All You Need is Love

Jonathan Edwards, who said it before the Beatles!
Jonathan Edwards, who said it before the Beatles!

Jonathan Edwards is famous for an evangelistic sermon in which he was urging people to escape from the coming judgement of God.

He is not so famous for his faithful ministry, excellent sermons on a very wide range of topics and other writing.

We’ve been enjoying some choice quotes from ‘Charity and its Fruits’, based on ‘the Love Chapter’ often read at weddings, 1 Corinthians 13.

Here, we conclude our inspirational quotes from Edwards. I hope these insights spur you on to love God with all your heart and others as yourself.

Genuinely doing good for others
‘Love…is that disposition which leads us to have a desire for, or delight in, the good of another; and that is the main thing in Christian love.’ (p. 104)

On doing good when it costs us
‘It is easy for God to make up, and more than make up, to us, all that we thus give for the good of others.’ (p.109)

Heaven – a World of Love
‘Heaven is the palace or presence-chamber of the high and holy One, whose name is love, and who is both the cause and source of all holy love.’ (p. 326)

The Trinity a Fountain of Love
‘God is the fountain of love, as the sun is the fountain of light. And therefore the glorious presence of God in heaven, fills heaven with love, as the sun, placed in the midst of the visible heavens in a clear day, fills the world with light.’ (p.326)

‘There dwells God the Father, God the Son, and God the Spirit, united as one, in infinitely dear, and incomprehensible, and mutual, and eternal love.’ (p.327)

The Holy Spirit in Heaven
‘There dwells the Holy Spirit — the Spirit of divine love, in whom the very essence of God, as it were, flows out, and is breathed forth in love, and by whose immediate influence all holy love is shed abroad in the hearts of all the saints on earth and in heaven.’ (p.327)

All references to the Banner of Truth Edition

You can purchase ‘Charity and its Fruits’ here
If you haven’t been following the blog, you can begin reading about Jonathan Edwards and the great revival that took place in his town here

© 2009 Lex Loizides


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