The Truth Cannot be Exiled!

One day the Regent Morton summons Andrew Melville, one of the earliest heralds of the Scottish Reformation, and denounced his writings. "There will never be quietness in this country," he said, "till half a dozen of you are hanged or banished from the country." Melville replied, "Sir, threaten your courtiers in that fashion. It is the same to me whether I rot in the air or in the ground. The earth is the Lord’s; my fatherland is wherever well-doing is. I have been ready to give my life when it was not half as well worn, at the pleasure of my God. I lived out of your country ten years as well as in it. Yet God be glorified, it will not lie in your power to hang nor exile His truth!