‘The Justice of God in the damnation of sinners’ (extract from Jonathon Edwards)

‘The Justice of God in the damnation of sinners’ (extract from Jonathon Edwards)

It would have been most Just with God for ever to have cast you off;

But He has had Mercy upon you;

He hath made His Glorious Grace appear in your “EVERLASTING SALVATION”

You had no love to God;

But yet He has exercised unspeakable love to you;

You have contemned God, and set light by him:

But so great a value had Gods Grace set on you and your eternity

that you have been redeemed at the price of the blood of His own Son.

You chose, to be with Satan in his service;

But yet God hath made you a joint heir with Christ of His Glory.

You were ungrateful for past mercies;

Yet God not only continued those mercies, but bestowed unspeakably greater mercies upon you.

You refused to hear when God called,

Yet God heard you when you called.

You abused the infiniteness of Gods mercy to encourage yourself in sin against him;

Yet God has manifested the infiniteness of that mercy, in the exercises of it towards you.

You have rejected Christ, and set Him at nought;

And yet He is become your saviour.

You have neglected you own salvation;

but God has not neglected it.

You have destroyed yourself;

But yet in God has been your help.

God has magnified His free grace towards you,

And not to others,

Because He has chosen you,

And it hath pleased Him to set His love upon you.

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