Excerpt from Come to Jesus!
Tunas could be no stron or proof of this than his coming from heaven to suffer an to die. His own words were, Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay dawn his life for his friends. Why did he leave a holy heaven for a sinful world the so... ngs of angels for the temptations of devils a throne of glory fora cross of agony? It was love, only love. Love, not to friends, but to foes. While we were yet sinners, Christ died for us, He showed his tender love in a thousand ways when on earth, going about doin good, healing all manner of sickness, never turning from t e poor and the sad, always the Friend ot'sinners. How he wept over Jerusalem, as he thought of her sins and approaching sufferings. When in the agonies of death, how kindly he spoke to the penitent thief at his side; and how earnestly prayed for his mocking murderers; Father, forgive them; or they know not what they do. He might easily have called forth an rmy of angels to deliver him but if he had not died, we 0 uid not have been saved and thefore, because he loved us, he drank the bitter cup to its very dregs. Now that he has risen again, his love to sinners is as great as ever. Love prompts him to intercede for us, to pity us, to send his Spirit to help us, to wait to be gracious, and save us. He loves you he died for you he looks down with pity on you he calls you to come to him. His love has Spared you till now, though you have rejectedhim. His love bears with your sins, and again at 'this moment entreats you to accept a pardon purchased by his blood. If some fri d had spent his fortune to deliver you from prison, or risked his life to save yours, could you treat him with neglect? But Jesus has done far more. He died to redeem you from eternal woe, and make you happy for ever in heaven. He comes to you, and showing the marks of his wounds, he says, See how' I loved thee, sinner. Ilove thee still. Come unto me, that I may save thee from sin and.
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