Thomas Erskine

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Thomas Erskine of Linlathen (October 13, 1788 – March 20, 1870) was a revisionary and constructive lay theologian in the early part of the 19th century.


Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895)[edit]

Quotes reported in Josiah Hotchkiss Gilbert, Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895).
  • It is impossible to look into the Bible with the most ordinary attention without feeling that we have got into a moral atmosphere quite different from that which we breathe in the world, and in the world's literature.
    • P. 32.
  • Faith is the nail which fastens the soul to Christ; and love is that grace that drives the nail to the head. Faith takes hold of Him, and love helps to keep the grip. Christ dwells in the heart by faith, and He burns in the heart by love, like a fire melting the breast. Faith casts the knot, and love draws it fast.
    • P. 229.
  • To depend partly upon Christ's righteousness and partly upon our own, is to set one foot upon a. rock and another in the quicksands. Christ will either be to us all in all in point of righteousness, or else nothing at all.
    • P. 541.
  • The movement of the soul along the path of duty, under the influence of holy love to God, constitutes what we call good works.
    • P. 618.

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