The Depth of Old Faith

I have recently discovered (through the suggestion of a friend) the writings of R. C. Campbell.  The books are a compilation of his sermons.  The following is taken from his sermon Faith Of Our Fathers in the book titled Keeping The Foundations (1946) I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.  I have been thinking about these words today.

Jude 1:3 Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort [you] that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints.

“To the faith nothing can be added.  In it is new light that will flash, hidden nuggets of golden riches which will be discovered, sweeter harmonies which will be enjoyed.  But they are there already.  Astronomy has discovered planets, bodies, stars, but astronomy did not add them to the constellations; it only discovered them.  They were there before astronomy lifted its telescope.  Music cannot add a new note to the scale.  The octave is the final measure of the possible tones.  Musicians will continue to arrange and combine them into sweeter melodies, but no ingenuity of theirs can enable them to reach beyond the octave of tones.  So with the faith; we will find its deeper riches if we mine for them, discover new worlds of beauty if we but turn the telescope of faith upon them, enjoy sweeter music if we will but harmonize its tones.  But these are there now.  They are not new.  They are as old as God.”

“It is not a new faith we need; we need to find our way back to the old faith.”

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