Founders Friday

Every Friday, I am going to post a quote or give commentary on a Founder of the SBC. Today, we have some words from J.L. Dagg.

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“Love to God implies cordial approbation of his moral character. His natural attributes, eternity, immensity, omnipotence,& etc., may fill us with admiration; but these are not the proper objects of love. If we worship him in the beauty of holiness, the beauty of his holiness must excite the love of our hearts. As our knowledge of the moral perfections increases, our delight will stimulate to further study of them; and to a more diligent observation of the various methods in which they are manifested. The display of them, even in the most terrible exhibitions of his justice, will be contemplated with reverent, but approving awe; and their united glory, as seen in the great scheme of redemption by Christ, will be viewed with unmixed and never-ceasing delight.”

Quote from Manual of Theology,pg.49,Gano Books, 1990

Have a blessed day.

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3 thoughts on “Founders Friday

  1. all4hisrenown says:

    Interesting quote. I like it. Again, this is Traci. I keep forgetting to log you out.

  2. Daniel says:

    James
    This is a nice post and a great idea for Friday’s! Dagg’s words remind me of something I read in Jerry Bridges book, “The Pursuit of Holiness.” Bridges says, “Holiness is God’s crown. Imagine for a moment that God possessed omnipotence, omniscience, and omnipresence, but without perfect holiness. Such a one could no longer be described as God. Holiness is the perfection of all his other attributes…It is his holiness more than any other attribute that makes Him worthy of our praise.”

    • all4hisrenown says:

      Thanks. I got this out of the “Duty of Love to God” section of the chapter on the doctrine of God. I love reading Dagg. The more I read the more I’m impressed with his scholarship. That is a great quote from Jerry.

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