Any sin is more or less heinous depending upon the honour and majesty of the one whom we had offended. Since God is of infinite honour, infinite majesty, and infinite holiness, the slightest sin is of infinite consequence. The slightest sin is nothing less than cosmic treason when we realize against whom we have sinned.
Jonathan Edwards (1703-1758)
About Greg Coleman
I am a Particular Baptist who affirms the absolute sovereignty of the triune Godhead in all things. The fullness of the Godhead dwells in the God-man Jesus Christ. He is the Creator, Sustainer, Redeemer, Disposer and Judge of all that ever was, is now or ever shall be. Jesus Christ is the only mediator between God and men. He was made to be sin for his people and saved them from their sins by his substitutionary, sacrificial death on the cross thereby satisfying the justice and wrath of God against them. The sufficiency of his death to the satisfaction of God’s justice is proven by his physical resurrection from the dead and enthronement in glory at the right hand of the Father. Jesus Christ is coming again to judge the living and the dead. Every knee shall bow and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and thou shalt be saved.
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Amen, Brother. If people understood this, then they will also understand what it means to fear the Lord.
Oops, my apologies. A fallen world is no excuse for my bad grammar.
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Does John E. overstate the case? Where would this concept be found in Scripture?
I do not believe he is correct here. Doesn’t the book of Job state along the lines: “if you sin, how does that affect Him?” Sin has real consequences for us humans not least of which is enslavement. Christ came to rescue us from our sins.
Edwards uses “infinite consequences” but the concept is foreign to revealed truth. For the servant who knew His master’s will and didn’t prepare himself will receive “many stripes.” Not an infinite number. No matter the greatness of this American preacher, we need to rely on the Bible for our spiritual concepts.
Terrific quote by Edwards.