Edwards: Salvation and the Trinity

“Not only is each person of the trinity concerned [in our redemption], but each person has his distinct part and as it were, sustains a distinct character and charge in that affair…. All the difference between the Father and the other persons as to this matter is that the other two act as under another in what they do. But the Father acts as first and head of all. But yet each one may be said in some sort to susiain a distinct office. Each one has a distinct part to act, [and] stands in a distinct place and capacity and sustains a distinct character in the affair of man’s redemption, and has a distinct care and work that more especially belongs to him rather than to either of the other persons.”

-Jonathan Edwards, Sermons and Discourses, 1743-1758. As recorded by Owen Strachan, Always in God’s Hands: Day by Day in the Company of Jonathan Edwards, 253.

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