“Almost incredible” by Jonathan Edwards

“When I think how great heaven’s happiness is, sometimes it is ready to seem almost incredible. But the death and sufferings of Christ make everything credible that belongs to this blessedness.

For if God would so contrive to show His love in the manner and means of procuring our happiness, nothing can be incredible in the degree of the happiness itself. If all that God doth about it be of a piece, He will also set infinite wisdom on work to make our happiness and glory great in the degree of it.

If God ‘spared not His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things?’ (Romans 8:32). Nothing could have been such a confirmation of our blessedness as this.

If nothing be too much to be given to man, and to be done for man in the means of procuring his happiness, nothing will be too much to be given to him as the end, no degree of happiness too great for him to enjoy.”

–Jonathan Edwards, “Entry 576: Heaven’s Happiness” in The “Miscellanies”: Entry Nos. 501-832, in The Works of Jonathan Edwards, Vol. 18, Ed. Ava Chamberlain (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2000), 114. This entry may be read here in its entirety.

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Filed under Christian Theology, Heaven, Jesus Christ, Jonathan Edwards, Puritanical, Quotable Quotes, The Gospel

2 responses to ““Almost incredible” by Jonathan Edwards

  1. Well said. Thank you for sharing. twe

  2. Reblogged this on in all their splendour and commented:
    Restore to us the joy of your salvation.

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