“But for him who is in earnest about the will of God, it is of endless consequence that he should think rightly of God. He cannot truly know His will while his notion of Him is in any point that of a false god.
If such a man seem to himself to be giving up even his former assurance of salvation, in yielding such ideas of God as are unworthy of God, he must none the less, if he would enter into life, take up that cross also.
He will come to see that he must follow no doctrine, be it true as word of man could state it, but the living Truth, the Master himself.
Many good souls will one day be horrified at the things they now believe of God. If they have not thought about them, but given themselves to obedience, they may not have done them much harm as yet. But there are those who find them a terrible obstruction, and yet imagine, or at least fear them true; such must take courage to forsake the false in any shape, to deny their old selves in the most seemingly sacred of prejudices, and follow Jesus as He is presented by Himself, His apostles, and the Spirit of Truth. We must look to how we have learned Christ.”
– George MacDonald