Translated by Randi Yang, Member of Translation Team of New Hope Christian Fellowship
"Men are estranged from God, and engaged in rebellion against him; and they love to continue so. They will not submit, nor return to their duty and allegiance. Hence there is need of a superior power to subdue their stubborn hearts, and sweetly constrain them to subjection; to inspire them with the love of God, and an implacable detestation of all sin. And for this purpose, the holy Spirit of God is sent into the world: for this purpose, he is at work, from age to age, upon the hearts of men."
- Rev. Samuel Davies, President of Princeton University, 1760