Stephen Charnock… Yet Speaking

Stephen Charnock… Yet Speaking

He [God] was desirous to hear him groaning, and see him bleeding, that we might not groan under his frowns, and bleed under his wrath; he spared not him, that he might spare us; refused not to strike him, that he might be well pleased with us; drenched his sword in the blood of his Son, that it might not for ever be wet with ours, but that his goodness might for ever triumph in our salvation; he was willing to have his Son made man, and die, rather than man should perish, who had delighted to ruin himself; he seemed to degrade him for a time from what he was.
Stephen Charnock, Discourses upon the Existence and Attributes of God, (Thomas Tegg, 1840 [1681]) pg 572.