Thursday, August 04, 2005

Through Faith They Still Speak (8/4/05)

"If any in their sluggishness are disposed to think that a perpetual body of infallible teachers would be a blessing, all must admit that the assumption of infallibility by the ignorant, the erring, and the wicked, must be an evil inconceivably great. The Romish theory, if true, might be a blessing; if false, it must be an awful curse. That it is false may be demonstrated to the satisfaction of all who do not wish it to be true, and who, unlike the Oxford tractarian, are not determined to believe it because they love it." (Charles Hodge, cited in Philip Schaff, The Creeds of Christendom, Vol. 1 [Grand Rapids: Baker Books, 1998], p. 171)