But I am besides my purpose when I fall to bewail the cold affection which we bear towards that whereby we should be saved, my purpose being only to set down what the ground of salvation is. The doctrine of the Gospel proposeth salvation as the end, and doth it not teach the way of attaining thereunto? Yes, the damsel possessed with a spirit of divination spake the truth: “These men are the servants of the most high God who show unto us the way of salvation” [Acts 16:17] — “a new and living way which Christ hath prepared for us through the veil, that is, his flesh,” [Heb 10:20] salvation purchased by the death of Christ.
–Learned Discourse on Justification (my emphasis)
I am reminded that today is the feast day of Richard Hooker, author of The Laws of Ecclesiastical Polity and Master of the Temple Church from 1585 to 1591 @ecclawsoc @TheInnerTemple pic.twitter.com/rTtjjbFKxg
— Mark Hill QC (@MarkHillQC) November 3, 2020