Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Second causes not to be regarded

"It is impossible to be submissive and religiously patient, if ye stay your thoughts down among the confused rollings and wheels of second causes; as, “Oh the place!” “Oh the time!” “Oh if this had been, this had not followed!” Oh the linking of this accident with this time and place! Look up to the master-motion and the first wheel." -- Rutherford, Samuel, and Ellen S. Lister. The Loveliness of Christ: Extracts from the Letters of Samuel Rutherford. Edinburgh: Banner of Truth Trust, 2007, 18. [Letter CCXCIX, 15 Oct. 1640]

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