Universalist Quote of the Day #161

“The command to love God, therefore, presupposes those attributes in him which win the sympathies of the soul, and draw from the purest fountains of our nature.  It is misnaming things to call that religion which demands the repeal of those laws of sympathy, that we may find woe congenial, and tyranny lovely.  It seems to us something worse than this to convert the system of Christ–which teaches us sentiments divine with charity and love (principles in which all holy spirits join), and visits us with hopes in which the best of earth have found their ever-present help–into an engine for provoking our self-love, or exciting our distrust of God.”

–Rev. J.W. Putnam


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