“Though something of Christ be unfolded in one age, and something in another, yet eternity itself cannot fully unfold Him.
I see something, said Luther, which blessed Augustine saw not; and those that come after me, will see that which I see not.
It is in the studying of Christ, as in the planting of a new discovered country.
At first men sit down by the sea-side, upon the skirts and borders of the land. And there they dwell, but by degrees they search farther and farther into the heart of the country.
Ah, the best of us are yet but upon the borders of this vast continent!”
–John Flavel, The Works of the John Flavel (Carlisle, PA: Banner of Truth, 1820/1997), 1: 36.