Sunday, June 13, 2010

Puritan Quote: Thomas Vincent

Many descriptions are given in the New Testament of this lovely person, I shall mention only one, Colossians 1:15-19.

Who is the image of the invisible God, the first-born of every creature; for by Him were all things created that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers; all things were created by Him and for Him. And He is before all things and by Him all things consist. And He is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the first-born from the dead; that in all things He might have the pre-eminence. For it pleased the Father that in Him all fullness should dwell.

If we read, believe, and consider this great description of Christ, we must see and say that Christ is most excellent and amiable, and that no beloved is like the beloved of true Christians. Therefore it is true that true Christians love Christ because of His loveliness.

(Thomas Vincent -- from The True Christian's Love to the Unseen Christ)

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