Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him.
1 John 3:16
this is the proof of the divine love, Christ expos'd his life for us: and we ought to expose our lives for the brethren.
for God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten son, that whosoever believeth in him, should not perish, but have eternal life.
but herein hath God displayed his love towards us, in that Christ died for us, even while we were yet sinners.
he that spared not his own son, but delivered him up for us all, will he not with him likewise freely give us all things?
1 John 4:10
and what heightens his love, was this, that it was not we who first loved God, but it was he that first loved us, and sent his son to expiate our sins.
"the spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor, he hath sent me to heal the broken hearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovery of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised,
that all men should honour the son, even as they honour the father. he that honoureth not the son, honoureth not the father who hath sent him.
Jesus answered them, the work which God requires is to believe on him whom he hath sent.
he that sent me, is with me: the father hath not left me alone, for I always do what is agreeable to him.
at last, having one only son, whom he loved, he sent him to them; surely, said he, they will reverence my son.
The Logos became incarnate, and had his tabernacle among us, being full of grace and truth; and we contemplated his glory, such glory as the Monogenes derived from the father.
he that believeth on him, shall not be condemned: but he that believeth not, is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the only begotten son of God.
for to which of the angels did he ever say, " thou art my son, this day have I begotten thee? and again, I will be his father, and he shall be my son?
these two precepts comprehend the substance of all the law and the prophets.
for the son of man is come to seek, and to save that which was lost.
there cannot be greater love than that of a man, who lays down his life for his friends.
Let brotherly love still reign.