The Essence of the Gospel
John 6:37
All that the Father gives me shall come to me; and him that comes to me I will in no wise cast out.

Pluck a green leaf from a bough and look at it. That leaf, science tells us, is the typical tree. The tree is built upon the pattern of that leaf. The tree is only the leaf expanded, and with its various parts altered to suit new requirements; but the idea manifest in the leaf is the idea according to which the tree is made and shaped. For instance, science tells us that the seed — the starting-point of life to the tree — is only a leaf rolled tight and changed in tissue and in contents, and so fitted for its special uses. The tree-trunk is only the leaf-stem made to take columnar form, and greatly lengthened and strengthened and enlarged. All the mingling mass of branch and bough and twig, lifting their manifold tracery against the sky, is but the reproduction and increasing of the delicate tangle of veins striking through the green substance of the leaf. In short, the tree is only the leaf cut in larger pattern. Everything in the huge tree is adjusted to the method of the little leaf. In the leaf you have the tree in germ and type. So it is, it has seemed to me, with this short text I have read to you, "Him that cometh to Me I will in no wise cast out." It is the typical gospel. In this text we have the whole great gospel in germ and type. The entire system of the revelation of salvation is shaped after the pattern of this text.

(W. Hoyt.)

Parallel Verses
KJV: All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out.

WEB: All those who the Father gives me will come to me. Him who comes to me I will in no way throw out.

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