George Smeaton – Love Is Prominent in the Atonement

15 Jan

1814-1889. Scottish minister and Professor of New Testament Exegesis at New College, Edinburgh.

16 “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. – John 3:16

The atonement is here described as emanating from the love of God. These words of Christ plainly show that the biblical doctrine on this point is not duly exhibited, unless love receives a special prominence; and that it would be a misrepresentation against which the biblical divine must protest, if, under the influence of any theory or dogmatic prejudice, love is not allowed to come to its rights. If even justice were made paramount, the balance of truth would be destroyed.

~George Smeaton~

The Doctrine of the Atonement, as Taught by Christ Himself, Second Edition (Edinburgh: T&T Clark, 1871), 45-46.

Books by George Smeaton

The Smeaton Theology Collection on Logos Bible Software

Kindle Books

More Smeaton Quotes at The Old Guys

3 Responses to “George Smeaton – Love Is Prominent in the Atonement”

  1. lacykitkat January 15, 2014 at 5:48 am #

    Reblogged this on HE STILL SPEAKS!.

  2. Frank Hay January 15, 2014 at 9:54 am #

    Thanks for the dates and brief commentary about the “old Guys”. frank

  3. mydelightandmycounsellors January 15, 2014 at 2:21 pm #

    Reblogged this on My Delight and My Counsellors.

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