“God Made the World to Demonstrate His Own Glory” — Thomas Watson (c. 1620-1686)
“God made the world to demonstrate his own glory. The world is a looking glass, in which we may see the power and goodness of God shine forth. ‘The heavens declare the glory of God.’ Psa 19:1. The world is like a curious piece of tapestry, in which we may see the skill and wisdom of him that made it….Who but God can create? The creation is enough to convince the heathen that there is a God. There are two books out of which God will judge and condemn the heathen, viz., the book of Conscience, ‘Which shew the work of the law written in their hearts,’ Rom 2:15, and the book of the Creation, ‘The invisible things of him are clearly seen by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead.’ Rom 1:20. The world is full of emblems and hieroglyphics. Every star in the sky, every bird that flies in the air, is a witness against the heathen.”
- Thomas Watson (c. 1620-1686)
taken from: A Body of Divinity, Edinburgh: Banner of Truth, 1997, pp. 116.
• To learn more about this eminent Puritan minister and author read Charles Spurgeon’s Brief Memoir Of Thomas Watson.
• What Is the Work of Creation? — Thomas Watson (c. 1620-1686)