We fail to accord to the Reformers our debt of gratitude when we cease to prize our heritage. . . . This heritage is not only one to be cherished; it is one to be propagated. The Reformation was the rediscovery of the revealed counsel of God on the most vital issues of the Christian faith. It might be summed up in the rediscovery of salvation by grace. . . . Reformation, however, must not consist only in retrospect nor in the repristination of the legacy furnished by the Reformation of the 16th and 17th centuries. Reformation is a present duty.
—Professor John Murray