Quote of the Day

However, in January, at the suggestion of a dear friend, I began reading the Early Church Fathers as well as some of the more sophisticated works on justification by Catholic authors. I became convinced that the Early Church is more Catholic than Protestant and that the Catholic view of justification, correctly understood, is biblically and historically defensible. Even though I also believe that the Reformed view is biblically and historically defensible, I think the Catholic view has more explanatory power to account for both all the biblical texts on justification as well as the church’s historical understanding of salvation prior to the Reformation all the way back to the ancient church of the first few centuries. Moreover, much of what I have taken for granted as a Protestant—e.g., the catholic creeds, the doctrines of the Trinity and the Incarnation, the Christian understanding of man, and the canon of Scripture—is the result of a Church that made judgments about these matters and on which non-Catholics, including Evangelicals, have declared and grounded their Christian orthodoxy in a world hostile to it. Given these considerations, I thought it wise for me to err on the side of the Church with historical and theological continuity with the first generations of Christians that followed Christ’s Apostles. — Dr Francis Beckwith, the now former President of the Evangelical Theological Society, on why he’s returned to the Catholic Church (Source)

Today in Delaware History

1919 Pierre S. du Pont, II, owner of the Kennett Pike, which led directly to his home in Longwood Gardens, and was the last toll road in Delaware, had it paved at $85,000 per mile and later turned it over to the state for $1.

A similar arrangement happened with US 13. A du Pont built it and gave it to the state. Similarly, du Ponts helped fund the public school system during the Depression. Delaware owes many debts to the du Pont family.