„Having made an expiation for sins, He is set down on God's right hand for ever. There is no more that even Immanuel can do. This is Love's extremest effort, God's last and greatest gift, God's own sacrifice. Can there be any escape for those who neglect so great salvation?“

Fonte: Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), P. 77.

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