Sunday, November 21, 2010

Quote of the day: on the link between works and faith

"In one thing we agree that he who feareth God, and worketh righteousness shall be accepted of him and his Faith cannot be wrong whose life is in the right."

- Abigail Adams (1744-1818), American Founding Mother, Letter to Catherine Adams, April 15, 1818, quoted in The Founders on Religion:  A Book of Quotations, edited by James H. Hutson (Princeton:  2005), pg. 90.

2 comments:

Nathan Rein said...

Great quotation -- but is there perhaps a word missing? What shall be "accepted of him"? That clause appears to have no subject...

Mark in Spokane said...

18the century grammar. What shall be accepted is the person living the right kind of life.