Looking for a Jonathan Edwards quote

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  1. Tom Bryant

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    In listening to Erwin Lutzer's presentation about why we have to believe in hell from his book "One Minute after You Die" he mentioned a quote from Jonathan Edwards to the effect the greatness of our sin is determined by the greatness of the person who was sinned against.

    I have spent the last 30 minutes googling it and haven't been able to find the exact quote. Can anyone help me?
     
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    I remembered that teaching from Thomas Aquinas, but maybe Edwards taught something similar as well...

     
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    Thanks. It may have been Aquinas he was quoting. The statement was in the same context: that man's sin was eternally punished.
    Appreciate it.
     
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    The Justice of God in the Damnation of Sinners

    http://www.biblebb.com/files/edwards/JE-justice.htm
     
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    The passage directly follows Lutzer paraphrasing Edwards—"the reason we find hell so offensive is because of our insensitivity to sin"—but is in a new paragraph.
     
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    That's a great quote refuting "L" that shows man is not paying for his sins in hell as God requires infinite repayment, not eternal. Man cannot supply this...but Christ did, once for all sin.

    So that sin against God, being a violation of infinite obligations, must be a crime infinitely heinous, and so deserving of infinite punishment. Amen Jonathan Edwards...too bad he didn't believe it ;)
     
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    Hmm, what did you mean by that last statement WD?

    I did a doubletake one day while reading Jonathan Edwards, who, commenting on hell, the said comments were followed in parantheses by ("if there be such a place").

    My conclusion was that it had been added by someone else.
    Do you know of similar statements?

    Thanks
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    Yes, I have the quote in a book of mine called "The Wrath of Almighty God" which is a compilation of Edwards' sermons on the subject.

    I will see if I can find it.
     
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