Spreading The Gospel

Love’s Logic


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Spurgeon
“We love him because he first loved us.”
1 John 4:19.

This is the second of three posts on the theme of love. The title ‘Love’s Logic’ is taken from a sermon by Charles Spurgeon on that text. I can’t imagine it making a short list of titles for a contemporary rom-com; imagine the sequel ‘Love’s Logic II’. Here are some of Spurgeon’s thoughts on the logic of love.

‘God’s love is evidently prior to ours: “He first loved us.” It is also clear enough from the text that God’s love is the cause of ours, for “We love him because he first loved us.” Therefore, going back to old time, or rather before all time, when we find God loving us with an everlasting love, we gather that the reason of his choice is not because we loved him, but because he willed to love us. His reasons

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