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Off the Bookshelf

Obviously, most books cannot be read in a day; neither is it healthy to eat pizza daily. So, in the meantime, I thought I’d share some interesting excerpts from books I am currently reading. The following excerpt is from The Question of Freemasonry and the Founding Fathers by David Barton (page 19-20):

The statesman Daniel Webster expressed this tenet of Christianity when once he was asked: ‘Mr. Webster, can you comprehend how Jesus Christ could be both God and man?’ Mr. Webster, with one of those looks which no man can imitate, fixed his eyes upon him, and promptly and emphatically said: ‘No sir, I cannot comprehend it; and I would be ashamed to acknowledge Him as my Savior if I could comprehend it. If I could comprehend Him, He could be no greater than myself; and such is my conviction of accountability to God – such is my sense of sinfulness before Him – and such is my knowledge of my own incapacity to recover myself – that I feel I need a superhuman Savior.’

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