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Let then this be the saints' first notion of the Father, as one full of eternal free love
towards them: let their hearts and thoughts be filled with breaking through all
discouragements that lie in the way. To raise them hereunto, let them consider, [1
Consider hence his eternal, free, unchangeable love. Were the love of Christ
unto us but the love of a mere man, though never so excellent, innocent, and
glorious, it must have a beginning, it must have an ending, and perhaps be
We are , therefore , adopted sons of God to eternal life by participation of the only
begotten Son of God , whose life is the well - spring and cause of ours . It is too
cold an interpretation whereby some men expound our being in Christ to import ...
Thus the love of Christ is an eternal love , because his divine nature is eternal ;
and it is an unchangeable love because his divine nature is unchangeable ; and
his love is fruitful , for it being the love of God , it must be effectual and fruitful in ...
“But methinks this is a very odd way of arguing from the divine nature ; for if the
love of Christ as God be so infinite, eternal, unchangeable, fruitful, I would
willingly understand how sin, death, and misery came into the world. For if this
love be so ...
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LibraryThing ReviewNutzerbericht - Paul_Brunning - LibraryThing
Despite his other achievements, Owen is best famed for his writings. These cover the range of doctrinal, ecclesiastical and practical subjects. They are characterized by profundity, thoroughness and ... Vollständige Rezension lesen
LibraryThing ReviewNutzerbericht - exinanition - LibraryThing
This is possibly my favorite book in the world after the holy bible. Nowhere else have I found a more sincere, heartwrenching love for Jesus Christ with, again, the exception of the bible. John Owen's ... Vollständige Rezension lesen