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Monday, November 28, 2005

Hanks on Forgiveness

Some quotes take a little more time to parse. This quote was shared with me by a friend and I found it difficult to understand at first reading. But I think it was worth the effort, small as it was. The quote comes from Marion D. Hanks. Elder Hanks is actually quoting some unnamed source. The subject is the love of Christ that yields forgiveness.
Someone has written: “… the withholding of love is the negation of the spirit of Christ, the proof that we never knew him, that for us he lived in vain. It means that he suggested nothing in all our thoughts, that he inspired nothing in all our lives, that we were not once near enough to him to be seized with the spell of his compassion for the world.”

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  • The quote is from Pastor Ron Tottingham. 1984
    Empire Babtist Temple
    Sioux Falls, SD
    "That Love which is of God"
    Chapter 9

    By Anonymous D Alan May, at 2/07/2006 11:52 AM  

  • If this quote is from Tottingham, he must have written it somewhere else before the source you cited. Marion Hanks repeated the quote in the reference above in 1974. Perhaps both are drawing on the same 3rd source. Hey, this is starting to sound like the Documentary Hypothesis!

    By Blogger Bradley, at 2/07/2006 7:56 PM  

  • It appears both Marion D. Hanks and Ron Tottingham were quoting Henry Drummond (1851-1897).
    http://www.abcog.org/love.htm

    By Blogger Trevor, at 3/31/2007 6:21 PM  

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