Quotes for the Week

18 Mar
Billy Graham –

“I used to play God, but I can’t do that anymore. I used to believe that pagans in far-off countries were lost and were going to hell—if they did not have the Gospel of Jesus Christ preached to them. I no longer believe that,” he said carefully. “I believe that there are other ways of recognizing the existence of God—through nature, for instance—and plenty of other opportunities, therefore, of saying ’yes’ to God.”
-”I Can’t Play God Anymore”, McCall’s Magazine, (January 1978), pp. 154-158

C. S. Lewis –

“Is it not frightfully unfair that this new life should be confined to people who have heard of Christ and been able to believe in Him? But the truth is God has not told us what his arrangements about the other people are. We do know that no man can be saved except through Christ; we do not know that only those who know Him can be saved through Him.”
– Mere Christianity (New York: Touchstone, 1996), p. 65

J.I Packer –

“We can safely say if any good pagan reached the point of throwing himself on His Maker’s mercy for pardon, it was grace that brought him there; God will surely save anyone he brings thus far; anyone thus saved would learn in the next world that he was saved through Christ”
. -Gods Words p.210
John Stott –

“I have never been able to conjure up (as some great Evangelical missionaries have) the appalling vision of the millions who are not only perishing but will inevitably perish. On the other hand… I am not and cannot be a universalist. Between these extremes I cherish and hope that the majority of the human race will be saved. And I have a solid biblical basis for this belief.”

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