The faith of God’s people relates to things past, present, and to come. It believes that God made the world. There is a past. It believes that God is. There is the present. It believes that there will be a day of judgment. There is the future. Of old, for thousands of years, the pious believed in a Savior to come. In the days of His flesh, His disciples believed in a Savior to come. For… two thousand years God’s people have believed in a Savior that has come. In all these cases, the faith was the same in principle, and in its effect also.
– William Plumer