Sunday, February 20, 2011

Quote of the Day - The Trinity

Here is how that great Puritan thinker, Jonathan Edwards, described the Holy Trinity:
This I suppose to be the blessed Trinity that we read in the Scriptures. The Father is the deity subsisting in the prime, unoriginated and most absolute manner, or the deity in its direct existence. The Son is the deity generated by God's understanding, or having an idea of Himself and subsisting in that idea. The Holy Ghost is the deity subsisting in act, or the divine essence flowing out and breathed forth in God's infinite love to and delight in Himself. And I believe the whole Divine essence does truly and distinctly subsist both in the Divine idea and Divine love, and that each of them are properly distinct persons."
--Jonathan Edwards, An Essay on the Trinity
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