[…] our salvation is not the business of Christ alone but the whole Godhead is interested in it deeply, so deeply, that you cannot say, who loves it most, or likes it most. The Father is the very fountain of it, his love is the spring of all — “God so loved the world that he hath sent his Son”. Christ hath not purchased that eternal love to us, but it is rather the gift of eternal love . . . Whoever thou be that wouldst flee to God for mercy, do it in confidence. The Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost, are ready to welcome thee, all of one mind to shut out none, to cast out none. But to speak properly, it is but one love, one will, one council, and purpose in the Father, the Son, and the Spirit, for these Three are One, and not only agree in One, they are One, and what one loves and purposes, all love and purpose. [Thomas F. Torrance, citing Hugh Binning, “Scottish Theology,” 79]
The Trinitarian ground of salvation. A beautiful thing. Thomas Torrance is quoting young Scottish theologian Hugh Binning (1627-1653). Binning died way too young, he was only 26. Did you write and think such things as this in your early 20’s? Anyway, what a refreshing way to think of our great salvation in Christ! The one will part is quite important (John Piper 😉 ).