“Another glorious effect of acquaintance with God, is, that it makes a man like God, which is the top of the creature’s honor. Company is of an assimilating nature. He that before was unholy, and like the Devil; by conversion to God, and converse with him is made holy like God … O how doth such a one shine! What a majesty, glory, and beauty is there in his face! … A full and perfect conformity and likeness to God is the very glory of glory … O why stand you then so far off from God! Come nearer him, and the rays of his glorious Image will reflect from your lives. Be acquainted with him, and you shall be like him, keep much in his company by faith, secret prayer, and meditation, and you will be more holy, divine, spiritual.” (James Janeway, 1636-1674)
Quoted in The Banner of Truth Magazine (689, February 2021). A.G. Haykin, Michael. ‘The Best Friend in the Worst Time’: Pandemics in Church History, 8.