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were to give Him their whole heart? Is such an event one that is to be feared ? Is it a proper object of hatred? Or is it the most amiable thing under the sun? Is it not rather desirable in the highest degree? Is there anything MORE lovely, more to be desired by every child of man? Why then should you be averse to Universal Holiness? Why should you entertain any prejudice against this, or look upon it with apprehension? Can you conceive anything more excellent and desirable than this? Set prejudice aside, and surely you will desire to see it universally diffused.”
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PROPOSITION FORTY-THIRD. The Glorification of All the Souls of Men, will be the Final
Achievement of Infinite LOVE.
"When creatures stray
EVIDENCES. "We have known and believed the Love which God hath to us. God is LOVE.:-1 John iv. 16.
"Love thinketh no Evil.'— 1 Cor. xiii. 5. “Love worketh no Ill.'—Rom. xiii. 10. "Love is the bond of Perfectness.' -Col. jii. 14.
Love is the Fulfilling of the Law.'-Rom. xiii. 10.... It is the Promise of the Lord, that He will put His holy LAW into every heart, and write it into' every mind, that All shall Know Him, from the least even to the greatest.-Jer. xxxi. Heb. x. &c. The Redeemer came to Fulfil the Law of the Lord, and testified that heaven and earth should soon
er pass away, than that one jot or tittle of the Law should Fail.-Mat. v; Luke xvi.
The Lord is the God of Love and Peace.'—2 Cor. iii. 11. •Who shall separate us from the Love of Christ?... Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or sword ? -• Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us. For I am persuaded that neither life, nor death, nor angels, nor prin. cipalities, nor powers, nor things present. nor things to come, shall be able to Separate us from the Love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.'--Rom. viii. 35--39.
"The Love of Christ PASSETH ALL KNOWLEDGE.'-Ephes. iii. 19; Phil. iv. 7. It is greater than we are capable of realizing or desiring,—it surpasses all we can comprehend of the extent of evil, all that we can imagine of the great necessities of humanity. Many waters CANNOT QUENCH his Love, neither can the floods drown it.'-Cant. viii. 7.
"God, who is rich in mercy, for His Great Love wherewith He loved us, even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ; by Grace are ye saved.' Eph. ii. 3--5.
The Lord thy God in the midst of thee is Mighty; he will Save; he will Rejoice over thee with joy : HE WILL REST in his Love; he will joy over thee with singing.' ---Zeph. ii. 17. "The King of Israel, even the Lord, is in the midst of thee; thou shalt not see Evil any more.'---v. 15.
Yea, I have loved thee with an Everlasting Love ; therefore with loving-kindness have I DRAWN thee.'---Jer. xxxi. 3. “In His Love and in His Pity He redeemed His People, and bare them and carried them all the days of Old.'--- İsa. lxiii. 9.
"The Love of God,
“There is a golden chord of sympathy,
Rev. D. K. LEE.
PROPOSITION FORTY-FOURTH. As the Universal CREATOR, God will be the Redeemer of
EVIDENCES. ALL THINGS were created by Him. and FOR Him.'... Col. i. 16. "God hath created All Things for Himself.'--Prov. xvi. 4. For of Him, and THROUGH Him, and TO HIM are All Things, to Whom be glory forever.'---Rom. xi. 36.
Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive Glory, and Honor, and Power, for Thou hast created All Things, and for Thy Pleasure they are, and were created.'---Rev. iv. 11.
Every one that is called by My name, I HAVE CREATED HIM FOR GLORY. I have Formed him, yea, I have Made him.' ---Isa. xliii. 7.
Ask of Me things to come concerning My sons; and concerning the Work of My hands, command ye Me. I have made the Earth, and created Man upon it. - - I HAVE RAISED HIM UP FOR RIGHTEOUSNESS, and I will direct all his ways.' ---Isa. xlv. 9--13.
'I will make a Man MORE PRECIOUS than fine gold; even a man than the golden wedge of Ophir.'---Isa. xiii. 12.
Thy People also shall be All righteous, - - THE WORK OF MY HANDS, that I may be Glorified. --- Isa. lx. 21.
We are fearfully and wonderfully made.:---Ps. CXXXJX. 14. He hath made His wonderful works TO BE REMEMBERED.'---Ps. cxi. 4. The Lord shall REJOICE IN HIS WORKS. ---civ. 31. .
For [even) every beast of the field is Mine, and the cattle upon a thousand hills ; I know all the fowls of the mountains; and the wild beasts are Mine.'---Ps, 1. 10, 11. Not even a sparrow can fall without the Father.' "Jesus Knew All Men, and what was in Man.
•The rich and the poor meet together; the Lord is the Maker of them All.:---Prov. xxii 2. "Him that regardeth not the rich more than the poor, for they are All the Work of His hands.'---Job xxxiv. 19.
'In the day that God created Man, in the likeness of God made He him. Thou hast made him a little lower than the angels, [but 'in the resurrection,' said our Saviour, 'they shall be equal to the angels,'] and hast crowned him with glory and honour. Thou mad'st him to have dominion over the works of Thy hands; Thou hast put all things under his feet.'--Ps. viii. 5--7. Wherefore, hast Thou made all men, (or even any man,) IN VAIN ?-lxxxix. 47. “Nay, much more those members of the Body which seem to be more feeble, ARE NECESSARY.'--- 1 Cor. xii. 22. O Lord, Forsake not the Works of Thine own hunds.'---Ps. cxxxviii. 8. The Bible teaches that God created man in His own image; that is, He has endowed the human soul with a miniature transcript of His own infinite qualities, of goodness, love, pity, justice, intelligence, &c. It is often boldly asserted without proof, that Man has utterly lost the divine likeness. A passage however in the Epistle of James, (iii. 9,) entirely annihilates this assumption. Speaking of the tongue, he says, "Therewith bless we the Father, and therewith curse we Men, which are made after the SIMILITULE of God.' This was 4000 years after the fall,' and no one will pretend that we have lost it since.
"Thine hands have made me, and fashioned me round about, (and the inspiration of the Almighty hath given me understanding ;) yet, dost Thou destroy me, (with everlasting torture ?] Remember, I beseech Thee, that Thou hast made me as the clay, and wilt Thou bring me to NOTH· INGNESS ? [or to what is infinitely more terrific -- endless suf. ferings ?] - - Thou hast clothed me wfth skin and flesh, and hast fenced me with bones and sinews ; Thou : hast
granted me life and favor, and Thy visitation hath, preserv-sed my spirit, and these things hast Thou hid in Thine heart?' ---Job x. 8--13.
He hath made every thing BEAUTIFUL in his time.'---Ec. iii. 11. •He hạth done all things well.'— Mark vii. 37
God, that made the world and all things therein, seeing that He is Lord of heaven and earth, - - giveth to All, life, and breath, and all things, and hath made of one blood All Nations for to dwell on all the face of the earth : and hath Determined the times before Appointed, and the bounds of their habitation, THAT THEY SHOULD SEEK THE LORD,' &c... Acts xvii. 24--27.
"It is He that hath made Us, and not we ourselves.'-Ps. c. 5. He is THE GOD OF THE SPIRITS OF ALL FLESH.'-.Numb. xvi. 22. The dust shall return to the earth as it was, but the spirit shall return unto God wHO GAVE IT.'-.. Eccl. xii. 7.
O house of Israel, cannot I do with you, as this Potter ? saith the Lord. Behold, as the clay is in the Potter's hand, so are ye in Mine hand, saith the Lord.'---Jer. xviii. 6.
Thy hands have made me and fashioned me : give me understanding that I may learn Thy Commandments.'---Ps. cxix. 73. BEHOLD, I MAKE ALL THings NEW !'-Rev. xxi. 5.
“Presumptuous man! the reason would'st thou find,