True faith carries knowledge with it. Faith is not hoodwinked and blind but hath his discerning. By faith we come to understand. Hence the gospel is to be preached to every creature. What is the gospel but the opening of Jesus Christ, His sufficiency and willingness to save sinners? While persons lie in a state of ignorance they cannot come to have a true title to Jesus Christ.
— Bartholomew Ashwood (1622–1680)