The Undying Faith“Christianity has thus passed through many stages of its earthly life, and yet has hardly reached the period of full manhood in Christ Jesus. During this long succession of centuries it has outlived the destruction of Jerusalem, the dissolution of the Roman empire, fierce persecutions from without, and heretical corruptions from within, the barbarian invasion, the confusion of the dark ages, the papal tyranny, the shock of infidelity, the ravages of revolution, the attacks of enemies and the errors of friends, the rise and fall of proud kingdoms, empires, and republics, philosophical systems, and social organizations without number. And, behold, it still lives, and lives in greater strength and wider extent than ever; controlling the progress of civilization, and the destinies of the world; marching over the ruins of human wisdom and folly, ever forward and onward; spreading silently its heavenly blessings from generation to generation, and from country to country, to the ends of the earth. It can never die; it will never see the decrepitude of old age; but, like its divine founder, it will live in the unfading freshness of self-renewing youth and the unbroken vigor of manhood to the end of time, and will outlive time itself.”-- Philip Schaff (1819-1893)Related Bible Verse: “And lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age” (Matthew 28:20) Note: The work from which the above quote was taken, The History of the Christian Church, Vol. I, by Philip Schaff, is available as a PDF eBook at the Classic Christian Library, free of charge at:http://www.ClassicChristianLibrary.comIf you would like to be sent the Christian Quote of the Week (when they are updated), via email, please send an email request to firstname.lastname@example.orgTo review past Christian Quotes of the Week click here.