March 08, 2006

Christian Love by John A. James & Jonathan Edwards

"Necessary fruits of our doctrines" by John Angell James
Let us remember that HUMILITY and LOVE are the necessary fruits of our doctrines, and the highest beauty of our character! True Christian love must be . . . blended with all our habits, diffused through all our conduct, forming our character, breathing in our desires, speaking in our words, beaming in our eyes. This is true religion--practical religion. By John Angell James

"If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains--but have not love, I am nothing!" 1 Corinthians 13:2

"Charity and its Fruit" by Jonathan Edwards,

Holy and humble Christian love, is a principle of wonderful power to give ineffable quietness and tranquility to the soul. It banishes all disturbance, and sweetly composes and brings rest to the spirit, and makes all divinely calm and sweet and happy. In that soul where divine love reigns and is in lively exercise, nothing can cause a storm, or even gather threatening clouds. By Jonathan Edwards

"Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love." 1 John 4:8