Dear wife, farewell!

Dear wife, farewell!

(An excerpt from a letter by Christopher Love, to his wife, on the morning of his execution)

My most gracious beloved,
I am now going from a prison to a palace! I have finished my work. I am now to receive my wages. I am going to Heaven! Rejoice in my joy. The joy of the Lord is my strength. O, let it be yours also!

Dear wife, farewell! I will call you wife no more! I shall see your face no more! Yet I am not much troubled–for now I am going to meet the Bridegroom, the Lord Jesus Christ, to whom I shall be eternally married!

Your dying, yet most affectionate friend until death,
Christopher Love
August 22, 1651, the day of my glorification!

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4 Responses to “Dear wife, farewell!”

  1. Oh my. How absolutely powerful. Thank you for sharing this. God bless, Steve.

  2. Here is another quote from Christopher Love:

    “If preaching of terror is legal preaching, then the law was more preached in the New Testament than ever it was under the Old. I make it appear thus: There are more terrible and dreadful doctrines scattered up and down in the New Testament than in the Old. It is a note of Chrysostom that in all the Old Testament the word damnation was never used, but it is used thirteen times in the New. And it is observable further that in the Old Testament, though the word hell is often used, yet it is most commonly used for the grave and not for the place of the damned. But in the New Testament, except in two places, hell is altogether taken for the place of the damned, Acts 2:27 and 31. Therefore it is clear to every eye that the gospel is more backed with terror, and with the doctrines of hell and damnation, than ever the law was. The preaching of the law has only ‘Anathema,’ but the gospel has ‘Maranatha’ also. Therefore, all those who are of that seducing antinomian error that cry down pressing duty such as preaching the law greatly deceive themselves, for Christ Himself and the apostles and evangelists all preached more terror than any of the prophets ever did.”

    –Christopher Love (English Covenanter and Martyr)

    https://hitchhikeamerica.wordpress.com/2015/09/20/the-terror-of-hell/

    • Wow…thanks Tim for sharing this quote, i have never seen this one! 😀

      Our local preachers seem incredibly skilful on missing out all of the hard sayings of the New Testament and only managing to find some squishy out of context but makes the listener feel nice sermons. This always confuses me as when i read the scripture, the hard sayings and warnings are everywhere!

      Thanks again for the comment, God bless you. 😀

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