Truth, we may be certain, is the same thing as what in the Scriptures is denominated “the gospel”—“the common salvation”—“the common faith”—“the faith once delivered to the saints”—“the truth as it is in Jesus,” . . . If, as transgressors, we be exposed to the eternal displeasure of our Maker—if a door of hope be opened to us—if it be at no less an expense than the death of God’s only begotten Son in our nature—if, through this great propitiation, God can be just, and the justifier of believers—finally, if this be the only way of escape, and the present the only state in which it is possible to flee to it for refuge, who, that is not infatuated by the delusions of this world, can make light of it? There is an importance in truth, as it relates to philosophy, history, politics, or any other branch of science, inasmuch as it affects the present happiness of mankind; but what is this when compared with that which involves their everlasting salvation? To be furnished with an answer to the question, “What shall I do to be saved?” is of infinitely greater account than to be able to decide whether the Ptolemaic or Copernican system be that of nature. The temporal salvation of a nation, great as it is, and greatly as it interests the minds of men, is nothing when compared with the eternal salvation of a single individual.
Excerpt: Andrew Fuller. “An Essay on Truth: Containing an Inquiry into Its Nature and Importance, With the Causes of Error and the Reasons of It Being Permitted.”
Fuller, A. G. (1988). The Complete Works of Andrew Fuller: Expositions—Miscellaneous. (J. Belcher, Ed.) (Vol. 3, p. 525, 527). Harrisonburg, VA: Sprinkle Publications.