Saturday, January 11, 2014

He Cannot Make Another Truth

I will worship toward thy holy temple, and praise
thy name for thy lovingkindness and for thy truth: 
for thou hast magnified thy word above all thy name. 
                                               Psalms 138:2

“Thou hast magnified thy word above all thy name.”  Every
creature bears the name of God; but in his word and truth
therein contained it is written at length, and therefore he is
more choice of this than of all his other works; he cares not
much what becomes of the world and all in it, so that he keeps
his word, and saves his truth.  Ere long we shall see the world
in flames; the heavens and earth shall pass away, “but the
word of the Lord endures for ever.”  When God will, he can
make more such worlds as this; but he cannot make another
truth, and therefore he will not lose one jot thereof. Satan,
knowing this, sets all his wits on work to deface this and disfigure
it by unsound doctrine.  The word is the glass in which we see
God, and seeing him are changed into his likeness by his Spirit.
If this glass be cracked, then the conceptions we have of God
will misrepresent him unto us; whereas the word, in its native
clearness, sets him out in all his glory unto our eye.
                                                  William Gurnall

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