• Since Christ is the Word of God and the Truth of God, he may be received even by those who have not heard of his manifestation in the flesh... We have, therefore. the hope that even among the heathen there may be some, like Socrates, who, under the guidance of the Holy Spirit working through the truth of nature and conscience, have found the way of life and salvation.

    Augustus Hopkins Strong (1907). “Systematic Theology: A Compendium and Commonplace Book Designed for the Use of Theological Students”