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A Puritan Theology: Doctrine for Life in a Year:

In The Object and Acts of Justifying Faith…Thomas Goodwin (1600-1680) wrote of an intimate connection between assurance of faith and communion with the Trinity:

“Sometimes a man’s communion and converse is with the one, sometimes with the other; sometimes with the Father, then with the Son, and then with the Holy Ghost; sometimes his heart is drawn out to consider the Father’s love in choosing, and then the love of Christ in redeeming, and so again the love of the Holy Ghost, that searcheth the deep things of God, and revealeth them to us, and taketh all the pains with us; and so a man goes from one witness to another distinctly….We should never be satisfied till all three persons lie level in us, and all make their abode with us, and we sit as it were in the midst of them, while they all manifest their love unto us.”

(A Puritan Theology, p. 104)

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