WE limit not the truth of God
To our poor reach of mind,
By notions of our day and sect,
Crude, partial, and confined;
No, let a new and better hope
Within our hearts be stirred;
The Lord hath yet more light and truth
To break forth from His word.
HE charged us before God and His blessed angels to follow him no further than he had followed Christ; and if God should reveal anything to us by any other instrument of His, to be ready to receive it as ever we were to receive any truth by his own ministry. For he was very confident the Lord had yet more light and truth to break out of His Holy Word.
John Robinson (to the “Mayflower” Pilgrims)
NO, eternal God! Thy Word is not all fulfilled; Thy thought, the thought of the world, not all revealed. That thought creates still, and will continue to create for ages incalculable by man. The ages that have passed have but revealed to us some fragments of it. Our mission is not concluded. As yet we scarcely know its origin, we know not its ultimate aim. Time and discovery do but enlarge its boundaries. It is elevated from age to age towards destinies unknown to us, seeking the law of which as yet we know but the first lines.