“There may be some true faith incrusted [sic] with a vast deal of presumption” (John M. Brentnall, Just A Talker: Sayings of John (‘Rabbi’) Duncan, p. 66).
A “vast deal of presumption” about WHAT exactly? The ground of acceptance before God? How adroit a person is at the sport of basketball or cricket?
“It is only through divine teaching that anyone, child or grown-up man, can apprehend what it is to believe and to repent. With that teaching the youngest child can understand as well as the philosopher” (John M. Brentnall, Just A Talker: Sayings of John (‘Rabbi’) Duncan, p. 66).
The gospel of Christ, with His efficacious at its heart, is indeed a simple thing. But try convincing James White et al of that: