18 June 2008

JE: Intimacy with Christ in Heaven

Two great quotes in reading Edwards today on heaven:

He whose arms were expanded to suffer, to be nailed to the cross, will doubtless be opened as wide to embrace those for whom he suffered.

As God will have no manner of regard to the welfare of the damned, will have no pity, no merciful care, lest they should be too miserable; they will be perfectly lost and thrown away by God as to any manner of care for their good, or defense from any degree of misery; there will be no merciful restraint to God's wrath; so on the contrary with respect to the saints, there will be no happiness too much for them; God will not begrudge any thing as too good for them; there will be no restraint to his love, no restraint to their enjoyment of himself; nothing will be too full, too inward and intimate for them to be admitted to.

--pp. 629-30, Vol 2, Hickman edition

1 comment:

Gabriel Tribbett said...


Thanks so much for lunch yesterday. It was wonderful to meet you and learn about how the Lord is moving in your life. Many blessings as you travel and study. May you see Christ exalted in the midst of your work and leisure.

In Him,