“What is Christianity, then?”

“God in Christ, and Christ in man.”

“How am I to know that there is a God?”

“It were a more pertinent question, sir,” returned Polwarth, -‘If there be a God, how am I to find him?”

“I repeat,” said Polwarth, “that the community whose servant you are was not founded to promulgate or defend the doctrine of the existence of a Deity, but to perpetuate the assertion of a man that he was the son and only revealer of the Father of men, a fact, if it be a fact, which precludes the question of the existence of a God, because it includes the answer to it. Your business, therefore, even as one who finds himself in your unfortunate position as clergyman, is to make yourself acquainted with that man: he will be to you nobody save in revealing, through knowledge of his inmost heart, the Father to you.”

“It is the man Christ Jesus we have to know, and the Bible we have to use to that end – not for theory or dogma.”

-George MacDonald, The Curate of Glaston

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