• It appears to me that, even within the recollection of living men, the Christian faith has come to be less and less regarded as a commanding and mighty power from heaven, a voice of authority, a law of holy life, but more and more as an easy going guide to future enjoyment, to a universal happiness and an indiscriminate salvation.

    Frederic Dan Huntington (1877). “Christ in the Christian Year and in the Life of Man: Sermons for Laymen's Reading (Advent to Trinity)”