Thomas Goodwin

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Thomas Goodwin – The Heart of Christ in Heaven Towards Sinners on Earth

From an article by Mark Herzer: Goodwin masterfully and almost exhaustively argues that Christ’s disposition, love, tenderness, etc. has not changed in heaven. If He loved while on earth, then He surely loves in heaven. Remember, Jesus beckoned us to come to Him because He is meek and lowly of heart (Mt. 11:28). We must not … Continue reading Thomas Goodwin – The Heart of Christ in Heaven Towards Sinners on Earth

Thomas Goodwin – The Heart of Christ in Heaven Towards Sinners on Earth

From an article by Mark Herzer: Thomas Goodwin masterfully and almost exhaustively argues that Christ’s disposition, love, tenderness, etc. has not changed in heaven. If He loved while on earth, then He surely loves in heaven. Remember, Jesus beckoned us to come to Him because He is meek and lowly of heart (Mt. 11:28). We … Continue reading Thomas Goodwin – The Heart of Christ in Heaven Towards Sinners on Earth

Thomas Goodwin – Conviction Prior to Conversion and Bitterness of Sin After

This is a reading from the Collected Works of Thomas Goodwin. The Work of the Holy Spirit in our Salvation. Goodwin mentions what the awakened sinner will be made aware of before he is reconciled. The drawing of that sinner to Christ at his conversion, and his attitude to his sin after his conversion. Conviction … Continue reading Thomas Goodwin – Conviction Prior to Conversion and Bitterness of Sin After

Thomas Goodwin – Difficulty of Saving Faith

Though faith be a difficult work above our power, yet God commands us to use our utmost endeavors to believe. The reason why God commands us so to do, and how the infinite power of God in working faith, and our own endeavors, are very well consistent together. Discouragements removed, which may arise either from … Continue reading Thomas Goodwin – Difficulty of Saving Faith

Thomas Goodwin – Child of Light Walking in Darkness 4

The devil may by this be able to accuse us of all deadness, and drowsi ness, and neglect in the performance of holy duties, as want of attention and quickness in them, for these are easily discerned by any one that is observant; and of the want of stirring affections, and also of neglect of holy conference in all companies, … Continue reading Thomas Goodwin – Child of Light Walking in Darkness 4

Thomas Goodwin – Child of Light Walking in Darkness 4

Besides, therefore, these advantages and ways of knowledge, somewhat  common to us men, each of other, devils have a farther and more near way of knowing the acts of the reasonable powers, the understanding and will, than we men can have; even as they have also a way of communicating their thoughts to us in a more intimate, close, secret manner, … Continue reading Thomas Goodwin – Child of Light Walking in Darkness 4