The Great Condescension of God

edwardsThe gospel above all things in the world holds forth the exceeding condescension of God. No other manifestation which God ever made of himself exhibits such condescension as the Christian revelation does. The gospel teaches how God, who humbles himself to behold things in heaven, stooped so low as to take an infinitely gracious notice of poor vile worms of the dust, and to concern himself for their salvation, so as to send his only begotten Son to die for them that they might be honored and brought into eternal fellowship with him and the perfect enjoyment of him.

Jonathan Edwards, Charity and Its Fruits


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