“God was never unreconciled to the world; it is only man that is at enmity and unreconciled; therefore it is said, he reconciled them to himself. The change is in the creature, not in God.”
–Samuel Richardson, The Torments of Hell, the Foundation and Pillars Thereof, Searched, Discovered, Shaken and Removed. Together With Infallible Proofs That There is Not to be a Punishment After This Life For Any to Endure That Shall Not End. London: 1658 (reproduced in The Doctrine of Eternal Hell Torments Overthrown. In Three Parts. Edited by Thomas Whittmore. Boston: James B. Dow, 1833: 82).