Benjamin Colman on loving our neighbours made in the divine image

Status
Not open for further replies.

Reformed Covenanter

Cancelled Commissioner
We must love our Neighbour as our Selves, for he is made like us in the Image of God. Therefore honour all Men, and therefore love the Brotherhood. Have we not all one Father, has not One God created us? And have not Saints One Redeemer & Sanctifier, whose Image is renewed on them all! The End of the Commandment is Charity (the Love of God and of our Neighbour) out of a pure Heart, a good Conscience and Faith unfeigned.

Say not, Who is my Neighbour? Let Humanity be found in us, for the sake of that Image of God wherein Man was created. We must love the Stranger, for the Lord loveth Him. Contempt of Men is Contempt of God, and Cruelty to Men is odious to God. So is all Injustice and Unrighteousness. The last Injury to Man is in his Life, and this is forbidden from the Beginning, and revenged by God, for this Reason, For in the Image of God made He Man! therefore whoso sheddeth Man’s Blood, by Man shall his Blood be shed. No wonder that the Blood of Abel cried so from the Ground against wicked Cain, and that God has set such a Mark and Brand upon his Name for ever. Benevolence and Beneficence ever was and is the Law of Nature, of Moses and of Christ. Love is the fulfilling of the Law. As we have Opportunity let us do good to all Men, especially to the Household of Faith. ...

For more, see Benjamin Colman on loving our neighbours made in the divine image.
 
Status
Not open for further replies.
Top