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Robin Parry is the husband of but one wife (Carol) and the father of the two most beautiful girls in the universe (Hannah and Jessica). He also has a lovely cat called Monty (who has only three legs). Living in the city of Worcester, UK, he works as an Editor for Wipf and Stock — a US-based theological publisher. Robin was a Sixth Form College teacher for 11 years and has worked in publishing since 2001 (2001–2010 for Paternoster and 2010– for W&S).

Friday, 11 December 2009

God is Love

God is not anger though He can be angry, God is not vengeance though He does avenge. These are attributes, love is essence. Therefore God is unchangeably love. In judgment He is love, in wrath He is love, in vengeance He is love – ‘love first, and last, and without end.’ Love is simply the strongest thing in the universe, the most awful, the most inexorable, (not to be moved by entreaty) while the most tender.

Thomas Allin. Christ Triumphant. 1878. Rpt. 9th ed. Canyon Country, CA : Concordant, n.d. 76 - 77.
Thanks to Beryl Spikings for pointing me to this quotation.

3 comments:

"Nick" said...

GREAT quote. Wow. So true.

TN said...

What a coincidence!

Today I read about the words "I will never leave thee nor forsake thee" in Hebrews 13:5.

Although the English only has two negative words (never and nor)the Greek has no less than five (5!) seperate words to emphasize the negative!!!!!

So that lead me on to thinking about 1 Cor 13 -- God's kind of love "never fails".

And now your wonderful quote.

Thank you!

TN said...

btw my FireFox now gives me instant translation of everything into Chinese.

Your name comes out as

羅賓帕里

Luo-Been Pa-Lee.

Sure enough, the R sound is being represented as L!

So if you want a tattoo ...