11 February 2013

No Restraint

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, no pity, no merciful care, lest they should be too miserable; 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.
--Jonathan Edwards, Miscellany #741, Works of Jonathan Edwards, Yale ed., 18:370

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

How is this good news? It is depressing that god will that way toward most people