enables Satan to lead men captive at his will, and to prevent the light of the glorious Gospel from shining in their hearts…. The doctrine of Christ was intended to stain the pride of man and to bring down his high imaginations.  He fell by pride, by coveting a greater measure of knowledge than God had seen fit to bestow; and he is restored by ceasing from his own wisdom, and receiving the kingdom of God as a little child.”

–  J.A. Haldane, From his “Doctrine of the Atonement”, P.18-19

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