It is the immediate duty of every soul that has ever heard of Jesus Christ to accept him and become a Christian. It is, however, to be admitted that there is much more chance for error, and confusion. It is a very sad reflection upon Christian teaching that any one should honestly be confused in finding the way into a Christian life. Yet such is the vagueness and complexity of much of our teaching, that many have come to think that entrance upon a Christian life is difficult, and hard to be accomplished. Somewhat of this has come from the confusing of Christian experience after one has become a Christian, with no requirements in order to become one. Much more has the way been made obscure by not attending to the source of our knowledge, the Word of God.
~ William Curtis Stiles, Excuse Me (1898)